“We are given a new day following each night so that we can choose to begin anew at ANY point in our lives. Change is a matter of CHOICE, not calendar”
The 4th of July holiday and especially this weekend may have left you with the classic Holiday Hangover. (Followed by the Monday Cardio Confessional.)
The list of symptoms range from “feeling fat”, headache and can’t remember where you parked your car to finding your clothes are fitting a just a little too tight.
Water retention caused by a weeks of a little (or a lot!) of overindulgence, salty food, and alcohol.
Put all three together and you’ve got an extra 3-10lbs of water retention, foggy thinking, and a body that just won’t go.
I want to help you get reset so you can hit the ground running today and tomorrow.
3 Steps to get Rid of the July 4th Holiday Hangover.
1) Fruits, vegetables and water most of the day.
Definitely a good day to keep it simple.
The simple solution: Up your intake of soluble fiber, found in apples, citrus fruits, seeds, and beans.
This lets your aggravated digestive system reset.
(Avoid anything processed today. Processed means added salt and sugar, the two things you want to minimize)
Make it a point to take in water throughout the day. Getting rehydrated is a must. And this allows your body to start dumping that extra stored water through out the day.
Yes, I know you’re not going to feel like it at first but exercise will make you feel better in the long run not worse.
And it will help ease you back into the routine if the holidays have knocked you off your regular workout track.
Go into any fitness center today and I guarantee you you’ll see people trying to undo the damage from the last 4 days.
Avoid the Post-Holiday Cardio Confessional.
There’s a better way to wake your brain up, get stronger, and fitter in less time.
Use some cardio to get warmed up if you want, but be sure to lift some weights today! Even if it’s just body weight exercise. Get moving.
Here’s your July 4th Weekend Hangover Helper Workout:
Jumping jacks 30 seconds
Squats 30 seconds
Pushups 30 seconds
Mt Climbers 30 seconds
Plank 30 seconds
Rest 30 seconds
Repeat 5X or until you are no longer hungover or no longer feel bad about everything you’ve done this holiday weekend.
Get outside or to the gym and give yourself 10 min, break a sweat and you’ll feel better. Guaranteed.
You only regret the workouts you don’t do.
Get on with it.
Spark, coffee, unsweetened tea(no soft drinks).
Caffeine will actually help you drop a few pounds of water weight. It will help squeeze some of the excess water from your system.
It works as stimulant to your digestive tract, easing bloating.
And it’s a performance enhancer-you’ll push harder through your workout.
Put all 3 steps into action and you’ll start feeling like yourself again.
If not today at least by Tuesday.
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