Every day we are witness to the eternal battles that rage around us both covertly and overtly.
Did you know that for every open bar RSVP and each missed yoga class, you dear DLNQNTs are taking a side in your self-defeating silent battle between Narcissus and Pantagruel? Guess what, kids — we’ve hired a trainer to help you battle Sunday Funday in the modern-day fight for Six Pack Abs.
Part 1: Take a Day Off
Counterintuitive right? After a summer of boozing, partying, and not sleeping, you need take a day (or an evening) off and buy some leafy greens, cook dinner at home, and read. You have to hit the reset button.
Reset your palette with a day of no seasoning, butter, breads, or oils. Stick to a cleanse for one day while catching up on your Netflix queue, shows everyone’s been talking about, or find new music to workout to.
Prepare some snacks according to the Caveman or Paleo diet: Cut some fruit, check out a farmers market, and prep some salad in GladWare for the week. Slow your roll and relax because any diet that promises you will lose 20 pounds in 20 days is a sure sign you’ll gain it back when you fall off the wagon.
Get ready for tomorrow when the real work starts…
Roody Dallemand is a Health Fitness Specialist (ACSM), Kettlebell Instructor (KBC), and Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist (MAT) focusing on high intensity training and nutrition to help his clients live a better life. For more info, please visit him on his site.