There’s nothing better then the feeling of relaxation and indulgence while on vacation but when you get home you feel anxious, bloated and in shock of reality. We’ve all been there!
I wouldn’t trade my vacation memories for the world but we’ve been home for a few weeks now and I still feel like I’m suffering from the post-vacation blues. We had a very busy summer filled with weddings and adventures. Out of the 12 weekends of summer, we may have been home for two. It’s hard to stay on track when you’re always on the road. Thankfully, I have an awesome partner that has helped me get back on track.
If you’re still mourning the loss the summer 2017, here are a few tips to fight the Post Vacation Blues (or post summer blues):
- Treat yourself: Ok, yes. I treat myself ALOT but I think that’s how I stay on track. I’ve truly made this journey a lifestyle by not depriving myself of everything. Now I’m not saying eat an entire cheesecake everyday but a sliver can’t hurt. Find the joy in a simple treat and you’ll be back on track in no time.
- Find a workout that suits your lifestyle: Working out plays a huge role in getting back on track. When picking a workout, you need to think of two things: finding something you enjoy and something you have time for. If you only have 30 minutes in the morning, then pick a workout that only takes 30 minutes! Also, pick something that you enjoy and want to wake up to do. If you have fun with your workout, it makes it easier to stick it!
- Don’t beat yourself up: You’re finally getting back into your routine. It’s not easy to get back on track so don’t beat yourself up when you miss a workout or splurge too hard. Shake it off and get back on track. This is a lifestyle, not a quick fix.
So get that vacation laundry done, fill your fridge with good food and continue on your journey to a healthy lifestyle.