Whether you’ve just got back from your summer holiday or you’re off in the next few weeks, there’s something we all have in common when we go away.
We eat… a LOT.
We drink… a LOT
We relax and unwind and make the most of our time off work or away from home.
Then we eat some more ;)
There’s nothing wrong with a little relaxation and a few treats here and there, especially on holiday. But a lot of the time we go overboard and regret our decision after we get back to oh so sunny England.
But then its back to reality and time to get you back on the fitness fast track after your trip. Lets break it down into five simple steps.
Step One: Focus
If you’re serious about your bridal body goal, then your holiday habits are 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 large glass of water in the morning (preferably at least a pint), and carry a water bottle with you to sip throughout the day. As i said in my email the other day, aim for 2 litres of water on top of your tea/coffee consumption.
Don’t add any artificial sweeteners or stimulants to your water – these will sabotage your hydration efforts. For flavour, add some sliced fresh fruit and some mint.
Step Three: Cleanse
For your first few days home, 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.
Step Four: Rest
As relaxing as holidays are, don’t we all get back with that feeling ‘I could do with another holiday!’. 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 holiday indulgences. So get your gym clothes on! 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 20-minute routine.
Follow all the above and you'll be feeling fit as a fiddle in no time!