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Healthy After a Holiday

Bounce Back to Healthy After a Holiday

July 4th just passed and I can tell you that I didn’t hold back. I ate ribs, tri tip and Uncle Dave’s bleu cheeseburger, along with mac n’ cheese, baked beans, and potato salad.

As if that wasn’t enough, later that evening I had a surprise inside red, white, and blue cupcake and a helping of my famous spicy peach cobbler. Boy was I feeling it that night.

Thankfully I completed a sweat dripping 45 minute Turbo Fire kickboxing workout in the comfort of my mom’s living room that morning with my sister which registered at over 3 miles of punching and kicking on my Fitbit.

If you are like me, the day after a holiday is just as bad as the holiday itself because you have leftovers, and try everything you couldn’t fit on your first or second plate the day before.

Lucky for us all, today is a new day! And we can get back on the road to healthy whenever we decide. For me, today is that day.

How to Bounce Back to Healthy After a Holiday

1. Shake it up.  After a holiday I like to start my mornings by drinking a meal replacement drink. Something with a great taste, plenty of vitamins and minerals, and chock full of super foods and protein is what I go for. Personally, I drink Shakeology, but find one that suits you. Look for a shake with low sugar, no extra chemical junk added, and a calorie range of 150-300 calories this will help you to not overeat.  

2. Go Green.  Another trick of mine is to eat tons of greens after I splurge during a holiday.  Loading up on greens will help to regulate your system, and push out the junk you indulged on. You’ll feel light and energized.  I go for a huge salad full of veggies and a light homemade dressing for lunch for about 3 days straight after big holidays.

3.  Water Down.  This is probably a no brainer, but it never ceases to amaze me how little water people drink. When you are detoxing your body from the shock you put on it during a holiday you must drink plenty of water. For me, that means 2-3 liters (or even 1 gallon, which is a ton so be careful, you can over do it).

4. Meatless Monday.  Usually I start my cleansing process on a Monday, and I make it a meatless day. You read all of the different meats that my body had to try to digest this holiday weekend. My system is taxed, yours probably is too. Give it a break by having a few meatless meals.

5.  Move it Lady!  At least 30 minutes a day this week get your body moving. Whether it’s for a walk, swim, or if you pop in a workout video like I do, you must move your body. The combination of eating well, drinking water and working out will help your body bounce back and get you moving in a healthy direction again.

As always, I’m here to help. Feel free to ask me questions below or on Facebook @Get Fit With Annett.


Get Fit Without A Gym Membership

Get Fit Without A Gym Membership

In my job as a body transformation coach it’s only natural that I ask my clients about their workout routines.  I don’t know why I am still surprised that many of my clients don’t have one. 

The top two reasons I hear are that they don’t have money for a gym membership, or they don’t have time to exercise.  Today I’m going to tackle the first issue, and next time I write I will give you a 10-minute workout that will help you lose that excuse too.

Let’s go outside of the box as we explore several ways for you to get fit without the dreaded gym membership. To be honest with you, I rarely workout in the gym. In fact, this year alone, this pro athlete and Olympian has only stepped into a gym 3 times!  The only reason I did that was to help a friend.

What’s a girl to do?

Get Out More:  The great outdoors is a terrific place to start your fitness journey.  Go hiking with your husband, or just walking through the neighborhood together.  Take a dip at your local community pool.  Head to the nearest park and make up a fun obstacle course adding in push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups using the playground equipment. 

Play More:  My husband and I took ballroom dance classes for 8 weeks one year. Did you know you can burn 175-500 calories per hour dancing? It was the most memorable time of our lives, and we were getting fit at the same time!

Sports like volleyball, golf, and tennis are fun and help you burn tons of calories without you knowing it.  Other activities like roller skating and jump roping can help you get fit really quick.  Check out your city calendar for local leagues and teams. Nostalgic games like dodge ball and kick ball leagues are popping up everywhere. What’s more fun than that?

Home Work:  The way I’ve gotten in shape for the last 7 years has been mostly by doing DVD programs. I LOVE them! It’s like having my own personal trainer at home.  I don’t have to worry about costly gym memberships, or babysitters, and I can press play whenever I want. 

If you like to ride a stationary bike, stair climber, or run on a treadmill you can often find them cheap at garage sales.  Personally, I like to follow a plan.  You can find free workout plans online, via phone apps, or by asking me,  that can help you get in shape from the comfort of your home.

How do you get fit without a gym membership?  I’d love to know below.

Have a healthy day,