You have been training hard, eating lots of real food, feeling great and achieving the results you have been aiming for. Then you realise you are going away on holidays for the next couple of weeks. Will this mean all of your good work will go to waste?
Eat good sources of protein, carbohydrates and fats in your main meals:
When you are on holiday you want to enjoy some foods you don’t normally have, some ice cream, alcohol, chocolate etc. The key is making sure that you are fuelling your body properly in the rest of your meals and keeping the bad options to just treats. The mistake people make is just eating anything because they are on holiday and finding it hard to come back to the gym after their trip.
Make training work in with your holiday:
The best way to make sure you keep training when away is to incorperate it into things you would be doing anyway. If you are going down to the pool, take your training gear and go to hotel gym for 30mins before and then you will be ready to jump straight in the pool. If you are going to the beach for the day, go for a swim and do some squats and push ups on the sand. If training doesn’t feel invasive on your relaxing time you will be more inclined to do it!
Keep active and lift something every other day:
When visiting new places you tend to do a lot of walking and moving around anyway, so this is a good thing. Try and stay as active as possible on your holiday. The hardest part is keeping your strength up, so try every 2nd day to lift something heavy. Whether you can find a gym and lift some barbells, dumbells, kettlebells etc or do some bodyweight exercises in the park or your hotel room.
With these simple tips you can enjoy your holiday and also keep healthy and you find it is not so hard to come back to the gym after a trip away!