Beaufort Fitness: How To Recover From A Bad Weekend
“Today’s Q and A, I’m going to go over one of the most commonly asked questions I get. It comes up almost every single Monday. It’s “Sam, What do I do now that I had a bad weekend?” All right. We’re going to get right into that. Usually this question comes to me in the form of one way or another. It’s “Sam. I went out with my girlfriends, I had a bunch of drinks. I forgot to exercise.”, “Sam, I sat on the couch and baked a bunch of cookies.”, “Sam, I watched football and ate pizza. Now I weigh 10 more pounds, what do I do?”
Well, I’m going to tell you there’s a three-step approach. We need to take your first step (1) We need to forgive ourselves. Okay. Whatever you ate, it happened. It’s over with, okay. Before you were probably feeling really good if you’re staying on to your exercise and nutrition, now you might be feeling a little physically and mentally beat up because you’re not at optimal health. So you’re walking around really thinking about how can I get back in this? And you feel bad. First thing we have to do is break that negative feedback loop. Okay. What we want to do is forgive ourselves. Say it happened. Okay. Remember, you’re only one meal away. One day away from being back to being at your optimal health. Okay. One meal away, one day away from being back on the path to success. Okay. So always take that with you.
Step number (2) We got to hydrate. We want to rehydrate a lot of times when we have things like alcoholic beverages or less than optimal food, it’s going to dehydrate you. So you want to rehydrate, get ready for the week that’s to come.
Step number (3) Stick to whatever plan you’re on, whatever plan your coach recommends to you. Okay? You want to stick with the exercise routine. You don’t need to go out and do anything drastic and cause further stress to your body. So you don’t need to go and run 12 miles just because you had a brownie… stick to it. Okay.
And then if there’s a bonus step, it would be to learn from your mistakes. I’ll make another video on how to prepare for things, big events as the holidays come up, but you can kind of recognize what patterns what’s triggering me to eat a certain way. Do this so you can learn from your mistakes and just better yourself. But again, to recap, you need to forgive yourself. We got to hydrate. We have to stay with our normal exercise routine and then try to learn from our mistakes. Everybody makes them it happens. That’s all right, we’re all human. Just remember you’re one day away from being back on track to being your healthiest self. All right, everybody have a great Monday and everybody, stay strong.”