Returning home from vacation can often leave many people feeling like they need to exercise an extreme amount or consume a super restrictive diet in order to compensate for a holiday that may have involved more indulgent foods than normal, and perhaps little to no exercise.

But here at HUSTL we truly believe in balance, and therefore returning home after travelling does not mean you have to punish yourself! So we are here to provide you with tips and tools to help you feel your best as you gradually ease back into routine.

  • Let go of the negative self talk.
  • First stop; let go of the feelings of guilt and regret about what you have eaten or the lack of exercise you have done. Instead hold on to the amazing memories of your travels and stay positive about getting back into a routine, in a way that is both sustainable and enjoyable.

  • Plan your workouts.
  • Make a plan of the classes you aim to complete each week; if you have downloaded the HUSTL.ONLINE app, we have a weekly workout plan already scheduled for you - so if you are lacking in motivation all you need to do is put on your activewear, open the app and get moving. 

  • Write a shopping list and prepare meals in advance.
  • Make a list of all the meals & snacks you plan to make for the week ahead, so when you complete your weekly grocery shop it will give you more direction when shopping for fridge & pantry items. If you have the time to do so, aim to meal prep as much as you can in advance, whether that’s overnight oats for breakfast or protein rich snacks that you can easily grab & go throughout the day. If you are needing meal inspiration, check out our diverse recipe library

  • Factor in rest days.
  • If you try to go “too hard” with your diet & exercise, you won’t be setting yourself up with a sustainable or realistic routine. Instead, focus on creating habits that make you feel good, whether that is switching out one of your workouts for a yoga flow or morning meditation, or booking in for a sauna session to recover & relax.

  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Never underestimate the power of good quality sleep. It is common when travelling to experience late nights, disrupted sleep patterns and possible jet lag. Therefore a key step to feeling your best post-travel, is getting back on track with your sleep routine. Try to wind down an hour or two before you intend to go to sleep, and aim to allow yourself a good 7 - 8 hours to truly feel your best. We love listening to a meditation in the evening to help switch off and calm the mind. Check out Caitlin’s podcasts in the Meditation library.


    • Steph said:

      Love this! Although I’m reading it as someone who just gave birth. It’s almost the same! Taking my time to come back, not feeling guilty for taking the needed time off and not coming back too intense :)

      July 26, 2023

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