How to Get on Track After the Holiday

Happy Monday! I hope you all had the best Thanksgiving and ate a lot of good food! I had such a great time in Atlanta with Jon’s family. We even worked out three times while we were there. We flew back on Saturday and avoided any possible weather delays luckily. It was nice to get settled, go to the grocery store, and have all the laundry done before the week started. It’s a big day for me today because I start my new job. I’m excited for this new chapter😀

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to get back on track with healthy eating and workouts. Some of the ways that I get back on track are:

  • Drink extra water! I’m usually dehydrated after travelling and eating a large meal, so drinking extra water is a necessity
  • Go to the gym! Even if you only walk on the treadmill, you’ll feel a lot better and this will help you get back into your routine. It can be hard going back to the gym after taking some time off, so take it easy while you get back into your routine
  • Eat like you normally would during a regular week. After a holiday you don’t have to go on some crazy crash diet. Just eat like you normally do and you’ll feel better.

It’s very unlikely that someone can legitimately gain 5 pounds over Thanksgiving unless you ate an additional 17,500 calories. It’s most likely water weight from all the extra carb and sodium intake, so in a few days of being back into your normal routine, the water weight will go away and you’ll feel back to your usual self.

I finally have a workout video that you can try out (if you’re a beginner I’d skip the bosu ball) I went to the gym with my friend Carly who is a ballerina, and she uses the bosu ball a lot for her exercises, so we thought it would be cool for me to try it. I am doing a straight leg deadlift on a bosu ball. You absolutely don’t need a bosu ball to get the benefit of this exercise, but it definitely added a challenge for me.

The key to this exercise is to hinge at the hips and keep your back as straight as possible. It’s ok to bend your legs a bit like I do. You should feel a stretch in your hamstrings, which is what this move targets. Try this out and let me know what you think!

Weekly Workouts:

  • Monday:
    • 30 minute walk
  • Tuesday:
    • Golf
  • Wednesday:
    • Deadlift: 185# 4×5
    • Squat: 135# 4×5
  • Thursday:
    • Complete off day
  • Friday:
    • Bench: 95# 4×7
    • Incline bench: 65# 3×7
    • Db chest fly: 15# 4×8
    • Shoulder press: 25# 4×8
      • Lateral raise: 15# 4×8
    • Saturday
      • Complete off day
    • Sunday:
      • Squat: 155# 3×7
      • Reverse lunge: 95# 3×10
      • Hamstring curl: 3×8
      • Adductor: 3×20

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  1. Laura says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I really like this approach to getting back on track, no need to beat yourself up and do an extreme diet because you (over)indulged on a holiday weekend. Thanks for this, it’s what I needed to read today!! <3

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