I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and was able to share it with loving family, old friends and of course, great food!
Today, I came home and was skeptical about stepping on the scale but I knew that I needed that extra push for motivation. I was relieved to find out that I came home 2 pounds heavier than when I left. Although mildly discouraged, I don’t regret partaking in the holiday food tradition. As I’ve emphasized several times on this blog, my goal with how I treat my body is to take care and respect myself, and with the holidays, a bit of indulgence can be healthy.
Below are 3 tips to get back on track after your indulgent holiday.
1) Ditch the guilt: Despite your best intentions and ambitious goals, you didn’t quite stick to your diet plan. Stop beating yourself up over it and ditch the guilt! Channel that negative energy into something positive-motivation to run that extra mile and that extra complete that extra set of pushups.
2) Get rid of the extra food: If you’re like my family, we usually have enough Thanksgiving dinner leftovers to feed an entire army. Don’t tempt yourself by keeping them stored in your fridge, but rather dump them or if you hate wasting, bring them to work/school/neighbors.
3) Review/ reset your goals: Sometimes overindulging during the holidays can be a positive wakeup call. Review your diet/workout goals and determine if they are too strict or too lax. Stepping on the scale and realizing that you put on a few pounds may be the extra motivation you need to refresh and reset!
Found this recipe on fitsugar.com! Can’t wait to try it tonight =)