Recovering From Vacation – Getting Back Into Gear

Recovering From Vacation - Getting Back Into Gear

You’ve just gone on a nice relaxing vacation. You’ve given your body and mind time to rest. But now you’re home and it’s time to get back to your routine. It can be tough to find motivation to get back in the habit because you don’t want to work out or you don’t want your body to hurt. Here are some tips to help you moving again.

But I don’t want to go back!

Just like work, not wanting to go back may be the first thought on your mind and possibly the hardest to overcome. The best thing you can do to get past your mental block is to check in with yourself and look into your goals. You can use them to motivate yourself to get going again. If you let yourself take too long of a break, it can be a slippery slope back to inactivity. Vacations are great to give your muscles a break, but you want to make sure you don’t lose the progress you’ve already made.

But I don’t want to hurt!

This is a lot easier to avoid than you think. Make your first few workouts light. Let your body gradually build back up to where you were before. You don’t have to move mountains on your first day back. That way you’ll find it a lot easier to want to work out instead of dreading the pain you think you’ll encounter. Focus on making your weekly routine a habit. Starting with lighter workouts will allow your body to adapt smoother.

You CAN do it!

This can be the best time to ramp up your fitness. Your body has had some time to recover fully and once you are past the light starter workouts, you will be able to push even harder with your renewed sense of energy. By channeling this energy, combined with your modified goals, new motivation, and recovered body, you CAN make a lot happen.


To help you get started, I would be happy to work with you and build you a program for the coming months. We can look into your goals and where you’re at now to help you get the best start.

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Curt Minter Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Clubs

Written by Curt Minter, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club – North Shore and Elite Sports Club – River Glen.

Curt has a B.S. in Health and Human Performance from UW Platteville, is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and American Sports and Fitness Association Cycling Instructor. He specializes in Balance, Strength, Endurance, Weight Management, Fitness Event Preparation, Energizing and Enjoyable Fitness, and Health & Wellness Guidance. Curt lives by the philosophy of “Every Journey Starts With A Single Step.” – Lao Tze. And he believes that no matter where you are in your life it is never too late for a healthy start.

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