I hope you had a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
I’ve heard from a few of you that there was a small (to large) amount of food and drink consumed over the past few days And that you are feeling a little blah…
It makes sense though, right?
If you’ve been mostly watching what you eat, limiting sodium, starchy carbohydrates, sweets and an excess of anything anyone is bound to feel less than stellar after a day or several of overindulgence.
So if this is you, here is what you need to do, right now:
1) Get outside for a walk.
I normally send the newsletter later in the day so that you get it Sunday PM but I’m sending it now so that you still have time to get outside for a brisk walk.
2) Figure out what you have in your house that might be sabotaging you and make a plan to get it out of your house.
Lots of left over pecan pie? What are you giving away? What are you freezing? What might just need to go in the trash?
3) Plan your workouts for the week.
If you can, get in a home workout today. Moving around will almost IMMEDIATELY improve how you feel both physically and psychologically. Not sure what to do? Jumping Jacks, Bear Crawls, Squats or Lunges and Hip Bridges would be a great start. 🙂
4) Review/ Re-State your goals.
What are your goals for the rest of the year? It is ok to have a few days here and there when you deviate from the plan. It is normal. BUT staying off track is a choice.
It is really helpful to revisit the WHY behind what it is that you are doing and to re-state your goals, both to someone else and aloud for your subconscious to hear your voice.
5) Be Thankful
This may go without saying, but if we have had the opportunity to overindulge we could just spend a few extra minutes in gratitude. So much of the world doesn’t have access to the abundance we all have in our lives. Instead of worrying about an extra slice of pie or too much cheesy mashed potato, we could be grateful for what we have.
I’d choose a few extra lbs on xyz body part over going hungry any day… you too?
6) It is a new day. Tonight there may still be left overs in the house but get back to eating slowly, mindfully and mostly choosing protein and veggies. 🙂
The holidays are really only 3-10 days depending on your faith, they don’t need to be a six week span of time.
Refocus on your goals and remember we are here to help!
Megan K and the team