First off, CONGRATS to the Broncos for the win!
And second…….how are you feeling?
I’m not talking about whether or not your team won. I’m talking about some of the morning/day after indulgence issues that can creep up on you.
Maybe you stayed up late celebrating or lamenting last night. Perhaps you drank a little too much party punch, OR maybe you enjoyed a few too many of the delicious foods associated with Super Bowl.
Any way you slice it, we can sometimes have a bit of a rough time the day after.
So what do you do?
Here are a few short and sweet ways to get over it whatever IT may be.
- Forgive and forget. Don’t berate yourself for poor food choices, excessive consumption, or lack of sleep. What’s done is done and making like a certain Disney character and letting it go will serve you far better than feeling poorly about yourself.
- Hydrate. While it is best to enter into temptation hydrated, most of us don’t make those preparations. Make sure you get a minimum of 1/2 your body weight in ounces of pure water today to combat dehydration. Remind yourself that signs of dehydration can include trouble focusing and headaches.
- Try mindful movement. Instead of beating yourself up on the elliptical or weights, consider putting those excess calories to good use through some mindful movement. What is that? Well, it’s anything that makes your body feel GOOD. For me, it was a nice session with my kettle bells. It can be a long walk, a dance break, a yoga class, a tennis game with a friend, or anything that gets your body moving and blood pumping (woohoo).
- Don’t practice deprivation. Drastically cutting calories or refusing to eat can have a backlash effect on your metabolism and result in lack of energy and even worse overall health.
- Focus on NUTRIENT density instead of calories. Turn your focus to real foods today and I promise your body will thank you in the end.
Five simple steps that can get you back on track and feeling more like yourself by tomorrow. Take it easy, stay hydrated, get some movement and celebrate a victory for everybody.