Did your fitness routine take a back burner this summer? Summer travel can throw a wrench into your fitness routine. Use these four steps to get back on track with fitness
We have all been there.
You have the intention of staying on track while on vacation and then it just doesn’t happen. Use these four steps to get back on track with your fitness routine.
1. Don’t beat yourself up.
Feeling guilty doesn’t change the past. Focus on getting right back to your routine and drop the guilt trip. The less time you spend beating yourself up the better. Write out your goals and intentions for the week and post it somewhere you will see them daily.
2. Up the water intake.
After a weekend bender or an indulgent vacation, most people are dehydrated. Focus on upping your water intake. Water increases your metabolism so much that if you’re chronically dehydrated, it can mean up to an 8-pound weight gain or more per year. It is so often we mistake hunger for dehydration. In order for proper diet and exercise to be truly effective, you’ll need to maintain a proper hydration level so that the body fat released into the bloodstream can be broken up into proteins.
3. Get moving.
Workouts provide a feel-good cocktail of hormones. Get moving to put the extra energy you consumed to use. It’s not about punishing yourself for eating but honoring your commitment to physical movement. Ease back into your routine with a manageable workout schedule.
Schedule your workouts like important meetings with your boss, YOU are the boss. Bosses don’t cancel. Put them in your calendar as appointments with yourself.
4. Keep it fresh.
Fill your plate with whole fresh foods packed with fiber. This will help you fight bloat and give your gut a break from processed foods. Combine veggies and lean protein at your next few meals.
Plan and pack your healthy meals for the next few days. Consider healthy breakfast options, snacks, and dinners for busy week nights. It can be as simple as writing out the menu or a full on meal prep.
A fresh start is always an option.