So your vacation is over. You’ve played in the sun, surf or sand. Traveled to different countries and explored new cultures. Or maybe your vacation was to visit family and friends far and wide. Regardless of what you did or where you went, you most likely relaxed your exercise, eating and drinking habits. It’s all good. Life is to be lived!
So let’s say you get home on a Sunday night. Monday arrives and you’re tired from your travels, have loads of laundry to start, have to get the kids to camp or occupied and maybe you have a meeting at 11am. Plus, you are probably exhausted from travel. “Tomorrow” you tell yourself. “Back to the routine tomorrow”.
Fast forward to Thursday. You’ve settled back into regular life but still are behind the 8-ball. “Monday” you tell yourself. “Back to the routine on Monday”.
Sometimes people don’t get back on track for weeks.
I see this happen all the time. I will tell you without a doubt that the longer you stay off track, out of your routine, the harder it is to get back. Any weight losses you’ve recorded can be erased by “taking a break” for even a week. Your aerobic conditioning and strength will decrease and when you start back up you’ll be sore and maybe even a little frustrated that the workouts are so much harder.
So when you have a vacation planned take an extra few minutes and plan your re-entry into your healthy lifestyle. Have some healthy food in the freezer, workout clothes available and set the alarm so you get up in time.
Sure you may be tired from your trip or have 1001 things to do, but I promise that you’ll feel so much better after you exercise and handling the day will seem that much easier.
Now go run!