We have all been there, and we ALL know what it’s like waking up on a Monday morning feeling like we need a fresh start after an unhealthy weekend. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – it can give you that extra motivation to get back into your healthy habits and can be an opportunity for you to set some new mini goals. Don’t feel down about yourself, look at these positives! And now kick butt this week with these tips.
Do Not Skip Meals
I know what it’s like to wake up feeling full and not wanting to eat anything all day. Sometimes you feel like you need to skip meals and not eat to get back to normal, but this is NOT a good idea! This will cause more harm than good, and you will slow down your metabolism, causing your body to store even more fat. Don’t skip meals; instead reduce your portion sizes for today, and only snack if you need it.
Wake Up And Go For A Walk
Exercising first thing in the morning puts you in a good mindset for the rest of the day. You don’t have to do something intense. A good walk is all you need to get yourself back in the zone. Start your day off right!
Have A Healthy Breakfast
I know I say this a lot, but it really is the most important meal of the day! You probably won’t feel like a huge breakfast, but make sure you at least eat something. An omelette or a protein smoothie would be my go to options.
Avoid All Junk Food Today
No junk food allowed! Make sure all of your meals are packed full of protein and fruit and vegetables. Avoid starchy carbs and definitely avoid any type of typical junk such as soft drink, chocolate, cake, etc.
Night Time Sweat Sesh
After work, get your butt straight to the gym before you even think about going home. Do something that gets you sweaty and your heart racing. A high intensity circuit or a group gym class are great options. If you’re not feeling very motivated, go for the group gym class.
Remember the hardest part is actually getting there. Once you are at the gym, dressed and ready to go, I know you will be able to crush that workout!
Everyone has naughty weekends so don’t dwell on it or feel bad – you’re only human! Try these tips and you’ll be feeling great in no time :) xx