I’ve been back from my long weekend away at Ponca State Park for two days, but I’m still in vacation mode.
I always struggle with getting back into a routine after going on a trip. After three and a half days of staying up later than usual, waking up later than usual, not cooking my own meals, eating more sweets (s’mores!) than usual and drinking every day, going back to real life has been a challenge.
I came home to an empty fridge, I didn’t feel like cooking and I made poor eating choices. I had leftover strawberry-rhubarb crumble for breakfast and chips for lunch yesterday. This is what happens when I don’t plan! Also, my sleep cycle is off and my energy is low, so I ended up skipping my morning workout today.
I’m not feeling so hot. But I woke up this morning (after hitting snooze and skipping CrossFit) and realized that if I don’t get back to my routine, these bad choices will become bad habits.
I believe it’s important to get back on track as soon as possible after a vacation. Otherwise, you will continue to be in vacation-mode for weeks. I don’t want to reverse all the hard work I’ve done over the past few months! So I’m getting out of vacation mode today and getting back to my healthy routine!
If you took a trip during the long weekend or just indulged too much on Memorial Day, use these tips to get back on track today.