Tips for Seamless Weeks After Traveling Weekends

It's my absolute favorite time of year.  It's HOT (I LOVE the heat!) and everyone is zipping around on weekends - especially me.

My hubby and I are traveling throughout most of July - upstate New York, Atlanta (any recommendations for things to do?), and Nashville - and I'm hoping to be firmly planted on the beach through much of August.

As much as I love weekend getaways, they used to kind of stress me out...  weekends are the time when I tend to get all my "house" stuff done and run errands and generally make sure my weeks are seamless.  So, what's a girl to do when her weekend is spent galavanting around?  (tough life I know)

Well, I've got a system down now and it makes transitioning back to real life seriously easy, breezy. You like easy, right?

Here's what I do:


  • Do a quick house cleaning (including your fridge)
  • Wash, dry, and put away 1 load of "can't live without" laundry
  • Outsource, outsource, outsource - What can you have delivered or done for you?  This week I had my groceries delivered (no extra charge!), I'll be scheduling a house cleaning in July, and might even look into a laundry service.


  • NADA!  Enjoy your time away.  You've earned it!


  • Before you do anything else, when you get home, invest in at least 30 minutes of exercise.  I love yoga after a long flight or car ride, but a walk or run will work too.  Note: don't bother with hitting the gym unless you've got lots of time!  Search youtube for workout ideas if needed!
  • Eat a big salad with dark leafy greens for dinner and drink LOTS of water (at least 60 ounces)
  • Spend 1 hour max prepping for your work week - make a healthy lunch for Monday, food prep, fill out your weekly planner...
  • Get to bed extra early, so you can wake up refreshed

As you can tell, I do most of my "work" when I get back on Sunday night, but you can easily squeeze some of that stuff in beforehand, too.

So, where you off to????