4th of July Weekend might just be one of the biggest weekends throughout the summer. Beer and mixed drinks, barbecue grilling, and sitting back and enjoying the summer sun!
So maybe you had one too many flag shaped sugar cookies or overindulged in Grandma's home-made mac & cheese. And now the start of the week is here and your mind is spiraling about getting back on track to your fitness and health goals. Sometimes it might not be too easy getting back on track, but we do have some tips to help you start and stay consistent!
Keep on reading to find what tip(s) works for you to stick to your summer goals!
1. Leave the weekend in the past
You had fun, ate some good food, and made lots of memories! Don't beat yourself up over one weekend of the entire summer. Instead, move forward by cherishing those memories and put your focus back to present goals & habits.
One weekend does not signify your "new normal." Time to crush the week ahead of us!
2. Set your goals & intentions for the week
Setting your intentions for the week is key to creating a focused mindset. A list of intentions/goals will be used as a healthy roadmap to guide you through your week! This will help inspire and motivate you to keep working on your goals. Plan your workouts, organize your training, and schedule what days you plan on hitting the gym!
Tip:Create a bullet point list on a note pad or jot down some goals on your planner!
3. Plan your meals ahead of time
I promise you, planning your meals for the week (at the beginning of the week) will not only save you a heck amount of time, but will also steer you into choosing the healthier, prepped option. Meal prepping is such a beneficial habit to start, especially if you have a busy schedule!
1. First, write out some recipes you want to create for the week. Pinterest has some great healthy meal prep recipes!
2. Write out a grocery list of fruits, vegetables, a few protein sources, and a healthy source of carbs for your meals!
3. Go shopping and load up on some budget-friendly produce items!
4. Get cooking! I like to prep my foods by prepping in bulk. I.e - Cook a bunch of rice, chicken, and a vegetable source.
5. Throw it all together the night before and enjoy the next day for a quick meal with little to no prep time!
4. Get moving!
With a weekend spent in the sun or out on the boat, the last thing on our to-do list is getting in a long workout. Although the holiday time off was probably full of a lot of sedentary activities and yummy food indulging, it's time to get back on track! It's very beneficial to schedule your workouts and plan your training sessions prior to the beginning of the weekdays ahead. This will help motivate you to stick to your goals for the week!
The image provided shows multiple ways in which we can get our bodies moving after a relaxing weekend! It's best to start slow; a simple morning or evening walk is great!
5. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
After a long weekend out in the sun, your body could probably use some H20. Increasing your water intake the days following is very beneficial, especially if there was a lot of alcohol consumption! This will help the body recover faster, restore hydration levels, and flush out any toxins. Getting back into the habit of drinking plenty of water throughout the day will help you get back on track to your healthy lifestyle!
Tip:Amazon has some fun and motivating water bottles to help you crush your daily water intake!
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