My Post Vacay Reset

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Do you have a hard time switching your vacay mode off? I know I sure do. I am the holiday queen so getting back into my routine can be really challenging. Since it’s something I struggle with I thought I would share so that I could help you guys next time you are trying to get back into your real world groove!

I am an avid traveler and when I am away on holiday I tend to over indulge. I soak up every bit of culture the place has to offer and a lot of time that is in the form of food. This can leave me feeling a little less than awesome when heading home, but I have found a few ways to help me remedy this.

I try to focus on three things to reset after vacation:

1. Nutrition

This is the biggest piece of my reset. Especially after this trip to Greece, I will be needing a major nutrition overhaul. I may or may not have eaten frozen yogurt every. Night. and I am not sad about it one bit. Today I am focusing on eating Low carb, high protein, and flooding my body with tea and water. All of this helps reduce inflammation as well as clear your system. Normally, I focus on doing this for about a week to really get my gut back in check.

2. Exercise

The good thing about trips like this is that you walk a pretty good amount. I was getting my steps in everyday until we got to Mykonos, where I posted up on a pool float for three days. To get my heart rate up and get a good sweat, I will be focusing on HIIT/cardio workouts. This is a great way to get rid of fat and sweat out all the toxins your body has taken in from the alcohol and junk food.

3. A day of rest

Lastly, I always set aside a day for rest when returning from an international trip to cope with the jet lag. I have gotten pretty good at planning my travel where I don’t come back ridiculously turned around on sleep but long stints of travel always wear on you. I jumped back into work today, but I’m going to take this long weekend to unpack and rest.

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It’s okay to splurge. Do not let diet and exercise hinder you from enjoying your holiday. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to eat bad and not exercise but for me I try to just balance it all while I’m gone so I can enjoy myself a little more. I’ll do another post on that later. For now, you can catch me getting my sweat on and eating all the whole foods. Post vacay reset, lets go!

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