Being on holiday can take a toll on your physique, and we all know it too well. If you’ve been visiting your friends and family, and especially now after Thanksgiving, the chances of you indulging in a bit more delicious and unhealthy food than the usual are quite high. So, what happens when you get back home and try to get back in shape? What methods can you use?
One of the first mistakes that most people make when it comes to getting back to their workout and dieting routine is that they try to take it all a bit too fast. The world isn’t going to end tomorrow just because you had some fried chicken. If you do want to make sure that you set some healthy habits, we recommend sticking to at least some of your exercise routine even when you’re out of town and on holiday.
Take this example. If you own a Wavemaster punching bag or one from any other brand, for that matter, and use it at least four times a week for a minimum of twenty minutes, you might not have the same opportunity when you visit your family. While it doesn’t use the same muscles like boxing, running is a good exercise you can make sure you stick to whenever you’re out of town.
Another tip that we can give you is to do your homework on calisthenics. The neat thing about this type of workout is that it virtually requires no equipment at all. You do need a pair of quality gloves, though, if you want to make sure that your hands are in the same shape at the end of your workout. Calisthenics is actually based on your own weight and your body’s capability to work out on its own, without the use of any dumbbells, kettlebells, punching bags, or anything else. In some respects, it resembles pilates, at least from this point of view involving the lack of equipment.
Part of your ‘getting back in shape’ program has to heavily rely on your diet, too. One thing that we do recommend is steering clear of new and popular diets that promise to get you rid of twenty pounds in a week. Not only will that not happen, but it will also likely be anything but unhealthy. Cutting down on your calorie intake is one way to go about it, but just make sure you don’t get rid of some of the essential nutrients that have to be found in your diet plan.
If you ever feel hungry and don’t know what you’re supposed to munch on, just make a simple salad. If you’re really ravenous, you can add one half of an avocado to that, or maybe an entire one depending on your normal caloric intake and whether you’re male or female. Other raw foods you can eat without worrying about the calories are cucumbers, tomatoes, some specific types of seeds and nuts, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, and a variety of others. As you can see, we left out the fruit, and that’s because many types of fruit contain a lot of sugar.