The Day After…. GAME PLAN!

Posted: November 23, 2012 in S&S Tips&Tricks, S&S Workouts

Was this you last night? Stop being full and mad at yourself and do the work to feel and look better!

I did forget one HUGE thing I’m thankful for: The ability to follow my passions of fitness and writing by being both a fitness instructor and trainer as well as a freelance writer and editor. Not to mention, I’m very lucky and thankful to have such a great group of people that I work with and work out every single day. Thank you all for supporting me, encouraging me to be better, and motivating me to keep going. You all rock!!!

Okay. So. Are you still full from yesterday? I was a little too full last night, but luckily I stopped early enough so I didn’t feel too bad before bed. How did your day and evening go? A little better than planned? Congrats! A little worse than planned? That’s okay, just DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. You can start undoing some of the damage today. Right now!

Your Day-After Game Plan:

  • Drink as much water as possible. A glass an hour would be great, so you’re taking in 10-12 throughout the day.
  • Stick to tea for your non-water drink. Or coffee. But be careful on the cream/milk and sugar in both. Opt for as little as possible and choose green tea. It’ll help you digest, give your immune system a boost, and kick your metabolism into a little higher gear.
  • MOVE IT! Multiple times. All day on and off, if possible. Get a workout in, but also try to stay active all day. Power walk it while Black Friday shopping. Go up and down the stairs as much as possible. Take a walk with friends outside.
  • Minimize TV and computer time. Or, when you’re watching TV, get some squats, lunges, jumping jacks, and sit-ups in during the commercials.
  • Eat as many whole, raw, real foods as possible. And whole grains. Choose fruit and oatmeal for breakfast, a salad (with very little dressing or none) with a piece of fruit for lunch, and brown rice, lean protein, and steamed, raw, or roasted veggies for dinner. Keep snacks to fresh fruits, raw veggies, and nuts.
  • It’s okay to have a little left-overs, just don’t recreate Thanksgiving! Try to only choose one leftover to have. Like a piece of pie and whipped cream for dessert. Or turkey for a sandwich at lunch. Or leftover potatoes or stuffing for dinner.

Your Day-After Workout:
*Complete 10 reps of each exercise below in this order, then repeat for a total of 2-3 times.
*To make it harder, hold light weights or increase the number of sets.

  • Regular squats (feet just wider than shoulder-width)
  • Jumping jacks
  • Pushups (make it harder: put your feet up on a step)
  • Close-legged squats (feet together or directly under hips bones)
  • High knees (count every RIGHT knee)
  • Tricep dips (make it harder: put your hands on a step and straighten your legs)
  • Wide-legged squats (feet wider than shoulder-width, toes out)
  • Jumping jacks
  • Bicycle crunches (count every RIGHT knee)
  • Alternating forward lunges
  • High knees (count every RIGHT knee)
  • Pushups
  • Alternating backward lunges
  • Jumping jacks
  • Tricep dips (make it harder: put your hands on a step and straighten your legs)

TO CHANGE AND TO SEE CHANGE, YOU HAVE TO WORK. EVERY DAY. NO ONE CAN DO IT FOR YOU. BUT YOU CAN DO IT. SO JUST DO IT.

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