After my second croissant I thought a third would be excessive, so I had a pan chocolat…
Im writing this on the plane returning from a visit to the beautiful city of Rome. What a place!! I was only there for three days, the best advice I received before booking was to stay near the Pantheon. My flat was pretty central so you can easily walk to most places, not to mention The Pantheon itself which is spectacular! They say Rome owed its greatness in part to the competitive nature of its influential families and you certainly get a sense of that inside one of its amazing buildings.
Speaking of competition I’ve not exactly covered myself in glory regards maintaining a healthy diet over the last few days. In holiday mode, with the guard well and truly down, some very rich food and drink have been consumed. This tends to happen on holiday, right? A ‘decent’ breakfast so you’ve “got the energy to climb all those steps”. Luxurious lunch with a couple of glasses of wine, or a few beers to quench your thirst. Dinner needs no explanation!!
If it’s a short work trip I can schedule a session that keeps the momentum up: find a five or ten kilometre out and back running route, HIT (high intensity training) session in my hotel room, a swimming intervals session if they have a pool… If it’s a one or two week holiday I can do something similar. And I make sensible, balanced decisions when it comes to food. But if it’s a long weekend away it confounds me!?
So I’ve probably put on a couple of pounds, but that’s OK because “when in Rome, do as the Romans”. When we touch down at Heathrow we won’t be in Rome anymore and it’s time to get serious with training. Next week I’ll be doing an intensive 7 day fat shredding and clean eating programme to get back on track. I’ll post my body measurement stats tonight, post my training regime and food diary daily, and post my stats again at the end of the week to see what gives.
To be clear, prevention is better than a cure and there are many ways to,stay on top of things whilst on holiday (some of which I’ve posted above). It occurs to me that writing a post on maintaining holiday fitness might be a good idea?