Getting back on-track after a busy season of life or a long holiday weekend can be tricky.
For many people, these calorie-filled periods of time with little movement can quickly turn into a downward spiral if you aren’t mindful of your habits.
But, let me be clear: YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL GUILTY!
First of all, you’re human. There will always be days, weekends, or even weeks when you abandon some or many of your healthy habits when life gets chaotic.
Second of all, you need to live your life! The self-control will not always be there [+ sometimes… the sugary food + drinks are just too yummy to resist!].
For real, stop hating yourself over it if you’ve felt like a bloated ball of lazy recently.
Why? Because you can absolutely transition back to healthier behaviors— + right away.
In fact, the earlier you take the bull by the horns + really get focused on the choices you’re making the next 3-5 days that are coming up, the better you will not only look… but FEEL!
So, let’s make a little plan. Shall we?
I am going to give you an easy-to-follow, fool-proof way to get back to seeing results + feeling like the boss you are.
3 STEPS TO GET BACK ON-TRACK [SIMPLE + EFFECTIVE METHOD]
Part of getting back on-track is realizing that it doesn’t need to be complicated + shouldn’t be a difficult, drawn-out plan with a ton of habits that you need to start doing right away.
This method is something I use ALL THE TIME when I have taken a little vacation when it comes to my healthy habits.
It doesn’t matter how many days, weeks, or months you have been off-track with eating healthy, working out, or self-care.
This simple 3-step method I am going to share WILL get you feeling better + inspired to take on even more the next day every single time you implement it.
So… let’s dive in!
Over the next week, I want you to do these 3 things every day.
1. Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces.
So, if you weight 140lb, drink 70oz.
Water is going to help flush out toxins in your body, get your metabolism running smoothly, will curb your appetite, + it’ll give you energy.
Honestly, it’s not as much water as you think. You can totally do this!
Most water bottles you drink out of have markers on the side. If not, drink right from a plastic bottle + do the math according to how much water it holds on the label.
Start drinking within the first few hours you wake + make sure your pee is light yellow all day [shows you’re hydrated!].
Need help drinking enough? Read my tops water-drinking tips HERE.
2. Get at least 10,000 steps.
If you have a FitBit, Apple watch, or any other kind of fitness tracker, awesome.
Get that baby on as soon as you wake [leave it next to your phone or in your bathroom!].
If you don’t have one, keep your phone in your pocket + make sure the step tracking feature is on [most phones have this!].
Make excuses to move today so you can get more steps [see examples HERE].
Moving will help obviously burn some calories, but it also helps your mindset + actually boosts your energy levels!
The more you walk, the more your body will want to keep staying in motion because you will feel better [+ that feeling can inspire you to take even more steps throughout the day!].
Bonus: set your alarm a half hour earlier + go for a long walk in the am with your coffee!
3. Listen to an inspirational podcast.
One of the best ways to get back on-track is to feed your mind with inspiration + positivity!
I started listening to podcasts about 3 years ago. It took me a few weeks to get into them. But, once I found ones I loved I was addicted!
On days you are looking to get inspired to get back on-track, I highly recommend downloading episodes that work on your mindset + healthy habits/choices.
I find that when I choose to start my day with a podcast, I am way more inclined to make healthier choices throughout the day.
I love listening to podcasts while getting ready in the morning, driving to work, cleaning/cooking, + [my fav] going for a long walk before or after work!
These 3 things can do majorly magical things for you this week if you’re in need of a healthy lifestyle booster shot!
Yes, you can workout, eat super healthy each meal, sleep well… blah blah blah.
Yes yes yes. Do those if you FEEL like it!
But, if you’re not in the rah-rah mood to pound the pavement with being super healthy + want a REALISTIC way to get back on-track, just make sure those 3 things are in the forefront of your mind this week.
Then, take on more healthy habits as the days come.
When you make sure your habits around water, movement, + mindset are being checked off every day… those other healthy habits WILL come!
Start off by clocking in early tonight + getting a great sleep.
TIP: fill up your water bottle before bed so it’s ready for you in the am, place your fitness tracker where you will see it when you wake, + download a few podcasts!