The holidays are OVER! Are you back on track? Or does your body still feel a little puffy and bloated? Maybe your joints are achy? And I know some of your clothes feel tight.
Let’s quickly get you back on the fitness fast track.
1) It’s Over. The relaxed eating should have been over by now. Draw a line in the sand. The bad eating stops now.
2) Hydrate. And I mean HYDRATE!!! The absolute best way to restore balance is to get hydrated with lots of water.
3) Eat Whole. What if I said stay away from any food that comes in a bag of a box? For the next few weeks, stay clear from packaged and processed foods. Basically anything that has to be manufactured. Stick with only whole, real foods like fruits, vegetables and some lean meat.
4) Drink Greens. Either powdered or fresh greens will also help restore balance. I take a powdered greens supplement daily. If you’re drinking fresh green juice, avoid adding lots of fruit. (try the low carb green smoothie recipe below)
5) Hit the Gym. As if you didn't know that this would be on the list. Time to sweat it out.
If you haven’t joined my Personal Training or Online Coaching Programs yet, now may be the perfect time to start. Get focused on your goals with my results-driven method. I have just the exercise plan for you – one that will not only help you recover from your holiday indulgences, but will also help keep you motivated and going strong in the future.
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In the above article, I asked you not to eat packaged foods for a few days. So what should you snack on? Try these cleansing snacks…
Low Carb Green Smoothie
It’s time for some detox with this low carb green smoothie.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need
1 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon almond butter
¼ cup wheat grass
2 cups spinach
1 scoop high quality, low carb chocolate protein
1-inch slice of Banana
Optional pinch of stevia
½ cup ice
1. Combine all the ingredients in your high-speed blender then blend on high for a full minute, or until the tiny pieces of spinach have disappeared and the smoothie turns a brilliant shade of green. Drink immediately and enjoy!
One serving equals: 155 calories, 4g fat, 105mg sodium, 15g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, and 15g protein.
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Jim's Cutting Edge Exercise Success Guidelines...Are YOU Meeting Them?
If you're not meeting your weight loss goals, of course how you eat is one of the first fixes you should be looking at. BUT...one of the EASIEST things to change is your exercise variable.
Specifically...Frequency AND Consistency.
In a week, at a MINIMUM, EVERYONE should be getting in 4 Days combined of Resistance Training and/or Interval Cardio Work.
That means, if you work with me...
1 x Week, you should be adding:
- 1 more Resistance Training day on your own plus 2 Interval Cardio Sessions. OR...
- 2 more Resistance Days on your own plus 1 Interval Cardio Sessions.
2 x Week, you should be adding:
- 2 Interval Cardio Sessions. OR...
- 1 More Resistance Training Day done on your own PLUS 1 Interval Cardio Day.
3 x Week, you should be adding:
- 1 Interval Cardio Day.
On top of this, as an added BONUS, EVERYONE would benefit from adding 1-2 Steady-State Cardio Sessions in a week. Go for a walk. A jog. Hop on a bike. Whatever you choose, just get moving at a steady pace and do it for 40-60 minutes. Of course, this will be depending on the time availability in your personal schedule AND your desire to get results.
Are you meeting the Cutting Edge Exercise Guidelines?