BACK INTO FITNESS

I tell you what, it’s not just you. It’s everyone.
Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to face the ugly truth standing right in the mirror in front of us.
That extra bulge down there. The softer flab. The heavier feel.
It’s all guilt feelings sinking in now.
Like it or not, it’s time to hit back to fitness mode again.

However, it’s easier said than done. 

It is not always easy to get back into exercise after holidays. Reason is, we quickly lose our good habits like going to work out and maintaining a good diet. The next thing, we realize we have lost that desire, that motivation. 

The bad side about holidays is that they are indeed an open door to “fatty food” and alcohol. This often has effects on our physical state. Indeed, back home, it is not uncommon to feel a bit heavy, clumsy and lacking of energy. This condition is usually caused by the excesses of the holidays, which makes the return to daily life even harder. Your motivation to go back to sports and eat healthy can be so low. 

So how do we get back?

Let me share this three simple tips from fitness site pretatrain.com.

1) Set a deadilne

The first thing to get back into exercise after holidays is to set a deadline. You must choose a day when, no matter what your level of motivation, you will resume your physical activities. We advise you to decide on this date a few days before returning home. In this way, you will have the time to be conditioned to the idea to resume your routine on this precise date. Choose preferably a day when you will not be too busy. In this way, it will be easier to return to the room getting back to your physical activity. You can also choose a specific time when you know you will have time to go and do your sport. Once done, do not push back the time or day of your workout. In this case, you will only postpone the problem overnight and cause a vicious circle of discouragement. 

2) Get back to a healthy diet

To make it so much easier to return to your physical routine of exercises after the holidays, it is also essential to resume a healthy diet. Once again, the feeling of heaviness that you may feel when you return from your vacation may be due in large part to your many dietary differences. As a result, if you regain good nutrition, you will feel lighter, more energetic and in a better mood.

This will greatly facilitate you to get back into exercise. As you can imagine, it is easier to find some motivation to the resumption of the sport if you feel fit. As with sport, we recommend that you set a deadline. We recommend that you return to a healthy diet on the same day of your workout. However, if the motivation is really low, you can also advance in stages. For example, you can change your diet two days before your first session. As a result, the benefits of a balanced diet have already restored some energy, so it will be easier to resume your physical activity.

3) Getting back step by step

Once back in the room, avoid to take back your workouts where you left them. Your body has been resting for a period of time, so it takes time to adapt and getting back to his habits. To get back into your routine after the holidays, we recommend you to do a first light workout. You can perfectly redo the exercises you did before your vacation, but you will need to adapt the load step by step. For example, if you were doing 80-kilo squats, you can restart at 50 or 60 kilos. Then at each new session, gradually increase (2 kilos for example) your charges until you get back to what you are used to.

Take the time to regain your marks without rushing your body before putting on the weights during the next training. A first drive which is too abrupt can cause injury. In addition, you may have severe body aches the following days. That would be counterproductive if you’re looking to get your motivation back. Go ahead gradually, it can take one to two weeks to get back to your previous performances. You will feel yourself when your body is ready to rework at full speed, just take the time.

Bottomline, the key words to get back into exercise after holidays period are: planning, nutrition and patience. It is normal not to come back with the same abilities and performance when pausing. The important thing is to gradually resume good habits.

if you haven’t enrolled in a gym, sign up with Arcadia Fitness Gym, owned by my good friend Glenn Escandor inside the Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center. This state of the art facility features the best training equipment and coaching in town. 

I heard they offer holiday membership promo so this could be your best start.

Let’s get into the groove.