After all the parties, eating and drinking over the Christmas holidays it can be hard to shake off that lethargic feeling but never fear! Here’s some simple steps we feel can help pick you up and get you going again:
- Exercise (yes, painful initially but sooo worth it)
Often our exercise routine goes out the window over the holidays. Start off easy but do this as soon as possible – whether that’s getting back in the gym, going to a class or even a brisk walk. It’s important to ease yourself back in and avoid doing do much too fast – this is not sustainable. Build up slowly.
- Food choice
Choose foods that are digested slowly and release energy at a steady pace for example whole grain bread, oats and most vegetables. This can help improve your mood and energy levels.
- Catch up on sleep
Over the festive season the body is out of its regular sleeping routine with the impact of late nights. Catching up on sleeping is also important because it gives your body a chance to rebuild and recover – you’ll need this when you start training again.
- Set goals for the year ahead
Set realistic and achievable goals. Decide what you want to achieve for 2018 and write it down. We think a Quest Adventure Race is a great goal to set whether it’s your first one or you’re going to try a new location or distance. It’s all about your personal goals and setting-out to smash them! If you do decide to do Quest event we have 12-week and 8-week training plans to help you on your way.
- Plan a Trip
It’s always great to have something to look forward to and a weekend full of activities with mates is a great plan to put in place. This will keep you focused on training and looking forward to a weekend away with friends. You can build this around an event or just going somewhere where there’s lots to do – either way you’ll be getting fit whilst having fun (and that’s what we’re all about!).