My apologies for the number of days since my last post. My schedule has been jam packed for the past 2 weeks in preparation for my wedding which took place in Las Vegas last Wednesday!! Yes I married the man of my dreams in sunny, hot Nevada at the Valley of Fire national park on Cinqo de Mayo. It was the perfect day and a week filled with love, romance, food, mushiness, food, booze, shopping, booze, gambling, food, shows, booze and…more food. The only thing lacking on my holiday was exercise. Oh sure we walked up and down Las Vegas Blvd numerous times but navigating through large crowds and being distracted by so many shiny items in shop windows does not allow for sufficient calorie burning intensity. As for weight training…hey I was on my honeymoon, cut me some slack.
So now that the honeymoon is over (so to speak) it’s time to get back to a routine. A week of indulging in endless buffets, bloody Mary’s, that darn Cheesecake Factory and daiquiris so huge they are actually worn around your neck, tends to leave one’s pants a wee bit tighter. Ok, ALOT tighter! So how do you get back into the swing of things when you’ve fallen of the wagon for a couple weeks?
First of all, don’t beat yourself up. We all need a break every now and then and a vacation should be the time when you don’t obsess about every little thing you stuff in your face or that you’re just too relaxed to hit the gym. So what if you gained 5 pounds? That’s what a holiday is for.
Second, don’t expect to break any records your first trip back into the gym. I made this mistake a couple days ago the first day I was home. I hit the gym hard with what was supposed to be a BRUTAL fat loss workout in an attempt to get rid that newly formed muffin top. My expectations were unrealistic and it did a number on my ego that day when I just couldn’t get through my session. It makes sense when you consider that I had experienced a week of sensory overload, excitement, very little sleep, numerous alcoholic beverages and although I consumed a HUGE quantity of food, the quality was not consistent with what my body is accustomed to. Even though vacations are intended to be relaxing, often we need time to recover from them…a vacation after the vacation if you will.
So if you’re planning to get away from it all, then do just that and don’t feel guilty. As long as you get yourself back on track in a timely, realistic manner, you’ll be back to your pre-vacay physique in no time.Found this post useful and want more? Subscribe to our Blog feed
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