How to Recover From Vacation

Upon returning from a week at Myrtle Beach, I’m left with pondering, “How do I recover from this?”  Spending a week not having to worry about a thing is awesome.  For a week, I really didn’t pay attention to what I ate, what time I went to bed, what I didn’t….actually I didn’t worry about much of anything.  Actually the second day of vacation I was answering emails from my job and my boss sends me an email back that says, “it’s 83 degrees with zero  percent chance of rain in Myrtle Beach right now.  Get off your email and enjoy your vacation!”  Yes sir.  Btw, I have an awesome boss.  So back to the original question, how do you recover?  

Well tomorrow, I start hard again at my home gym.  Four weeks of intense lifting.  Four weeks of clean eating.  This time, I’m adding in cardio.  I realized that when I was working out with cardio, I had a zero percent chance of gaining any weight.  Maybe it’s my body type, maybe it’s because I was a marathon runner, but I could NOT gain weight if I did cardio.  So it’s time to throw it back in and see if I can use it to drop the BF percentage a few notches.  I’m also prescribing myself more protein.  At least three protein drinks a day.  I’m hoping this will keep me increasing muscle mass while dropping fat.  I want to aim for a slight calorie deficit.

At work, getting back in the zone requires total immersion.  Throw yourself back in the grind and do your thing.  I happen to love my job, my bosses, and my coworkers so this is fairly easy.  My job doesn’t require me to wake up early at the buttcrack of dawn, which is fantastic because I’m not a morning person.   So tomorrow starts TMI (Total Movie Immersion).  I work at a movie theater by the way.

The hardest part of the recovery process is the four year old.  This means going to bed at a reasonable time again.  This means that all the little things you let slide “because it’s vacation” no longer slide.  This means home cooked meals and actually staying home and doing things together.  I’m sure this will come in a few days.  I’ve noticed the fits to stay up longer have decreased the last two nights.  However, there are a few things that I hope stick from vacation.  The big thing is, whenever I ask my daughter to flex, she brings up her tiny little arms and goes “mmmmmmmmPOW!”  This is probably one of the funniest things I have ever witnessed and I love it.  

I don’t know if this blog even helped with ideas for recovery.  Maybe I’m still in “vacation mode” with my writing.  That too will recover. Until then….AROO!

  

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