love yourself this week!

The long weekends can wreak havoc on our healthy lifestyles.  And let’s face it, overindulging (every once in awhile!) is going to happen and makes life that much better.  Ribs, chicken, potato salad, baked beans – I could go on and on – make their way into our tummies in outsized portions.  While you might be dreading stepping on that scale this week, all is not lost.  Follow these 3 steps to get you back on track:

1.  Drink tons and tons and tons of water! Fill up a huge water bottle and keep it with you at all times! Water helps to wash away all of that bad stuff we took in and restores balance.

2.  Be a bit strict with your diet this week.  Plan your meals ahead of time and stay away from anything too fatty (even the good kind like cheese, red meats, etc.) Eat plenty of veggies, fruit, lean chicken, salmon and complex carbs.

3.  Exercise! Aim to workout for at least the next three days and concentrate on that cardio.  Get in 30-40 minutes of the tough stuff, followed by some strength training.  This will burn off those extra calories you took in!