With spring break ending and summer right around the corner, we must examine the ways we can get back on track after deviating from our normal routines.

Consider this:

Ten days have passed and you’ve indulged in your fair share of fruity, alcoholic drinks, local delicacies, and decadent desserts. Prior to your vacation, you were at peace with eating whatever your heart desired. You’ve had your fill and more than ready to get back to your normal eating patterns and training program.

So, what now?

  1. Rest, Recover and Hydrate: Once you arrive, take note of how you’re feeling. Have you been drinking enough water? Did you manage to get some sleep on the plane or in the car? Make it a priority to catch up on sleep, water intake, and recovery. If you haven’t been taking your vitamins, start taking them again.

  2. Meal Prep: Head to the grocery store and stock up on your favorite health food. The temptation to buy fast food can be high if you’re starving and need a quick bite. I recommend roasting a tray of veggies, cooking brown rice, and sauteing ground turkey; add some black beans and you’ve got yourself a healthy bowl!

  3. Get Moving: It’s as easy as it sounds. If you have a gym membership, head over to the stretch area and move those muscles. It’s fine to take baby steps. Hop on the treadmill or work on some bodyweight movements. Just get moving.

  4. Find an Accountability Partner: It helps to share your goals with friends, family, or a coach. Having a person that cares about your progress can be crucial to personal success because they will hold you accountable when the motivation levels start to drop.

Some people have difficulty getting back on track, and that is perfectly fine. Move forward at your own pace and create an accountability group if you need it.

Good Luck!