You’ve had an epic cheat day/week/month..now what?

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I just got back from a 7 day vacation.. my LONGEST vacation in a very long time. We went on a cruise from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas, then Jamaica, then back. It was AMAZING, and exhausting, and yes.. indulgent.

If you’ve never been on a cruise before, you can literally eat AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. Which is bad for Ash :/ I overloaded on carbs and sweets, especially, and now I’m back home thinking — OKAY. Time to get back on track.

So now you may be thinking– but HOW?! Didn’t I just RUIN all of my hard work these last few weeks/months/years?

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Don’t be dramatic! It’s ALL GOOD! Yes, if you give up now and never eat healthy or work out again, you’ll be on a downward spiral. But that’s not going to happen to you. Here are ways to get yourself out of a health funk AFTER an indulgent time:

FORGIVE YOURSELF

Let it go. You had a fun trip/wedding/girls weekend/whatever. Time to move on.

 

DON’T WEIGH YOURSELF.

Nope. Nope. Nope. I dislike the scale anyway. And if you KNOW you’ve indulged, you probably will see the scale change a little bit, and that will make you even more upset. Don’t do it.

 

JUST START TO MOVE.

Your first day home, you may still be feeling the laziness of indulging. But you need to MOVE. Go for a walk, get outside, do some yoga.. nothing crazy. Just start get your body in the groove of moving again, and let’s be honest– you probably need to get your insides moving to get some stuff out!

 

PLAN YOUR MEALS FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS

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Even if it’s just one meal each day… have a PLAN so that you are getting lean proteins, veggies, healthy fats & fruits back into your diet. Make a PLAN and stick to it!

 

GRADUALLY GET BACK TO EXERCISE – FIND A BUDDY!

Now it’s time to start getting back into your routine.. start small like I stated before. But then, get back to the gym, or to your 21 Day Fix DVD’s, or to the routine you follow on Pinterest. Solicit a friend or family member to get back on track WITH you, and have them be your accountability.

Don’t have a routine OR a fit buddy? Then it’s time to APPLY HERE to be in one of my 21 day challenges where I BECOME your coach, you get a catered fitness + nutrition plan, and we are in this TOGETHER.

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TIP FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP:

Stay ACTIVE while on vacation! Pop into a yoga class,  go running on the beach, play tennis with your spouse, run around with your kids.. get MOVING so that you don’t feel as BLAH when we return home.

 

Vacations should allow us to rest, energize and refocus so we can get BACK to doing what we love when we get home (and if you’re dreading what you do at home, we need to talk … fitcoachashley@gmail.com)

 

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