Bouncing Back from Vacation

Steph Wagner

July 15, 2013


The only picture we managed to get in San Antonio. Yes, in front of a Walgreens. 

It’s time for some Real Talk this Monday morning. Vacations are tough. They are sooo tough when you are trying to stay healthy.

I always go in with a plan. In fact, you may have seen my video about planning ahead for travel. I followed all of those things…and yep, still tough. That’s just the nature of the beast.

Though if I am going to “splurge” I generally save it for a vacation. And it’s generally worth it! I stayed active and drank tons of water. I also ate some homemade tortillas in San Antonio. Like I said…it’s time for some real talk! Then comes the part when you travel back. About halfway through your car trip home (in my case) you start feeling pretty gross.

I’m not sure what it is about being in a car for over an hour that makes my hair feel greasy and my body feel heavy. Once I hit the “over 60 minutes” timeframe, it’s a done deal. I can’t wait to get home, get showered, and get exercising.

Thus, here I am the Monday morning after being gone for a week and a half. It’s time for a game plan.

#1: Make dinner plans for the week (okay fine, over-achiever dietitian confession- I did this before I left. Yes, I plan my meals for the week after vacation, before vacation. Judge away.) Or get a FCM dinner plan for $5.

#2: Go over the grocery list and add the other essentials because, naturally, we used up as much of the items in our kitchen before we left. 

#3: Grocery shop and fill the house with nutrition

#4: Exercise. At least a 20 minute walk today and a bike ride with Mr W tonight. Because he feels it too! 

The best thing you can possibly do to bounce back from vacation, is to hop to it. Fill the house with good food and start drinking water and exercising. An email from a friend stated the same thing. She and her boyfriend were feeling the “after Lake boat bloat” and they got right to it and felt tons better by the end of the week.

So we have our rituals to get us out of town. But what are your rituals to getting back in town?

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