“I’ve had too much of….EVERYTHING!”
-Monday morning boot camper
The 4th of July holiday and especially this weekend may have left you with the classic Holiday Hangover.(Usually followed by the Monday Cardio Cofessional.)
The list of symptoms range from a headache and can’t remember where you parked your car to finding your pants are fitting 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 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 Tips 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.
And make it a point to takw 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.
Avoid the Post-Holiday Cardio Confessional. 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 until you are no longer hungover or no longer feel bad about everthing you’ve done this holiday weekend.
Get outside or to the gym and give yourself 10 min, break a sweat and you’ll geel better.
You only regret the workouts you don’t do.
Get on with it.
Spark, coffee, unsweetend 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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