How many times have you walked through the grocery store and longed for something that you know you shouldn’t have? What are the thoughts that went through your mind… Frustration? Doubt? Fear?
Too often we focus on deprivation as a lifestyle change and I can tell you right now that it won’t last if this is your approach. The one thing I’ve learned from being in this industry for over a decade is that giving ourselves options instead of “restrictions” has allowed for much more compliance with the new lifestyles that we are pursuing.
but you can try these!!!
- I dare you to find at least 2 new items in the produce section that you’ve never tried, and incorporate them into your next meal
- Go to bed 15 min earlier than normal at least 3 nights this week
- Take a 10 minute walk after lunch. This can be at a leisurely pace indoors but I guarantee if you get out in the sun you will be amazed at how you feel.
- Try these 2 new movements daily to improve digestion and amp up your metabolism
Get your day started off right with a few inchworm tucks. Not only will this be the perfect way to stretch out your muscles and tissue but 10 reps of these in the morning can ignite that metabolism! Try doing 10 every 2-3 hours to keep that metabolism rolling all day.
How to do this: Standing as tall as you can, hinge forward at the waist reaching your hands to the floor until you touch the floor. (You may have to bend slightly at the knee to touch the floor) Then walk your hands away from your feet until you are in a plank position. Jump your feet to your hands and land in the tuck position. Stand up straight and repeat!
Try this restorative exercise about 60-90 minutes before bed to aid in digestion and reduce bloating! Lying flat with your feet up allows your body to switch to digestive mode by reducing tension in the psoas and allowing the abdomen to relax.
How to do this: Lay flat on your back with your hips/bum a couple inches from the wall. Your legs will be straight, and your heels should be relaxed against the wall. Place your arms flat out in a “T” position with your palms up and shoulders and neck completely relaxed. Hold this position for 3-5 minutes.
***If you have any low back issues place a small pillow or rolled up towel under your low back and hips for support.