Cure the Post-Turkey Blahs–Starting Today!

“I can’t believe I ate the whole thing…”

Remember that commercial? It showed someone sitting on the edge of their bed in the morning, lamenting the food orgy they indulged in the night before. It was fun then, but today, oh boy…

Welcome to the day after Thanksgiving, the day when we wake up still feeling as if we had just pushed back from the table or lifted ourselves off the couch after hours of eating and drinking and eating again.

And now, we can’t believe…

That original commercial was promoting Alka-Seltzer to relieve the feeling that an entire turkey was still wrestling with the sweet potato pie somewhere in your large intestines.

My remedy? Water and walking. If you don’t workout regularly, today is a great day to start!

Counterintuitive, I know. But that’s the point. Shake up your body (and your life) by doing something it doesn’t expect you to do.

And what better day to start?!

Nothing major. Just commit to drinking a glass of water every three hours and this afternoon take a long, brisk walk. You’ve not only feel revived but you’ll rid yourself of that wrestling match going on in your abdomen.

Then tomorrow, walk two minutes farther before turning around. Do that for five days, then start a job walk routine–all the while continuing to drink a glass of water every three hours (except when you’re sleep, of course!)

If you do workout regularly, you’ve probably already been to the gym. Or you’re on your way. Do not let this day go by without getting back into your routine.

Take a spin class. Lift weights. Play some rigorous one-on-one. Take a swim.

Yesterday was the holiday, not today!

Working out today, and promising yourself to continue through the holidays, is the best gift you can give yourself.

It’s also the best way to stave off the holiday blues, which starts to affect millions of people at this time every year.

Yesterday was a day of thanks. Today is the first day when you begin giving yourself something to be really thankful for–a fitter, healthier stronger you!

Challenge yourself!

 

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