Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Did I Do That?

We've all had that moment, right?

You're making good choices, you're staying active and just when you start to see some results, you polish off a pizza or catch yourself halfway through a pint of Jeni's Ice Cream.

It happens.  So how should you handle it?  I'm striving to be a minimalist, so let me keep this simple.  Here is your 3 step rebound:

1)  Not guilty!! 

Don't put yourself through a guilt trip.  If you are going to indulge, enjoy the treat.  Savor each bite and pay attention to what your are doing.  You really only taste the first several bites, so when it stops being absolutely delicious, push it away and find something else to do.  The Clean Plate Club does not need any more members.

2.)  Get back on track  

Don't wait until the next day or the following monday to the next full moon.  Make your next meal a nutrient dense, food for fuel kind of meal.  Up the water intake right away.  Don't keep the leftovers.

3.)  Work up a sweat!  

While you can't out train a bad diet, you can boost your metabolism by recruiting your muscles to carry you through an endorphin inducing workout.  If you are looking for some inspiration, try this one:

This workout maximizes your caloric burn by increasing your heart rate in between strength moves.  It also recruits many different muscle fibers.  If you complete one round, it totals 80 burpees!  Do as many rounds as your body/mind with allow :)

Balancing Act

Of course, it's best to put nutrient dense, whole foods in your body.  But we all indulge.  Don't beat yourself up about it!

It's all about balance :)

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