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How to Get Back on Track After Vacation

You’ve just spent the last few months tracking diligently, training like a beast and working hard in preparation for your vacation or big event. Your hard work pays off, you’ve reached your goal and you head away on your trip. You feel like an absolute rock star, and rightfully so! You accomplished what you set out to achieve.

Fast forward a few weeks. Vacation was outstanding, you chose to relax and be a little more flexible with your nutrition. Now it’s time to get back to the daily grind of work, life, training, and nutrition. Naturally, we should be excited to get back to routine, right?

But what happens if we’re not and we’re actually struggling to get back into our pre-event/vacation mode? How do we rekindle the flame we had prior and get ourselves back into action.

Below are a number of strategies and ways to help you find your groove again!

Take Time to Celebrate and Refocus
Celebrate the achievement of getting to this point. Find a new purpose by revisiting your “WHY.” A great place to start is to write down three to six motivating factors. Focus on what you want your life to look and feel like going forward. Establish new goals and actionable steps for those goals.

Plan Ahead
Before you leave on your adventure, plan for your return to home and work so it’s not a disaster when you get back. Meal prep and freeze foods, and do laundry and chores before you go. Also, avoid coming home the night before you start back to work so the week doesn’t start off rushed.

Listen and Read
Hearing other people’s stories can be very motivating and help get us back on track. Check out some talks from inspirational people like these. Or if you need some good reads on your trip, get a head start on motivation and check out our book list for some new ideas.

Commit
Concentrate on doing what you know now as best you can. Even if you’re not quite sure what’s next. Limit dining out for a few weeks, decide to create new habits and/or get rid of old habits. We could even call in our accountability partners to help us out!

Stay Open
Trying new things with your training, hobbies, meals, and schedule. Finding something new may just be the spark you need to get recommitted to your goals!

While it might take some time to build momentum, with patience, focus and time you will get there!

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