Replace some of your bank holiday indulgences with healthy alternatives to feel amazing this Easter.
Long weekend alert! Easter is almost here, and you are probably looking forward to a well-earned break. But when that relaxing break turns into a full-on chocolate binge you may end the weekend feeling worse than when you started it. The trick is to get the balance right. Enjoy some sweet treats. Have a lovely long lie in. But don’t weld yourself to the sofa and wake up on Tuesday surrounded by Easter egg boxes and regret. With just a little tweaking, you can turn those unhealthy habits into something positive and kick start your spring fitness regime in the process!
Ready? Let’s dig into some of those unhealthy habits and how you can start to break them this Easter.
Don’t let chocolate become your main food group
Easter is a time for celebration and that comes with the opportunity to indulge. And you absolutely should – restricting yourself completely is never the answer. But remember, a little chocolate goes a long way. And you should never let it take over your eating. Enjoy a little and live a lot this Easter. You will have more energy, get more done, and avoid the dreaded sugar slump. Your body will thank you for it!
Kick your sofa habit
When you lead a hectic life, it’s incredibly tempting to spend the Easter break in the most sedentary way possible. That’s a mistake. I’m not saying don’t build in some quality box set time (you absolutely should) but use this opportunity to get out and get active. It’s set to be a beautiful weekend, so grab your bike or your trainers and spend some of this Easter exploring the great outdoors. It’s a brilliant way to start getting active for spring.
Slow down on your alcohol consumption
That bottle of wine becomes much easier to open with no work on the horizon. But over indulging on alcohol can leave you feeling lethargic, hungover and unlikely to make good on any of your big Easter plans. Keep alcohol to a minimum and match it glass for glass for water. That way your much less likely to drink too much.
Stop relying on processed meal options
The great thing about a long weekend is that it gives us time to do those things that we have been putting off since Christmas. If you’re intimidated by using anything more complex than your microwave, now is the perfect time to try your hand at some real cooking. Making things from scratch is healthier, cheaper, and frankly a lot more fun than relying on processed options. Choose a simple recipe you love and give it a whirl this Easter.
Choose real eggs (over the chocolate ones)
Eggs are a brilliant way to kick off your Easter morning, and I am not talking about the ones you might find on your Easter egg hunt. Packed with protein and amino acids they give your body the fuel it needs to get moving. For a really indulgent Easter breakfast, choose poached eggs and smashed avocado on toast with a generous helping of chilli flakes. Yum!
I hope you all have the most awesome Easter! Rest, enjoy a little chocolate, and make sure you get out there and enjoy some spring fitness. Next week, I will be providing some more inspiration for your spring workout routine. Until then, stay amazing.