I always feel sluggish -- physically, mentally, and energetically -- coming out of holiday weekends when I've consumed more carbs and sugar and moved way less than I'm used to. That sluggish feeling used to be really triggering for me and send me into a strict regiment of "burning off the holiday calories" and torturing myself in the gym. Nowadays I'm learning to find gratitude for the slower time spent with family and loved ones, the delicious food I GET to eat and the time off to rest and am approaching this new week as an opportunity to just simply begin again. To have grace for the process and get back into a movement routine by moving my body the way that FEELS GOOD.
I took a long walk with my dog and partner this morning and jumped in the ocean afterwards for a (very cold and) refreshing quick dip. It felt amazing and I'm letting that be more than enough for today.
How are you moving your body to FEEL GOOD after the holidays? What helps you ease back into a movement routine?