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icon Sep 06, 2023 - Think Shaw

Getting Back on Track: Rebooting Your Fitness Routine After Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are a time to relax, unwind, and enjoy life to the fullest. It is the season of beach trips, BBQs, ice cream cones, and maybe a few too many cocktails. While indulging and taking a break from your regular fitness routine is important, getting back on track afterward can sometimes be challenging. But do not worry; we are here to help you navigate the transition and rekindle your motivation to embrace a healthier lifestyle post-summer.

Here are 6 key things to keep in mind when transitioning back into your daily routine post summer break:

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1.) Be Kind to Yourself

This is the first and most important tip of them all. Be kind to yourself! You may have overindulged over the summer, you may have gained weight, lost strength but do not get yourself down by focusing on the negatives. We all need to let loose and live a little once in a while, rid yourself of any guilt you may be feeling about whatever ‘setbacks’ you are experiencing. Do not be too hard on yourself.

The key thing is that you are committed to living a healthier lifestyle in the long-term and that you are going to get yourself back on the saddle and begin progressing again. The very fact you are reading this blog is proof enough you are on the right track. Keep your goals in mind and stay positive.

2.) Set Clear Goals

As you return from your summer escapades, take some time to reflect on your fitness goals. Whether it is shedding a few pounds, increasing muscle mass, or simply feeling more energetic, having clear objectives will help you stay motivated and focused. Write down your goals, both short-term and long-term, and be specific about what you want to achieve.

3.) Start Slow and Steady

One of the biggest mistakes people make when resuming their fitness routine after a break is trying to do too much too soon. Your body may not be as conditioned as it was before, so it is essential to ease back into your workouts. Begin with lighter workouts and gradually increase the intensity and duration as your strength and endurance return.

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4.) Create a Realistic Schedule

Life can get busy after the holidays, so it is crucial to establish a workout schedule that is sustainable. Be realistic about the time you can dedicate to exercise and plan your workouts accordingly. Consistency is key, so even if you can only commit to a few days a week initially, that is perfectly fine.

5.) Mix It Up

Boredom is a common reason people fall off the fitness wagon, so keep things interesting by varying your workouts. Try different types of exercises, from cardio and strength training to yoga and swimming. Not only will this prevent monotony, but it will also challenge your body in new ways.

6.) Track Your Progress

Documenting your progress can be incredibly motivating. Take regular photos, keep a workout journal, or use fitness apps to track your achievements. Celebrate small victories along the way to help you stay motivated. Even if you have gained weight over the summer, documenting this will let you see how you progress and you watch yourself get back into the shape you were in before the break and push yourself beyond that to new heights. If you do not track, you are essentially working blind and will not be able to tell if you have made any progress or not which can kill your drive and motivation.


Getting back into a fitness routine after the summer holidays can be a challenging but a rewarding endeavour. Remember to be patient with yourself, set clear goals with a realistic plan. Go forward with a positive mindset and take that first step which will reignite your motivation and push you to achieve your fitness aspirations. Embrace the journey, stay consistent, and remember that every small step forward brings you closer to reaching your goals and living the life you want to live in the way you want to live it!

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