#motivationmonday comes to you with a popular topic: what to do after a weekend of indulging, being off track and eating like an asshole! This post is sponsored by all the pizza and donuts and alcohol I had yesterday for my birthday 🍩🍕🎂🦄💁🏼♀️ 1. DON’T step on the scale. IT WILL BE UP. Sometimes it’ll be up 5lbs for me. But it’s just literally the weight of the food you’ve put in your body, you didn’t gain 5lbs of fat from a day or two (unless you literally ate 15,000 calories). 2. On Monday (or the following day) get back on your normal routine, go to the gym (no matter how shitty you feel and how bad you don’t want to get out of bed), lift some heavy shit and have a good lift. Put those carbs to use 💪🏼 don’t punish yourself with cardio, but get on a good sweat (do a quick HIIT session), or go for a walk and just get moving! Your body and bowls will thank you later.
3. Hydrate your damn self. All weekend, while you’re indulging and after you’ve indulged. I still drink my gallon of water a day no matter what (also helps with not having a hangover 👏🏼). 4. DON’T RESTRICT YOUR FOOD INTAKE. Just because you’ve eaten everything for a day or two doesn’t mean you need to restrict yourself and not eat at all. I advise to not eat until you’re hungry that day (it won’t kill you to skip breakfast, or just have a protein shake on your way out the door you stomach is probably still trying to get all the food through your digestive system from the weekend, give it a rest), but still meet your caloric needs for the day. Eat fruits and veggies and whole food sources that make you feel good!
5. Just return to normal life. You indulged, you ate, it may or may not have been on purpose, just move on and get back to your good habits. It happened, it’s over and I’m the past, move on!
6. Most of all just don’t make it a habit. There’s a time and place for eating out and drinking and going overboard, and if you do it occasionally it won’t kill your progress, your goals, or make you unhealthy. It happened, it’s in the past, move on with your life and make better choices.
Go kill this Monday 👊🏻