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.
Life tends to be a little harder after time away from a structured lifestyle.
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 health & fitness fast track after your fun.
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.
If you want to make a serious dent in your fat loss and health you can do it, but the most important thing is your mindset. You have to make YOU a Priority!!! Much of this begins with being very clear on your goals, when you want to achieve them and how you are going to get there. I have created a new goal system for my coaching clients called the “Goal Success Form” and I am going to give you access to this system for FREE for being a loyal subscriber.
After you complete the FREE registration process you will have your own dashboard and this will grow with more tools, bonuses and information over the next few months as we grow our new system to support our clients. *If you have already registered then just login 🙂 The link is on that page.
Once you have registered, click on the “Online Client Forms” button in your account dashboard. Complete the Goal Success Form. You can save and complete the form later as needed.
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 1-2 tall glasses 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 vegetables, healthy animal proteins, good fats like avocados, guac, olives, nuts, seeds, butter, ghee and oils. 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, pasteurized dairy except butter, baked goods or alcohol.
For more detailed information on Paleo eating, listen to my interviews with Dr. Heidi Dulay: Paleo Part 1 & 2
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 shoes and put on your favorite gym clothes. When you start your first workout, ease in slowly. Take the time to warm up and massage 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 or email me today to set up your first strategy session.
Your friend & coach,
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