Get Back on Track After Your Vacation

Get Back on Track After Your Vacation

So you went away, 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 face the music.

As you wake up on Monday morning after your week of less-than-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 5 steps to get you back on the fitness fast track after your trip.

Step One: Focus
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. 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.

Step Two: Hydrate
While travel days can take on many forms, the end result is most often dehydration and water retention. The only way to restore your balance is to get hydrated.

Your first priority in getting back on track is to drink plenty 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.

Step Three: Cleanse
For your first few days home I need you to be extra picky about what you eat. Stick with only whole, real foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Whole, real foods will help to restore balance and block out cravings.

Don’t eat any packaged foods or processed food. This means no snack foods, processed meat slices, dairy, baked goods or alcohol.

Step Four: Rest
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.

Step Five: Exercise
It’s time to sweat out all those vacation indulgences. So lace up your athletic shoes and put on your favorite 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 solid 30-minute 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 (888-968-9665) or email (info@thebootcampgirl.com) me today to set up your first workout.


3 Responses

  1. Teresa Butler

    Teresa Butler September 5, 2013 at 12:12 am | | Reply

    I will be better prepared for my next vacation. I gained 4 pounds on my beach vacation this summer.


  2. Teresa Butler

    Teresa Butler September 17, 2013 at 1:09 pm | | Reply

    Get Back on Track After Your Vacation
    After reading the 5 steps to get back on fitness, I realize that I will better prepare for my next vacation. This year, my daughter generously offered to buy food and groceries for our trip. We ate drank and I found it difficult to say no when she brought chips instead of more healthy snacks. During my vacation, I was afraid of hurting my daughter’s feelings and I did not want to complain. I chose to eat and “drink” which led to a gain 4 pounds. As step one explains, it is done and I can’t change my past choices.
    Reading Step Two helps me better understand that the best drink is water, water, and water. In the past I would drink Gatorade or flavored water believing that I was drinking healthy. I can see that the BEST choice is delicious water, water, water.
    I am still trying to follow Step 3 eating whole, real foods will help to restore balance and block out cravings. I definitely am drinking more water. I am fighting the challenge of no snack foods.
    Stephanie, thank you for the great steps to follow both after vacation and daily.


  3. Wanda

    Wanda September 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm | | Reply

    Thank you Stephanie your your tips…I will try to follow your wise advices


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