It’s no secret that I like my fun. I also know when to take things down a notch and bring back my healthy habits. 

My diet starts Monday!

I’m not drinking for the next 30 days.

I promise to workout every day next week… after I eat this pizza dinner and bake fresh chocolate chip cookies for my birthday. 

Do any of these sound like you? If so, follow these 5 tips to fall back into your healthy habits. Click the image below to watch the video on YouTube or continue reading…

 #1. Hit refresh or push that reset button.

You don’t have to do a juice cleanse (although I fancy them myself) but a simple cleanse free of added sugars, refined carbohydrates, dairy, meat, soy and corn is one of my favorite ways to force my body to crave healthy foods. When I eat too many carbs and sugary desserts, I want more carbs and sugary desserts. Eliminate them for 3-7 days all together, to enjoy them once again in moderation without the crazy cravings. It’s not forever, but you can abstain from foods that do nothing for your digestion, complexion or energy levels for a week. Come on…

#2. Gear up for injury prevention.

If you are still wearing that same pair of sneakers you bought to run your first 5K 2 years ago, it’s time to maybe get a new pair. I personally find that switching out my shoes every 300-500 miles keeps my feet/body happy and healthy. In the photo above, I am showing off my new Adidas Boost 2.0 ESM shoes. As you know, I love the boost technology and have worn the Energy Boost 2.0 for all my marathon training. This style has cuter colors and features the same great technology that helps you feel like you literally have a boost in your step. Just try a pair on in a store to see for yourself why I love mine so much. (You know I work with adidas but these shoes rock my world and kept me injury free during marathon training). I’m not injury free just because of the shoes I wear however. I also do yoga once a week and foam roll/use The Stick and other myofascial release gadgets on a regular basis before and after runs. To prevent knee pain, make sure you roll out your IT band and side booty. 

#3. Create a workout schedule to follow religiously.

Thanks to nerves, I’ve followed my marathon training schedule religiously. Similarly in high school, my track coaches had a plan each week for our workouts. Without a coach, it is hard to stay motivated and follow an exact schedule to prevent missing a workout. However, I have found that if you write one down in your schedule or even in a separate Google Doc, you will be more likely to follow it. Check out your gym’s newest class offerings and fall schedule to get started. Start by pencilling in your favorite classes and desired rest days. Built your plan after that. 

#4. Get excited to look cute when you workout. Trust me on this one.

I can see you eyes rolling! I can, but, do you remember how excited you were for that first day of school in your new or favorite outfit? You wanted to wear it every chance you could. If you have an outfit that you love, you will want to wear it! If it is a workout outfit, that means, you HAVE to workout (unless you are that girl). The Ultimate Hoodie zip up is my favorite “walk to the gym” layer over my tank tops that I recently got (also seen above). It’s extra soft and a slim cut with longer torso. I get excited to wear it.

#5. Form a habit aka Get into a routine!

Easier said than done, right? When I workout regularly and eating healthy, my body craves it. Make it a point to workout 5 or 6 days in a row. I’m not talking about running 5 days in a row or going to Barry’s Bootcamp but do SOMETHING for 5 or 6 days in a row. Run, strength train, spin, do yoga or Zumba! Make your body crave it. 

This post is part of my ongoing partnership with Adidas. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Products featured were hand selected by me for you!

 

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UK Vacay: London Quickie

September 16, 2014 · 6 comments

Hello, from Scotland! I am here until Thursday on pure vacation with family and am trying to enjoy the social media break but you’ll find me uploading a picture or two to Instagram during my visit. :)

We started in London and did not have nearly enough time with just two nights. 
We toured the “Royal” parts of London with Fat Tire Bike Tours. I loved this activity. The trip took about 4 hours and only cost 20 pounds. We got off at each site and while we did not go inside any sights, it was perfect for an extensive overview. 

Afterwards, we rented bikes from the shared bike system for 2 pounds to get back to our hotel which was faster and prettier than a taxi or subway ride. My only regret is that we did not have time for two tours and as a result I missed out on the Tower of London. I love Tudor history and was excited to see some sights from Henry VIII’s story. 

Our first morning, I got up and went for a 5 mile run around the gardens nears our hotel which we ended up revisiting on bike later that day. It reminded me of London’s version of Central Park, perfect for morning exercise.

After breakfast I fueled up for my busy day at the hotel. Breakfast was included, but usually I bring my own oatmeal packets to save money when traveling. I wanted to post the picture below with the caption, “One of these things does not look like the other…” I was surprised to find fresh pressed green juice on the continental breakfast menu! The kale, watercress and pineapple green juice was delicious. The breakfast room was in a Michelin starred dinner restaurant so I assumed the pastries must be delicious and worth the splurge. They were. I also had a little smoked salmon with goat cheese and under those berries is muesli. 

Per the recommendation from Ashley (A Healthy, Happier Bear), we visited the Borough Market on our last half day in London near the London Bridge. This place had my name written all over it. It was like an upscale farmers market complete with wine, oysters and everything in between. For lunch I followed Ashley’s lead and ordered the veggie burger from The Veggie Table. It was one of the best I have had. Roomie got the duck sandwich and also enjoyed his lunch.I did not get anything else because we had to get to the airport to leave for Scotland but was impressed by all the healthy options. A few of my readers/viewers have commented in the past that England did not offer many options for health conscious eaters and I totally found the opposite. This juice bar was packed at the market.If I had more time I would have bought myself a vegan, gluten free cupcake! They looked delicious.

I am now in Scotland and will share some tid bits later but wanted to get up at least one post about my London experience. 

Since we are travelingtraveling with family, I haven’t been able to do my usual “Sarah Fit” scope out on all the healthy spots around town. I have however found delicious options every where I’ve gone and loved how active I’ve been on the trip. To keep up with my marathon training, I’m running every other day for about 5-6 miles. It’s been nice to take a little break from the super long distances. I got in a 20 miler the Wednesday before we left and have a 22 miler the Saturday I get back. My last long run before the marathon… CRAZY!

New video is still going live today on YouTube so make sure you check out my top 5 ways to restart healthy habits this fall!

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