Clients and Fitness Peoples,
Good evening everyone! I hope everyone had an enjoyable 4th of July holiday. It is always important to visit with friends and family and have a little fun from time to time. This allows for us to rest and relax our bodies and minds, which is all apart of our health and fitness. Plus, the 4th of July may be the coolest holiday of them. Who doesn't like blowing stuff up? I'm joking. But onto the task at hand.
Most people will visit a BBQ, a cookout, a concert or some other form of social event for the 4th of July celebration. We tend, with good reason, to let our guard down and relax and enjoy foods and beverages (you know who you are) that we may not typically eat and drink. This could have a spiraling effect on our future habits...if we let it. Do not allow a snowball effect to happen because of a minute nutritional decision on a holiday weekend. Here are three ways to rebound from the holiday and get back on track to end the year strong:
1. Forget yesterday
Yesterday is no indication of tomorrow. It happened back there, behind you. You can't change it so don't dwell on it. Take action and do something about it. You ate poorly the last week? Take action and do something about the next few weeks that proceed the holiday. Your best plan of action is to forget what happened and initiate good habits and keep consistency.
2. Drink water
I would be willing to bet, regardless of your activity, you didn't drink enough water. If you were out in the sun at the lake or grilling out or taking a hike, I bet your didn't consume the normal water intake that you usually do and most importantly that you SHOULD do. Start tomorrow by making it a conscious effort to drink at least 100 ounces of water. For more on water check out this blog http://joshjbbowen.com/2012/12/31/the-old-gallon-jug/
3. Go workout
Pretty simple eh? Figured you would hear that? At the risk of sounding predictable, working out after a long weekend will make you feel so much better about yourself. From a mental perspective this will have great influence on how you open and close next week. At the very least, take a walk, walk your dog or even come in for a workout with me, either way do something to get the blood moving again and muscle flexing.
I put Christmas and the 4th of July on my calendar as potential client de-rail (ers) because of their significance and where they take place in the year. If you behaved yourself over the last few days, then I applaud you and thank you, if you didn't that's ok lets just make sure we get back on the horse and working toward your goals.
Yours in Fitness,