Been living it up on holiday for the last few weeks?
And now it’s time to get back to reality
The reality is, a lot of people will fall off their health and fitness pursuits at times like these, but not you!
Don’t let the last 6 months of progress disappear, here’s the 3 best ways to make sure your 4 week European vacay doesn’t turn into a 6 month gym vacay!
01. Schedule it in!
Before you get back, schedule your first week of sessions back in the gym!
By setting solid dates and the intention of coming back you’ll have sorted a major part of the puzzle
Most often it’s the lack of a plan that causes procrastination, plan ahead and give yourself something to look forward to
More on that here
02. Set a goal
The last few days of a holiday are a great time to sit back and reflect on what you’d like to achieve over the next few months
You’ll be relaxed, and maybe even a little excited to get back into a routine, this is a great time to come up with a routine you’ll love, with a goal you’re itching to get started on
Here’s 3 questions you should ask yourself whenever you’re setting goals
And a great way to approach goal setting in general
Bonus: if you have a coach and a process for setting goals with them, reach out and book in a time to set some new health goals to get you fired up about training again
03. Go easy on yourself
You’ve had weeks off the gym, even professional athletes take a couple of weeks to get into their training after multiple weeks off
Make a plan to get in and give consistent effort throughout the first couple of sessions and you’ll be surprised how fast your fitness comes back
The first goal should be turning up, and getting it done, intensity will come back pretty quickly from there
Lastly, it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed about returning to training after a long time off
By taking these few steps you can reduce the overwhelm and get excited about getting back into the gym!