Over the past week, you’ve probably eaten every cookie known to man, spent too many days sitting on the couch, and had a few too many late nights out on the town. The last thing you want to do it get back to reality. It is more than common to feel like this after the holidays, your energy levels have plunged and insulin levels have spiked. What else can we do when we’re feelin’ low? (cue Biebs) The Sweat Scene is here to help you on your road to holiday recovery, with a little self-care in mind.
Step one: Be Mindful
It all begins with your mindset. There is no easy way to recovery without a positive and helpful mindset. Long-lasting energy is also about how we fuel our mind, with positive and energizing thoughts. Thoughts such as “I suck” and “I’m so lazy” will make us believe that things are true (when they aren't). There's less than a week until the new year, so why not start it off right by thinking positive thoughts, about yourself and even about others. Being mindful is easier than you think, playing some positive music or meditating are other helpful ways that will get you on the right track.
STEP TWO: Energize Your Body
You’re probably feeling pretty dang lazy after the well deserved holiday break. After all of the sugar and alcohol you’ve consumed, the last thing you need is more of it. Be mindful of what you are putting in your body and focus on nourishing it. Think about adding nutrient-dense foods to your meals. It may be hard to completely cut out those sugar cookies and that’s okay, focus on adding in the good stuff day by day. Every little thing will make you feel that much better.
Step Three: Get Moving
Exercise is one of the best things we can do to our bodies and let’s be real, no one likes to exercise while they’re on break, but it is truly important. We all know how hard it is to get back into exercising after you’ve been away from it for a while, so start slow or try something new to motivate and excite you to get back on track.