01/8Here's how to get back into the gym after a relaxing holiday

Here's how to get back into the gym after a relaxing holiday

You've just come back from a relaxing vacation when you realise it's time to get back into gear, and that includes hitting the gym. Staying in shape can be work for most of us, but getting your fitness mojo back after a holiday can be brutal. Let's face it: Who wants to get out of holiday mode? It takes work, time and effort to get back into the swing of things. Here's how to get back into the gym after a relaxing holiday.

by Darielle Britto
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02/8Use an app

Use an app

Download a fitness app and schedule workout appointments. This will help you create a mindset where you think of the appointments like doctor's appointments or other important appointments that are unmissable. It'll help you get back on track in no time.

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03/8Ask someone to workout with you

Ask someone to workout with you

More often than not, we feel too lazy or bored to go opt for a workout session by ourselves. This is why it's best to ask a buddy to accompany you at least initially so that you have someone to talk to as you workout. This will motivate you to stick to your routines.

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04/8Don't over-schedule

Don't over-schedule

If you have too many things planned on one day, it's alright not to work out on that day. Over-scheduling things and overdoing them will bring you no benefit. In case this is turning into a habit though, try to work out through other methods like walking while talking on the phone or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

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05/8Pay attention to what your body needs

Pay attention to what your body needs

Listen to your body to find out what it needs. Is there a certain activity you missed doing. Maybe you need yoga in your life or want to pick up a fun beach activity like surfing."Knowing what you're shooting for and having a path to get there will set you up for success," Kourtney A. Thomas, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, told a news portal.

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06/8Take baby steps

Take baby steps

An hour at the gym might have been easy-peasy before you left for your vacation. But now the thought of a few minutes in there is making you feel tired. That is totally normal. You have to build your body back up slowly to where you were. "As you ease back into your routine, don't worry too much about getting back to where you left off," Kourtney A. Thomas, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, told a news portal.Dedicating even 10 minutes to a workout can be extremely beneficial.

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07/8Take things slow

Take things slow

Chances are you probably didn't squeeze in any time for a workout while you were on holiday. That is why it's important to take thing really slow. Avoid intense and gruelling workouts if you are not up to it. "It might be tempting to pick up right where you left off, but you'll likely feel better, stronger and less overwhelmed if you ramp up instead," Kourtney A. Thomas, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, told a news portal. Adding, "By easing back into things, you'll be at full tilt in no time, with a lot less fatigue."

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08/8Plan your workout

Plan your workout

Get your planner out and pick a day and time to do your workouts. You are more likely to stick to a routine with a set intention than if you just leave it up in the air. "While there's nothing magical about it, sometimes picking a Monday, or whatever day, just feels easier," Kourtney A. Thomas, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, told a news portal. This simple technique can help you form a routine.

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