Getting into routine after a bank holiday weekend is always tough, especially when you have so many temptations around the house after easter. Coming up over the next two months there are many long weekends which we all love to have! but we want you to be prepared to stay on track with your goals and don’t undo all of your hard work with a lack of consistency and routine.
So here is one of our trainers top tips to keep routine, keep goals in the forefront of your mind and most importantly enjoy balance!
1- Plan to take part in a workout atleast once over the bank holiday weekends – this should be some kind of exercise that you enjoy – Because lets face it, if you hate it or dread it, then you are likely to avoid it and use a bank holiday as a perfect excuse to give it a miss. So book yourself in for a bootcamp, plan to go along to a park run, or get a home hiit workout done alone or with a friend
2 – Schedule in a long walk or two with friends and family, whether this be after a big family lunch out or if its in the morning after a big night out with friends – then get some fresh air, grab a coffee and make up those steps. Because remember it isn’t always about the hour in the gym, its mostly about the other 23 hours of the day and keeping up your NEAT activities.
3 – Look at your plate of food and fill your plate with protein rich food and lots of colour! Given that most beige food is low in nutrients and often high in carbs and fats, the more colourful your plate, the more nutrients you are giving your body and the fuller you will feel.
4 – Don’t beat yourself up! If you end up having a few more drinks than what you planned to, or you eat takeaway when you told yourself you wouldn’t, remind yourself – this is not the end of the world and you can get straight back to normal with lots of nutrients instead!
The more you beat yourself up, the more likely you are to have a negative mindset moving forward into the next day, so put it behind you, you are only human and think about how to fuel your day tomorrow instead.
So next bank holiday weekend we have, get a plan together and enjoy the time off work, but keep a positive mindset and your goals in sight!