I’m all about a detox right now.
Definitely feeling the holiday sugar-overload.. still.
I came across an article the other day on WELL + GOOD about how to do a post-holiday mental ( and physical ) detox.
UH YUP. Mental, physical, and detox all in the same sentence? Give it to me. I need like fifty types of detox’s right now.
I LOVED it because instead of just asking one person, they asked 12 different trainers questions about detoxing in the new year and what not.
So you kind of get a good glimpse at what different people say instead of just one persons opinion.
& I’m all about setting goals and pushing myself in a new year – super cliche but I seriously find it to be the best time to recap and basically just figure your ish out.
I think that it also helps a ton to read these because the trainers are honest – they have no shame in saying that they indulged during the holidays or that balance is a part of life.
So you basically feel better knowing that other people shoved fifty cookies down their throat in the matter of two minutes as well.
Master instructor and teacher trainer at Redbike Studios
How do you mentally detox after the holidays?
“The holidays have always been an emotional roller-coster for me,” Shames admits. “Instead of focusing on the good, I would focus on all the goals I didn’t accomplish. In specific, I’d dwell on the weight I didn’t lose and the shape I didn’t get into. Part of detoxing your mind is letting go of any thoughts or feelings that end up hurting you in the long run.”
Instead, Shames chooses to focus on gratitude and acknowledge potential setbacks without the judgment. “Waking up with a fresh perspective every day, especially around the holiday season, and focusing on present-moment goals, self-appreciation, and mindfulness techniques—just jotting some notes down in a notepad about what you’re feeling grateful for does wonders,” she says.
Trainer and cycling instructor at B/SPOKE
How do you switch up your workout routine in the new year?
“Holidays were meant for excess and indulgence,” says Dolaher. “However, balance is key to me. I will challenge my muscles and body using different workouts during this time rather than sticking to the weekly routine. Boxing and interval training are two I make sure to add in.”
Dolaher suggests finding a new class or modality to inspire you. “Staying motivated is the constant fight of the season,” she says. “Grab a buddy or team up to try their workout and have that extra inspiration to take on your week.”
Owner of BODYROC
What’s your advice for rebooting nutrition in 2017?
“Start slow. Trying to go ‘cold turkey’ will send you backsliding before you can even reap the benefits of your changes,” Chambers advises. “Slowly remove some of the ‘toxic’ items out of your diet (fried foods, condiments, sugary beverages, fast food, etc.).”
Chambers also recommends eating multiple, smaller meals to boost your metabolism. “Remember the acronym G-BOMBS: greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, and seeds. These foods are packed with antioxidants and nutrients to curb food cravings.”
It’s really a good way to get your mindset going and motivated.
Also, G-BOMBS is a thing I guess and I’m so into it. DR. OZ talks all about them and breaks it down.
+ full article via well and good found here