Healthy & Fit Travel: Getting Back on Track Post-Vacation
So you had a few too many of these:
And ate far too much of this:
All while ignoring the precious necessity called sleep and maybe made a few other poor decisions in between. But what happens on vacation, stays on vacation and there’s nothing you can do but move on and recover.
Once you get home, getting back into a routine is key. Here are a few simple tips to get back on track:
First thing is first, don’t beat yourself up. Now that you’re back in a familiar environment refocus on what your goals are and move forward. Although I try my hardest to stay on track while I am away, I am still out of my routine which causes me to get a bit flustered. I always feel better once I get home and I get to reorganize and refocus on my daily goals.
Chances are if you were indulging in too many drinks and eating too many late night treats you weren’t hydrating enough. Rehydrating with water will help to flush all the nasty toxins out that your body spent the last week building up! To make sure you’re drinking enough the simple rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces. There is also this really cool app (pictured above) called Waterlogged that you can download from iTunes. You set a goal of how many ounces you want to consume throughout the day and it will send you reminders to drink up!
3. Reset your system.
I know whenever I eat out of my normal routine (especially for days on end) my digestive system gets all out of whack. The key to getting back on track with your digestive routine is to nourish it with fiber rich foods such as flax, oats, beans and veggies. I find something as simple as adding flax to my smoothies really helps to get things moving!
4. Sweat it out.
Seriously, sweating it out is the best possible thing you can do for your body and your mindset after an indulgent vacation. Exercise will help to flush out the toxins, re-energize your motivation to get back in the swing of things.
Nourishing your body and exercise are great way of resetting the body and getting rid of toxins but sleep is just as important. Being forced to share a room with two small children and a snoring husband results in a weeks worth of restless nights sleep. Even though I like to get back into my routine when I get home, I make sure to schedule in some extra Zzz’s to help recharge.
Those five simple tips usually help me to get back on track after a long vacation and conclude my Healthy & Fit Travel series! If you missed my other posts you can check them out here:
How do you get back on track after being out of routine?