This is how I feel each time after a Chinese New Year feast: That's enough! I need to take a break from food. Whether it is steamboat meals, traditional Chinese New Year dishes and cookies or sweet drinks, we always tend to have more than we should. We end up feeling dizzy, drowsy, or having a headache and even nausea! How can we make our body feel better then? The answer is simple: workout and detox! Only by exercising and cleansing our body, we can free ourselves from high calories, indigestion and discomfort due to overeating. Read on and find out how you can easily get back to your peak state with workout and detox after this Chinese New Year. Simply follow these four steps and you can help your family members to cleanse their bodies too. A 4-Step Plan of Workout and Detox After Chinese New Year Step 1: Choose a suitable workout for yourselves and your family Photo credit to Pexels What can you do for your workout? It can be weight training, cardio exercises, jogging, cycling, rope skipping, dancing and many more. To ensure that every family member has the determination to complete the workout, you must allow the freedom of choosing their workout. For instance, you enjoy aerobic or Zumba dance for your workout routine. However, you should not force your children to do the aerobic dance with you if they enjoy cycling or jogging more. If your family members are not certain with which workout is suitable for them, you can encourage and accompany them to try out several workouts. Then, get them to determine the workout which suits them the most. As outdoor activities are not encouraged nowadays, you can also try out some simple home workout with your children. Workout activities such as climbing stairs, planks, squats and push-ups will surely burn your calories fast besides building strong abdominal muscles. Mind that warm-up and cold down exercises are necessary for each workout session to enhance the effectiveness of the workout and to avoid any injuries. Step 2: Commit to a consistent workout plan Photo credit to Pamela Reif's Official Youtube Channel It is not sufficient to only decide on your favourite workout. The next step is certainly to plan a workout schedule and stick to it! If you have no clue on how to plan a workout schedule, this is how you can start. Get your family members to block out certain time period every day for their workout session. For instance, your children can have their workout session from 5-6 o'clock in the evening every day. If your family members consider 1-hour workout to be too long, you can try to approach them with a shorter time period such as 15 minutes or 30 minutes. Once they are used to the duration, you can get them to extend their workout sessions. Another alternative is to increase the difficulty level of their workout instead of the duration. Once they have mastered the beginner level, you can encourage them to proceed with an intermediate workout or even intense workout. Extra Tip to Stay Committed With Your Workout and Detox After everyone has listed their schedule for the workout, you can then proceed with creating a family workout schedule and place it at a visible place for everyone. With this, you can have everyone to remind each other about their workout sessions. To further ensure that every family member follows the workout schedule, you can assign an accountability buddy for each family member. This will hold any family member to be more accountable for their exercises. They know that someone is watching them. You can also create public accountability for workout by sharing your workout schedule on social media. We always do better when we know someone is watching! However, if you or your family members prefer to stay accountable to themselves, you can create commitment and accountability by jotting down the dates in your daily journal or using an app to set your workout reminders. If you are a working mummy with the hectic workload, here's how you can squeeze your time for your workout. Step 3: Prepare natural detox drinks Photo credit to Pexels Besides workout, you can also cleanse your body by serving you and your family members some natural detox drinks. These drinks can help to remove toxins from your body and more importantly, improve your digestion and your liver function. What are the ingredients you can include to prepare your loved ones the natural detox drinks? You can use fruits and vegetables such as lemons, cucumbers. pomegranate and many more. If you are fearful of having wrong food combination for the natural detox drinks, you can refer to this complete list of delicious detox drinks recipe. Besides savouring the freshness from the detox drinks, you can actually follow these 9 ways to fully detox your body. You can indeed bid your farewell to bloating, headaches, fatigue, nausea and low energy level after the Chinese New Year feasts and sleepless nights playing and chatting with your loved ones. Step 4: Avoid extreme quick-fix Photo credit to Pexels Here's what you need to know: no matter how hard your workout and detox are, you need to say NO to quick-fixes. The first extreme quick fix that we should avoid is to skip daily meals. You should never starve yourself for the whole week to lose the weight you gain during Chinese New Year. The next quick fix to avoid is to consume weight loss supplements and products. You should never waste your money on purchasing these products to see immediate results. What we truly need is a mindset swift. We should understand that change requires our time, effort and discipline. If you simply opt for quick fixes to lose your weight, you will eventually come back to your starting point as you have not made the commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Make Workout and Detox Your Lifetime Habit Instead of having your workout and detox done for a few weeks after the Chinese New Year, why not take this opportunity to infuse them into your daily lifestyle? You will be truly amazed by how healthy and energetic you can be once you are committed to daily workout and consistent detox. Wait no more to get your family members to stay strong with limitless energy through daily exercises and detoxification!