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Getting Back on Track Post Vacation

I believe vacation is a time to enjoy yourself but not an excuse to fall off the wagon. I just went on two back to back trips, enjoyed food I loved, worked out a bit, but mostly, had a great time. I used to panic about vacation because I would either restrict too much or fall off the wagon completely. Not anymore, but it took some time learning good vacation habits. Here's how I make it easier on myself-
  • I packed my favorite Kombucha (linked here) on both trips and they come in cans now!! Kombucha is good for gut health and that’s important after eating foods that you may not eat on a regular basis. I also drank some Aloe juice when I got home.
  • I enjoyed myself on vacation but still watched portion control so I didn't feel crappy.
  • I drank as much water as possible! A lot of post vacation weight is water weight which comes off when you're home and regularly hydrated. Pack a water bottle so you don’t have an excuse. This trip- I also packed Nuun hydration tablets with vitamin C for a health boost, hydration boost, all the things.
  • I tried to sleep as much as possible and get organized quickly when I got home so I didn't feel so disheveled. The sleep thing may not happen until you're home. Usually, if I don't get some type of decent sleep as soon as I get home- I get sick.
  • Pack your regular vitamins. I always forget to take them on vacation but even if I get a few days in, that's better than none.
  • I always plan a workout for the day after I get home whether I want to work out or not because it kick starts me back into my routine.
  • Pack your own small snacks or breakfast bars. This depends on your trip plans but you don't have to eat out every single meal when on vacation. Saves money too.
  • Don't get on the scale post vacation! That will really give you the vacation blues because, like I said before, a lot of the weight is water weight. Give yourself a week or two before you get on the scale. I currently don't have one so that works, haha!
  • Enjoy yourself! I'm just not the person who works out daily on vacation and eats healthy, that will kick me off the wagon faster than if I enjoy myself. When I actually relax and enjoy myself on vacation then I'm usually ready to get home, eat healthier, and work out. I would say majority of people are the same way!
Sharing the two beautiful places I just visited below.
Cape Fair, Missouri

Vallecito Lake by Durango, Colorado


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