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Post-Holiday Plan

Posted Dec 28 2010 12:00am
The last five days have been a whirlwind of family, friends, gifts, food and drink.  I had a fantastic holiday (and I hope you did too), but I have to admit I am glad to finally have some down time to relax.

 And get beck to my regular workouts and eating habits.
Like me, you probably ate more treats than you care to mention.  It is alright to indulge every once in a while.  Enjoy it and savour evey bite!
It can also be challenging to keep up an exercise routine during the holidays.  I snuck a run in on Boxing Day (lovely) and some weight training, but it is nice to be back on schedule.
Whether it has been two days or two weeks, here are some tips to get you back on track after the holidays.
Don't Be To Hard On YourselfSo, you may have had a bit too much to eat over the holidays.  Healthy living is measured over time, not a few days.  Dust yourself off and jump back in to your regular meals.
Start SlowlyIf it has been a while since you have exercised, take it easy.  Start with a walk after dinner, maybe some light weight training and gradually build up to your normal schedule.
Drink WaterIf you enjoyed a few (or many) beverages over the holidays, make sure you drink lots of water.  Alcohol is very dehydrating and your body will thank you.
How did you do over the holidays?  Did you get your workouts in?  Any other tips for getting back on the wagon?
Stay Healthy, Tracy
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