Oh my. Did I ever fall off the healthy bandwagon this weekend! We visited friends and family, and let’s just say that I drank my fair share of Captain Morgan. Hah! I went four days without a workout, ate every delicious dessert presented to me, and generally had a blast. But now it’s Monday – a new week – and I’m feeling a desire to get back to my normal (and much healthier) habits. Also – I never want to drink Captain Morgan again…
… Okay, that’s a lie. But I definitely don’t want to hang out with the Captain anytime soon!
Here are the 5 things that I like to do to get back to more balanced habits:
Go to bed earlier than normal and wake up to an awesome workout.
I was in bed by 10:00, slept as soundly as I can with a baby snoozing in the same room, and tackled the gym ASAP this morning. It was boot camp day! This is my fourth week of boot camps (I go Monday, Wednesday and Fridays), and last Friday was the first time I’d missed a sesh. I was super happy to be back. Yay for getting sweaty!
I also noticed that I didn’t have to do as many modifications as I have in weeks’ past. I think I’m getting stronger!
Drink a lot of water.
My lips are super dry, and I know I need to hydrate (freaking Captain Morgan…). I filled up a huge pitcher with water and left it out on the counter – my goal is to drink it all. I’m making progress.
Get veggies. Lots of veggies.
Our fridge is completely empty (I normally shop on Sundays but didn’t have a chance) so as soon as I can, it’s to the store for healthy eats. I want to fill up on PLANTS and PROTEIN today. I’m going to make double portions of everything so we’re covered for tomorrow, too, since I didn’t get a chance to do any food prep this weekend.
Plan out your workouts for the week.
I’m SO pumped because on Saturday, I’m running the Publix Savannah Women’s Half and 5K. I’m doing the 5K. It’s not too late to register if you want to join! Use code HTPSAV10 and get $10 off registration. The swag for this race is gonna be sweeeeet. Every runner gets this awesome gym bag from New Balance!
I checked in with the Get Fit Blog Friends Facebook group (join us!) to see what others do when they fall off the wagon, and I loved all the responses about STAYING FOCUSED and STAYING POSITIVE. There’s no sense in beating yourself up over it – just move onwards and upwards.
I forgive myself and just start over!! Today was my day! I haven’t worked out in two weeks for a host of reasons. I was really starting to feel it. I awoke this morning, pressed play, and will take it one step at a time! – Shaun
You just gotta do it…no excuses! We’re all human and have our moments, but that’s no reason to just stop being healthy. You can’t guilt or blame, but just accept and move forward. – Haley
Remind myself that one healthy choice is all it takes to start. And that’s all I have to do; just start. I can’t change the weekend – it already happened – but I CAN make the next best choice! – Sara
I just decide ‘today’s the day’ and do the best I can to get back on track. I did it this morning- woke up and worked out. I am trying to drink lots of water and I am having a healthy breakfast. I have my fruit ready for my morning snack and my meals planned for the rest of the day. One day at a time! – Kim
One day, sometimes ONE MEAL at a time. I don’t beat myself up and I know that every healthy choice is a step in the right direction. – Diana
I try to think of healthy living as an overall body of work; I know that overall I’m always striving to be physically active, eat as many fruits and veggies as I can, and continuing to work on other aspects of my health, like my mental and spiritual well-being, so I’m usually pretty happy with where I am. That sounds all holier than thou, though, which is not me, and really, if I get off track I just start fresh with an awesome grocery shopping trip that replenishes the good stuff and usually write out a workout plan, ’cause I like checking things off a list. – Jen
If I feel I’ve been unhealthy lately I commit myself to a week of great workouts and I cut out dessert for a few nights. I always feel healthier if I don’t have dessert and instead have healthy snacks! – Laura
After a "bad" weekend, I make sure that I spend some time on Sunday meal-prepping. I also make sure I go for a run/jog/anything active as soon as possible. Getting back into a gym routine is the best way for me to get back on track. – Jenni
Are you getting back on track today, too?
I’m getting back on track too! I was in vegas for a week for work and took a red eye home…not super poor eating just “off”. I love your idea of using one of the paper clips on the Life Planner! Going to do that now 🙂