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.
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