Even those who are disciplined about their diet and fitness routine, go off track at times. You tend to go light on your daily fixed regime especially during special occasions such as weddings and during your vacations. 

It is absolutely ok to take a break at times, but what is important is to bounce back to your routine. After all that junk food and lack of physical activity, it would appear tough to get back to healthy eating and a proper exercise regimen. 

Let’s help you with some tips that will help you get back to your routine!

1. Re-hydrate yourself: Drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated. It helps in improving digestion and also boosts your metabolism. As restaurant and packaged food contains excessive salt, you may end up being bloated. 

Alcoholic beverages can also lead to bloating. Drinking enough water helps in reducing bloating and it regulates digestion. Re-hydrating yourself will also help to modulate your bowel movements and in relieving constipation..

2. Catch up on your sleep: There are chances that your body is sleep deprived with all the holidaying and partying. Make sure you catch up on your pending sleep as your body needs the beauty sleep to get back on track.

Sleep helps you conserve energy, recover and rejuvenate. It gives you the boost to stay active throughout the day. Therefore, make sure that you get 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep everyday.

3. Have lots of fruits and veggies: A change in eating patterns during a vacation can take a toll on your digestive system. Consuming fresh fruits and vegetables will help in getting your system back to normal. 

Fruits and vegetables are rich in essential vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to your overall health. They are also rich in fibre which plays a major role in regulating digestion and it also helps prevent constipation. 

4. Head back to your daily routine: You may have that urge to be in a holiday mood for a few more days and may feel hesitant to get back to your normal routine. 

However, you don't have to rush back to your old regime as it may be difficult. Instead, you can start slow and take it forward step by step.

You can gradually get back to a healthy diet and the same applies to your workouts. Starting with a 30 minute or an hour long workout might be incredibly daunting. 

Therefore, you can initially start by committing just 5 or 10 minutes and see where you end up.

5. Start following regular meal timings: Your meal times may be erratic when you are on a vacation. After you are back home, make sure you eat at an appropriate time and at regular intervals. 

You may feel like skipping meals to cut down on your calorie intake, but starving is never a healthy option to stay fit. 

Your body requires discipline to be healthy and your meal timing is as important as the food you eat. It helps in regulating your cycle and in boosting metabolism.

Getting back to your normal routine after a break can be overwhelming and daunting but not impossible. You may find yourself struggling to lace up and get back on your feet, that's normal and it's okay to take your time. Focus more on the result than the effort that goes in, it will definitely be worth it. 


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