How to Reset After a Long Weekend

How to Reset After a Long Weekend | by The Luxi Look

The first day after a long weekend is never fun. As much as we whine about how we wish every week was a 4 day work week, the truth is that extra day of rest (or fun) is more appreciated when it doesn’t happen all the time. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself. Regardless of how  you chose to spend your long weekend, it never hurts to reset in the days after so you can get back to feeling normal ASAP. I know I for one am ready for fall (call me basic) and ready to retire the weekly (ok, daily) glasses rosé and spritzes. I don’t believe in “detoxes,” but I do believe in incorporating extra healthy practices to get your body feeling lean and clean after an indulgent few days (or weeks or months).

How to Reset After a Long Weekend | by The Luxi Look

How to Reset After a Long Weekend | by The Luxi Look

How to Reset After a Long Weekend | by The Luxi Look

Here are the keys for a healthier week to reset your body:

Water, water, water.

Basically a no brainer, because – duh. If you had a little too much to eat or drink, even though it seems counterintuitive, drinking water is your best bet. Start your day with a little hot water with lemon to help things get moving, and aim for an ounce of water for every pound you weigh throughout the rest of the day. You may feel more bloated initially, but it’ll help eliminate any extra bloating or puffiness your body is holding onto.

Portion control.

I hate being strict about my diet. Hate, hate, hate. If you tell me I can’t have something, I just end up wanting it more (and eating way too much of it). If you cut things out (gluten, dairy, sugar, meat, nightshades, acidic foods, whatever), chances are your body will see changes quickly. But the thing is, can you maintain that forever? If you just try eliminating foods temporarily, your body will react when you add them back in. I’m all about consistency, so in the days after a very indulgent weekend, I won’t cut anything out. Rather, I try to just eat a little less. Going out to eat? Only eat half – ask for the other half to be boxed up in advance, or share with a friend. This way you can get your body feeling right again without losing your sanity in the process.

Sweat it out.

The obvious answer is exercise – the more intense and sweatier, the better in my opinion. Don’t feel like going too hard? Fake it with an infrared sauna (or even a hot yoga session, which will help you sweat out the weekend even if you choose to just stay in child’s pose the whole hour).

How to Reset After a Long Weekend | by The Luxi Look

How to Reset After a Long Weekend | by The Luxi Look

How to Reset After a Long Weekend | by The Luxi Look

Get your zzz’s.

Chances are you didn’t get enough sleep over the long weekend. Get back on your normal routine and don’t be afraid to catch up on some sleep over the week. I set my usual alarm back by 30 minutes and wasn’t afraid to hit snooze this morning. Personally, I’d take an extra hour of sleep over anything else.

Be anti-social.

Only half kidding. If you find yourself prone to eating junk and having a few too many drinks when you go out, even during the weekday, learning to say NO can do you wonders. In business and life, a piece of advice I’ve gotten multiple times this year is to learn to say no to anything that does not directly further your goals. It’s not easy to say no to happy hour or catching up over appetizers, but you will feel so much better by taking a break from alcohol. I’m a total introvert, so a night at home watching TV with a face mask on sounds like HEAVEN right now.

As for me… I’m trying to hold onto summer as long as I can. Even though summer is technically almost over, it’s not officially the end of crop top season. As much as I thought this trend would die down, it’s definitely still going hot as we transition into the colder months. This two piece set I’m wearing is from one of my new favorite boho-inspired brands, Nine Lives Bazaar. For fall, I’ll be styling my crop tops with wide-leg denim and a blazer, and choosing knit and sweater versions for casual looks.

How are you dealing with the end of summer? Or are we totally over it and ready for sweater weather?

xx, Amy

top: nine lives bazaar | skirt: nine lives bazaar

sunnies: van de vort | earrings: 8 other reasons | bag: similar

15 Discussion to this post

  1. Len Parent says:

    Stunning photos and model. That cute romper looks amazing on you!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

  2. Maryam says:

    What a great post and I love your outfit. Super cute!

    xx, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

  3. Lisa Linh says:

    Great tips babe! Def need to drink more water and sleep early tonight, haha.

    Hope you had a great weekend and love the outfit.

    Lisa Linh
    http://www.bylisalinh.com

  4. These tips are really true!
    I adore your outfit and these pictures! Beautiful top and skirt!

    jointyicroissanty

  5. Nina says:

    Lovely photos ! And this look is amazing on you !
    Have a great day ! 
    Nina
    xox
    http://www.thecrispylipstick.com

  6. Andreea says:

    Boxing the other half of the meal or sharing always works well xD and indeed it doesn’t make us feel so guilty. Anyways, love this look and those shades are really cool. Wishing you a great day. xx

    Andreea,

  7. Yara Mel says:

    Love this outfit. the bag goes so well!
    And the tips are spot on. It’s not easy to get back on track after a break 🙂

    http://www.desiringsme.com/desiring-x-handmadedezings/

  8. These tips are so great! I always tend to be so unhealthy on long weekends or holidays!

    I’m loving your outfit too- this two piece is seriously gorgeous!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  9. I need to add some more hours of workout in my routine, this is going to be my fall goal!
    http://www.bonjourchiara.com

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Loving all of these great tips, Amy! <3 🙂 And yes, I'm all for crop tops still! Going to hold on to summer for as long as possible!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  11. elise says:

    I’m actually in love with your photos! Plus such good tips, I am always trying to get back into the swing of things and maybe this can help!
    Elise ~ http://www.elisebythepiece.com

  12. Jessi Malay says:

    Such a great post babe!! It’s always the hardest getting back to normal after a long weekend..but working out and catching up on sleep are both KEY! <3

    XO, Jessi
    https://www.mywhitet.com/style-classic-white-button/

  13. Sofia says:

    Are a good advice. I love your Outfit and your hair. You are a beautiful girl.

    Life is Amazing !!!

    Sofia xxx | A R S O by Sofia

  14. Jessica says:

    Girrrrl! You look on fire! I love this look on you <3

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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