True story: I haven’t gone grocery shopping this week. I know I know, "the week after a vacation is a critical one and getting back into the groove is incredibly important," but what happens if you just almost can’t?
We arrived home on Sunday after a long stop-and-go 5 ½ hour drive, and I was exhausted. Were my sleeping patterns totally out of whack? Probably. Was my blood sugar all over the map? Probably that, too. Would I change any of it? Nah. Our fridge wasn’t in terrible shape, and I had already written out a meal plan, but here’s what it sort of looked like…
Monday, barre after work.
Tuesday, spine doctor.
Wednesday, helping family.
Shit. I wouldn’t even be home to cook anything. So I knew grocery shopping definitely wasn’t in the cards for me. I knew all I could do was prep some protein and purchase a few salads the whole week…
Well, now it’s Friday and I find myself still exhausted, and wishing I had taken more of a break for myself post-vacation. So often, we joke that we need a vacation from the vacation. And that is so true. While was able to eat lean, clean, and green all week, remembered all my supplements, AND made every one of my spin classes, I’m exhausted from just not being home. Looking back on my schedule, I should have thought about moving my doctor’s appointments around and skipping my barre class on Monday. It was just too much. The point is, don’t kill yourself to get too back on track after a vacation the week after, and be careful with appointments and commitments after work. You will get back on track, I promise. Ease back into the workweek and give yourself a solid 5 days to recoup. If it involves home-cooked meals, great. If not, make smart choices.
Once 5:30 p.m. hits today, I’m going straight home after work—and I’m not gonna do a damn thing.