If there’s one thing in Winter that’s sure to get everyone excited, it’s a holiday following the sun . With the prospect of travelling where the warm rays, golden sands and good times are waiting, a holiday provides a welcome break from reality. However whats good for the mind may not be so good for the body, and a fortnight of cocktails and super-sized portions can make an impact fast!
Thankfully, there’s a way to have fun without ruining all your hard work leading up to the big trip abroad. The trick is to PLAN AHEAD. Long before you pack your suit-case and reach for your passport, your holiday prep begins. Don’t leave it to the last minute!
Getting fit for an up-coming holiday isn’t about looking great in a bikini (even though its high on the list) – it’s about common sense. Exercising regularly in the weeks leading up to it won’t just shed excess weight, it’ll also get you into a healthy, active routine. If you’ve been leading a sedentary life in the run-up to your holiday, you’re probably not going to break out of that rut once you catch sight of the deck chairs by the pool. However, if you’re arriving off the back of a consistent fitness regime, you’ll be far more inclined to keep up the good work while abroad, even if it’s not at the same intensity.
Pack SMART – Aside from the usual travel docs, hair dryer adapter, Vixen cap and your new bikini, there are 3 fitness essentials you should take on your next trip. The first is Athletix LEAN. To ensure you’re looking your leanest, start taking this natural fat burner leading up to jetting off, around the same time that you’re ramping up your training. Pack another bottle for your holiday; each dose you take will keep you energised and mindful of your commitment to fitness.
The second travel essential is Athltix WHEY Protein Powder. You might not be able to make it to the gym while abroad, but regular protein shakes will help to maintain lean muscle mass and preserve your hard-earned work. It’ll also prevent you from snacking on chocolate, chips and other naughties which may be the only options at hand when you’re away from home. Packed to the brim with goodness, a tub of Athletix Whey will fit into your suitcase and fit with your healthy lifestyle or portion half into a smaller plastic tub to take away.
The third and final holiday essential is your iphone pre-loaded with video workouts I have created just for times like this! Head to our SHOP PAGE and choose from a variety of 30 day challenges you can break down into 3 separate workouts or combine together for a 30 day workout sequence. It’s not like you were planning to leave your phone at home anyway! These video workouts will provide you with short, fat-burning workouts that you can perform on the beach, in your hotel room or wherever your trip may take you.
But most importantly have a great time but don’t have it all. When you arrive at your destination, your first impulse will probably be to get stuck in to the local food and drinks. There’s nothing wrong with that, but try not to over eat in excitement. Practice self control and you’ll feel much better for it. In addition, make a point of drinking water throughout the day. This will keep you hydrated and lessen your inclination to snack. A little sunshine and a dash of self-control go a long way. Take care of yourself abroad and you’ll return home feeling refreshed and looking better than ever.