The Fried Twinkie Effect

There are few things in life more difficult than trying to get back into a fitness routine after a period of gluttony. Whether it is a weekend bender or a fast food marathon, how do you snap out of it and get back on track?

People always say, “you always remember your first time.” Warm, moist, delectable, and messy in all the right ways… The Fried Twinkie through me for a loop. I was out of whack. I began to eat more & more junk food, because hey, it was healthier than a Fried Twinkie. Exercise was no longer a priority, because laziness seemed more appealing. I felt myself spiraling downward, all because of the beautiful temptress that was: the Fried Twinkie.

I let myself melt into gluttony until I woke up and smelled the broccoli. The most important lesson of the Fried Twinkie Effect? Moderation is key! It’s okay to pig out every once in a while, but don’t let these special treats become your norm, or baseline of comparison! 

This is important to keep in mind after the holidays! We eat all day then play drinking games all night, who really wants to wake up and go for a run? An important tip to keep in mind, that will give you the superpowers you need to exercise when you feel your absolute laziest: hydrate! Keep the water flowing so you’ll be prepared to sweat it off. A light workout the next day will help boost your endorphins and motivate you to make healthy choices. Choose a workout you enjoy, that will get you excited about the process and get you back on track! 

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Life is short, so enjoy it. Eat that Fried Twinkie, and enjoy every bite of it. However, life can also be a painful journey when your health is no longer a priority. Find the balance that works best for you! Don’t forget that water is the essence of life, so drink at least 8 glasses a day! When you are lacking all motivation to get off that pool float and get to the gym, remind yourself how hard you worked to get to where you are. Minor setbacks are natural, but you can push through them! 

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