Be realistic. If you have not been to the gym in months, doing an intensive boot camp five times the first week back will burn you out or result in an injury. Instead, commit to one intense workout a week and then opt for a long walk with your pup and a weekend Pilate’s class. The same thing goes for your diet. If all you have been eating is processed fare, a restrictive diet at the offset will not set you up for success. Therefore, start by getting in a few extra servings of fruits and vegetables per day, having a green smoothie for breakfast (or even having breakfast), not snacking on junk food after dinner, eating whole foods, foregoing fast food and so on.
Contributors: Erin Clifford from ErinCliffordWellness