Traveling can be stressful, even when it’s meant to be for pleasure. Stress, lack of sleep, indulging food and drinks happen - and when they do, we want to help. Whether you are coming back from vacation, business travel or just wanting to press the restart button, here is a checklist to get you back on track and feeling better.
- When you get back you will most likely need to restock the pantry and fridge to keep you from eating out. Ordering online via apps like Instacart and Amazon makes it so easy to get what you need delivered to your door when you get home. If you aren’t ordering online, having a grocery list prepared before you enter the grocery store will help you spend less time and frustration figuring out what to eat in the store and give you more time to relax and settle once you get home. Check out some of our favorite recipes and cookbooks here!
- Swap out that Pina Colada for a big ‘ol glass of water! Or at least alternate 😉 Chances are that you are dehydrated from travel and aren’t drinking enough. You can never have enough water!
- I suggest you find a way to move your body the day you return or the day after. This can look like a walk, run or enduraLAB online or in-person workout. The purpose would be to sweat out all the toxins and get your muscles moving again after sitting on the plane or in the car. The longer it takes to start, the more difficult it becomes to get back into a routine. Speaking of…
- Back to Routine.
- When you get back, do the things you would normally do in your healthy routine as quickly as possible. Get out your calendar to plan meals, workouts, social time, etc. The more you set up for success, the more successful you will be. Funny how that works.
- Simply put, go to bed early and aim to get 8-9hrs of sleep. This will help you recover and give you the energy you need to get back into your typical routine.
Feeling “off” is no fun, but you don’t have to feel stuck there. Give yourself grace and let go of that shameful feeling! Vacation, travel and indulgences are to be enjoyed and revisited. The key is bouncing back to your regular healthy routine. You’ve got this!