A.M. Ambition: Bounce Back

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If you’re like me, Easter Sunday not only means rejoicing in church but also screaming hallelujah for a cheat day. Gathering around a buffet of bad-for-your-waistline cuisine with friends and family paired with a seemingly endless amount of booze might have thrown you off your clean eating schedule. The key, though, is to not let a cheat meal (or three) dictate your diet for the rest of the week.

Here are three ways I make up for a holiday free-for-all come Monday:

1) Pack your meals in advance. If you hit the snooze button more times than you’d like to admit, make sure your tupperware with lean eats (a la salmon, veggies, brown rice, quinoa) is ready to go before you hop into bed so that it’s ready to pack once you step out the door.

2) Stash your healthy snacks. To resist temptation, keep goodies by your desk a la almonds, rice cakes, almond butter and banana. It’s hard to be lazy about eating right when snacks like these are close to your fingertips.

3) Bring on the water. Take a break from the coffee, juices and sodas and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, whether with pure H2O or tea. Always aim to drink a gallon a day.

4) Schedule in a sweat sesh. Whether it’s a quick run around your neighborhood, a full-on workout at the gym or a cardio routine at home, factor in time to torch calories. Your body will thank you.

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