The first day or two back after a vacation or holiday is always the hardest. Or really, any span of time that includes an abnormal amount of traveling.
Your eating schedule is off. Your meals are different. Your sleep habits are out of whack. Your workouts- did they even happen?
Which is totally fine. And encouraged.
That’s what vacation/holidays are for. Relaxing. Doing something new. Not stressing out.
But after 16(ish) hours of sitting in my car just driving… and consuming half a pecan pie on my own at the ‘rents house (did I not mention that?)… and eating candy at all hours of the day (yes, this includes dessert after breakfast), I’m ready to get back to normalcy.
One of the first things I did once returning back home, was to stock up at the grocery store.
Because, as mentioned yesterday, green is important in my life.
And speaking of, zucchini has not been a part of it in far too long. We corrected that last night with my entire dinner consisting of mostly vegetables.
Well deserved after a long cardio session. I didn’t mean to spend the entire time on the elliptical (45 minutes), but the downward swing in temps has all of us Chicago kids running back indoors to play. And people must have had the same kind of holiday weekend I did. Because the place was packed. And I wasn’t about to gamble the chance of losing a machine in hopes of finding a different one.
I don’t like to gamble. Ironic, being as how much I love Vegas.
When eating mostly vegetables through the day, it’s important to make a conscious attempt to also have plenty of protein at some point in the day. Especially when working out. Obviously.
Vegetables have some on their own. But for what they lacked, I made up for it by adding it to breakfast.
Any excuse for peanut butter.
You need healthy fats, too, ya know…
Sigh. Some things never change.
Because I’m curious (no really, I am and I’m not just saying that), what’s the first thing you do to get back to normal after a holiday weekend?