So you went a little too hard this weekend, and I don’t mean hard on your workouts. Parties, traveling, staying up late, eating out, Sunday football grub—we all slip up during the weekend leaving us feeling bloated, exhausted and guilty on Monday morning. Instead of beating yourself up, get back on your grind right away! Here are some tips to bounce back from the weekend and Feel Rich again.
Chances are your fun-filled weekend has left your body extremely dehydrated. When you wake up feeling groggy on Monday morning, resist the urge to crack open a Red Bull, which will only increase your dehydration. Instead, down some fresh water—lots of it. This will decrease bloating and flush out all of your weekend toxins. Aim to drink at least 64 ounces of H2O.
Think water’s boring? Add some fresh lemon juice for added flavor and to help detoxify your body.
Sweat it out.
Jumpstart your healthy bounce-back with a heart pounding, high-intensity, wring-your-shirt-out sweat session. Burn off your extra weekend calories with kick-ass workout. Hit the court for pickup basketball, get to the gym for some circuit training, take a boxing class, or try running with explosive sprint intervals.
Try this HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) cardio workout outside, on a treadmill, on an elliptical machine or on a bike:
5 min – Warm-up
1 min – Extreme Sprint (Work)
2 min – Light Jog (Recovery)
Repeat the Work: Recovery cycle 8-10 times, followed by a 5-minute cool-down.
Your body probably didn’t get all of its proper nutrients this weekend, so it’s time to make up for it. Speed up your recovery and clean out your system by overloading on nutrient-dense superfoods.
Here is a list of detoxifying foods that your body could really use right about now:
Green leafy vegetables
Citrus fruits – lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruit
Other fresh fruits and vegetables, including apples, bananas, berries, carrots, onions, and peppers
Raw nuts and seeds
Get some Z’s.
After a crazy weekend and a hectic Monday, what your body needs most is rest. Turn off the TV and get into bed early for at least eight hours of sleep. You will wake up feeling refreshed and back to 100% by Tuesday morning.
You’re weekend is in the past—it’s time to get moving and back on your grind.