Oops, I did it again!
I’ll just own it… my favorite vices include:
- Chocolate, specifically Peanut Butter M&M’s
- Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut Classic Barbecue Chips
- Ben & Jerry’s The Tonight Dough ice cream
Some days are just better than others, and some days are just easier than others to stay on track, right?
And some days, you just go off. the. rails!
Whether you’re sad, overwhelmed, bored, angry, tired, distracted, or any other emotion that might cause you to overindulge, just know: I feel you and I’ve been there!
So, when those days happen, how can we reset? Some of my favorite tips include:
Chug some cold water.
Water is naturally detoxifying and cleansing, so when I cleanse my palate and my body with a giant glass (or Tervis, in my case) of water, it totally helps me to reset!
Five minutes of yoga.
When I discussed this with our Mom’s Running Club moms, many of them said, “Go do a hard workout and get sweaty!” and I absolutely agree with that! I love that as a reset option, but for when it’s not realistic or possible? Even just five minutes of sun salutations and deep breathing is also super cleansing and detoxifying! Give it a try!
Go for a walk.
Grab the dog or your phone and earbuds, or even just go and soak up nature! You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can get your head straight. Oh, and did I mention: fresh air is detoxifying and cleansing! (See the trend?)
Put on a song you love and DANCE!
Music is healing, and the quickest mini workout you can do is three or four minutes of dancing to your current favorite song!
Forgive yourself! Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back on track!
For years and years, when I overdid it, I’d feel so bad about myself, be so angry with myself, that it’d be game ON! I would eat everything in sight and tell myself I’d start over again tomorrow. But all that does is make the problem worse!
What does work? Forgive yourself as quickly and easily as you’d forgive your child or your best friend. Let it go. You’re human. And the quicker you remember that, the quicker you give yourself a little love and grace, the quicker you’ll get yourself back to the habits you know serve you well!
All of this fits really well with an intuitive eating mindset. If you haven’t yet tried intuitive eating, or even heard of it, check out this post.
If you’ve already heard of intuitive eating and are excited and ready to try it, you can download the PDF below to help you get started!
What would you add? Comment below and share!