So, it’s that time of year again! Summer holidays!! We’ve all spent months desperatly trying to cut out junk food and hitting the gym every day to get fit and get that summer body that we all want. But as soon we reach that all important holiday, we just let go and all of our hard work goes down the toilet!
Don’t get me wrong, your summer holidays are for relaxing and ejoying yourselves, but does that mean we sacrifice all of our hard work? Here are 5 summer holiday tips to stay fit and keep that body you have worked so hard for.
1 – Plan good nutrious snacks – Make some homemade protein bars, fruit and veg sticks and hummus, nuts and
non-processed meats. When on holiday we tend to go for the cakes and pasties, preparing healthy snacks will make a huge difference to your waisteline while you’re away.
2 – Stay hydrated – Drink plenty of water, staying hydrated is very important, especially if you’re travelling to hotter climates. Choose smoothies and fruit and vegetable juices (if available) to help, and avoid any fizzy drinks.
3 – Be flexible with exercise – You may not be able to continue with your usual fitness routine, but squeeze in short sessions in where you can. Find a spot and do a 15 minute Yoga session or HIIT session, if possible take small weights and a yoga mat. Instead of lazing around on the sunbed for the entire holiday, add in a few activity’s or excursions.
4 -Choose healthy meals – It’s easy to go crazy at the buffet table, but make sure you eat a healthy balance of meat/fish, fruit and vegetables. You don’t need to be 100%, have some treats too but everything in moderation.
5 – Remember you are on holiday, and we all need to relax, so do what you can and again, everything in moderation will help you keep that body you’ve been training for before you’re summer holiday began.
Enjoy the summer everyone!