So the holidays have come an gone and lets face it, we all indulged. We said we would watch what we ate. We said moderation is key. Then we went to those parties and family functions and ate all the things, drank all the drinks, and stayed up way too late. So now what? It’s time for my post holiday recovery plan!
Post Holiday Recovery Plan
Get back on schedule: The first thing I do after the holidays is try to get back to my normal schedule ASAP. Working for myself I still try to keep a pretty strict schedule because the more it feels like an 8-5 job the better I function. I get up when Andrew gets up, and I try to finish my work before dinner (when I can). This also means getting back to regular morning workouts, doing laundry on laundry days, and meal planning. The quicker you get back to normal life the better you will feel.
Put yourself first: This is such a controversial topic I feel. Being selfish is NOT a bad thing. If you aren’t healthy and happy how can you be good to anyone else? So put yourself first. Say no when you need to, take yourself to that afternoon movie when you need a break. Make sure you are giving yourself time daily to reflect and be healthy. Maybe for you this is a 30 minute walk, an hour long yoga or barre class, or just a cardio session at the gym. Just give yourself the time you need.
Get rid of the crap: By this I mean the food and alcohol! We had to throw out a ton of leftovers and sweets just because the lack of self control in this house is insane. Get rid of the crap! Stock the fridge with healthy fruits and veggies. Get rid of the sodas, sweets, and empty calorie foods. This is a great time to take a break from alcoholic drinks as well!
Health is key: This is the time of year I always get sick. Looking on my Timehop apparently I get the flu every other January. WHYYYY? I did get a flu shot this year and hopefully I am safe, but I just don’t have time to get sick. Also, my allergies have been a hot mess. I have been carrying Ricola Dual Action Cough Drops everywhere with me lately! They are a multi-symptom cough drop that provides relief for coughs and sore throats, all in one drop. They are such a blessing when you wake up and your throat is feeling less than great. Dual Action Cough Drops combine a unique blend of ten natural Swiss alpine herbs, natural menthol, and soothing syrup center for fast, safe relief you can trust. These are probably my favorite Ricola product! They come in two YUMMY flavors: Swiss Cherry and Honey Lemon. I keep them in my car, my makeup bag, and by my bed!
I hope you all had an amazing holiday season and that you are on track to get back to day to day life!
What is your post holiday recovery plan?
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