Yeah...it's vacation time...you went away, maybe saw a new part of the world, and now you’re back. You ate, you drank, you relaxed, and then you ate some more.
And now it’s time to come back to reality.
As you wake up on Monday morning after your week of not so healthy eating… Your body is puffy and bloated. Your joints are achy. Your clothes feel tight.
Maybe you are feeling that way right now.
Here are a few ways to recovering from your vacation and getting back on track with your fitness goals:
Your vacation happened. You ate things from the “never eat these” list, you drank more that you should have…but now it’s over.
Draw a line in the sand. Say "stop"! You’re back home so the bad eating stops now.
If you’re serious about your fitness goals, then your vacation was the exception, and not the rule. Don’t beat yourself up for letting loose on your trip. Simply get back up, dust yourself off and get focused.
While travel days can take on many forms, the end result is most often dehydration and water intake. The only way to restore your balance is to get hydrated.
Your first priority in getting back on track is to drink plenty, plenty, pleney of water throughout your first few days home. Start with a tall glass of water in the morning, and carry a water bottle with you to sip throughout the day.
Don’t add any artificial sweeteners or stimulants to your water – these will sabotage your hydration efforts. For flavor, add sliced fresh fruit, herbs or vegetables to your water, just like at the spa.
For your first few days home you need to be extra picky about what you eat. Stick with only whole, real foods like fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Whole, real foods will help to restore balance and block out cravings.
Don’t eat any packaged foods for the next few days. This means no snack foods, processed meat slices, dairy, baked goods or alcohol.
As relaxing as vacation days are, most end with the feeling of exhaustion. Make catching up on sleep a priority over the next few days.
When your body is low on sleep, it becomes easier to make poor eating choices. You’re also less likely to get back into your workouts if you don’t give your body a chance to rest.
Aim for getting a full 8 hours of sleep each night.
You didn't think I would skip this now did you!? It’s time to sweat out all those vacation indulgences. So lace up your tennis shoes and put on your gym clothes. When you start your first workout, ease in slowly. Take the time to warm up and stretch your muscles before powering up to a 3o-60 minute workout routine.
I have just the exercise plan for you – one that will not only help you recover from your vacation but will help keep you motivated and going strong in the future.
If you haven’t joined yet, now is the perfect time for you to start. Together we will get you to your goals with my results-driven method.
Simply call or email me today to set up your first workout.
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Committed to Your Fitness Success,
Sidney L. West