Long days of reading books on the beach, eating endless amounts of ice cream, drinking wine and sleeping during the day is now over for most of us. Back to reality, long hours at the office and back to… THE GYM (imagine horror music in the background for full effect).
Joke aside, getting back on track is not always so easy. Some of course keep up their fitness routine during vacation, but there is no secret that most of us prefer wine instead of squats on a sunny Monday in July! So, when we suddenly face our daily lives again, getting back to our normal routines may feel like a struggle. If it doesn´t then great, then no need to continue reading.
Since I have no idea and need an article like this myself I turned to Personal Trainer and founder of rebirth fitness, Michael Glover, for some expert advice. And we kind of love his tips:
- Get back slowly!!! Jumping head first back into training and better eating just opens yourself up for injury and failure. As the saying goes ”Crawl before you walk and walk before you run.”
- Re-establish your normal sleeping hours. Vacation time can be full relaxation, full on adventure, or a combination of the two. This usually results in sleeping different hours than your normal lifestyle when not on vacation. Establish a new, more consistent sleep routine to prepare you for work mode again.
- Water…water…water!!! The combination of red, white, rosé, and all the other colored liquids that you consumed haven’t been the best for you. The car, train, or plane travels also did a number on dehydrating your body. Proper hydration with water will do wonders for your body and mind.
- Continue living life to the fullest. Vacation is year-round. Don’t make it a yearly thing just for the summer. Make every day your own little vacation in some way. Relax, live, laugh, and keep striving to be the Best of You!
So, good luck peeps! And if you need a little help along the way, rebirth and Michael is definitely the place to go.
By: Henriette Danielsen and Michael Glover / Photo cred: Clara Mo