Restarting Healthy Habits Post Festive Season.🥑
Indulging especially around the holidays season is completely healthy and normal! Generally, one day or even a few days of overindulgence will most likely not set you too far off track. However many times, overindulging can also cause feelings of guilt, failure or frustration.😣
To help return to your regular routine, slowly restart over a few days with parts of your normal, regular routine. This can make the transition less stressful for you.
As you return to work or a more normal routine, here are some handy hints for getting back on the wellness track.🤗
1. Avoid the “give up” attitude.
Many times, it’s easy to throw in the towel after a few unhealthy meals or days of eating. You may think you’ve “ruined” your day by an unhealthy meal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make positive choices for the rest of the day! If you’ve slipped up try to immediately think of the next healthy choice or lifestyle behaviour you can make instead of punishing yourself for the choices you have already made.
2. Forgive yourself.
Overeating or overindulging — especially over a few days — can make you feel really guilty or like you’ve failed your healthy eating plan. But that’s not true. You haven’t failed anything and there’s nothing to feel guilty about. Remember, overeating and indulging in some unhealthier foods is part of normal eating AND give yourself some grace.
3. Review your goals.
The original goals you may have had last year or the ones you made for this year might seem much farther off after overindulging. But you can get right back on track by thinking about how you plan to meet them. One small step at a time! You might have thought you’d be further along by now, but start where you are. Slow and steady is more sustainable than all or nothing.
4. Schedule in your meals and exercise.
Sometimes the number of changes you need to make to get back to your normal routine can feel overwhelming. However, making a schedule or plan can make it seem more manageable.
- Try scheduling in your physical activity during the week. Write out which days you’re going to work out, at that time, and for how long.
- Write up a meal plan for your healthy meals and snacks. This will give you the framework for grocery shopping and healthy eating.
5. Do a detox!
The easiest way to reset your body and start the year with a healthy mindset is to do a 2-week detox program. On sale now!🤸♀️
Ease yourself into 2020, don’t give up and if you need more support, I’m here to help!😇
Happy New Year 💫xo