Healthy On The Road :: Back At It

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Have you ever returned home from vacation and just felt “off.” Whether traveling on a multi-week itinerary or extended trip style = weekend, lots of people tell me that it takes them a couple weeks to feel normal again. This can be a pretty unsettling feeling, after all, wasn’t restoration and refreshment the whole point of getting away? It’s almost like our chilled-out vacation self is having a stand-off with our 9-to-5 self.

Don’t despair! These two sides of you can work it out, by…working out!

Jump Into It All cheesiness aside, I really believe this is the ABSOLUTE solution: jump back into your workout routine {or get started on one} as soon as you possibly can when you return. Trip Styler’s editor-in-chief, Trish, is no stranger to challenging the post-trip fog; she feels that it’s mission critical to get back into her workout routine within one- to two- days of arriving home.

ASAP On that first workout back, go easy on yourself. Movement should be the goal, not your most intense workout of the year. And try to do something outside, there’s nothing like fresh air and natural light to bring your senses back in order. If you’re a runner, head out for a 20-minute jog. If you’re a walker, pick the most scenic route possible, listen to some great tunes, and maybe even pick up a not-too-sweet latte on the way!

Coaxing yourself back to your healthiest reality tout de suite will kick you out of the post-trip slump and motivate you to ramp it up in the days ahead.

{When she’s not training clients or being trained by her dog Zuzu, Leah writes Healthy on the Road, published the first Thursday of every month.}

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[photo by @tripstyler, taken on a post-trip morning run]