After the Vacation

After you come home from vacation, it’s a wonderful time to think about getting back on track with a life style that works.  Especially if you went off of your normal diet.  As I’ve aged, I’ve found it increasingly important to eat healthy.  I just don’t function as well if I don’t eat right.

Also if I don’t get adequate sleep, forget about it.  I regress and not to my sexy 45 year old self.  No we’re talking emotionally to the age of about 4. So what do I do to get back on track.

1) Go to to Sleep.  Yes sleep is super important.  My first goal is to be in bed before 10:00 PM.  That means I might have to shut off the electronics to really be able to relax my mind.  This can be difficult when there are big news going on or you’re putting together an amazing puzzle on line.

2) Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate…Now there are many ways to hydrate.  I choose to get back to the lemon water.  I have a lemon tree so I take full advantage of the lemons.  I slice them up in water in a pitcher and drink it up.  Also since I’m not feeling ideal yet, I’ve added a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to the lemon water and a half teaspoon raw local honey.  I love it.  It’s actually quite refreshing.

3)Eat foods that contain water:  think fruits and vegetables.  Salads, pineapple, strawberry, lettuce, celery, cucumber, radishes ( I think you get the idea).  This will help with the hydration and also help to do major damage control from vacation.

4)Do yoga, stretch, walk, dance, move, move, move.  If you were on a train for 20 hours, you are stiff as a 2 by 4.  And if there were people working on the train that require you to learn compassion and forgiveness, stretching can help to release the frustration.  Honestly I feel like I need to go to physical therapy after this vacation.  Live and learn, that’s all I can say.  I won’t be taking the train long distance anytime soon.

5)Stay home and relax and take care of things that need to be done.  It’s kind of boring but feels good to take care of stuff.

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