WILL I LOST MY FITNESS GAINS ON VACATION?
A lot of times as trainers we hear the statement: “I’m going to lose all of my progress over vacation!” The fact of the matter is…no you will not! Yes, you may feel some effects of being off of your routine but you will not lose all of your progress.
The effects that you will probably feel are some of the following:
- Inflammation from different foods or alcohol
- Water retention
- Loss of stamina
- Loss of some grip strength
- Fatigue from lack of good nutrition / carb overload
These are very common symptoms when coming back from vacation but if you get right back into the routine, you should be back to where you were within a week!
Here are some tips to keep some of these vacation effects at bay:
- Drink enough water (~120 oz/day)
- Eat nutrient dense foods
- Move (i.e. walking, yoga, swimming, etc.)
These are simple ways to help you stay on track while also not taking the fun out of vacation. Remember, you are supposed to enjoy and relax on vacation. If you stress about losing progress you are negating the point of the vacation. Enjoy yourself and try these simple steps to keep you feeling your best!