Summer is here and everyone is planning their vacations to get away from the everyday, myself included! We work so hard in our jobs, keeping our families afloat and trying to do healthy things for ourselves that we deserve a break! Eating healthy and exercising is tough work so I wanted to share some tips on how to enjoy yourself while away but not go off the rails.
Water. Agua. Eau.
The most important thing you can do for yourself is hydrate! Flying to your destination sucks the water from our bodies as does laying in the sun therefor keep water with you at all times. I recently bought myself a vacuum sealed water bottle that stays cold for 12 hours. Great to travel with and keeping near your lounge chair.
When In Rome…
Taking in the sites and culture of your destination is a great way to get some exercise. There can be a lot of walking involved so wear comfortable shoes. It’s also important to stop for some food and eat as the locals do. There’s no reason why you can’t indulge while on vacation but do so in moderation. Remember how far you’ve come and it’s not worth taking a step back.
Snacks Aren’t Just for Kids
Taxiing your kids around and errands can be exhausted and it’s probably tempting to stop at a fast food place to curb your cravings. Don’t do it! Carrying snacks with you is something we should do everyday. There are always snacks available in the airport, your hotel or convenience stores just read the labels and stay away from cakes, cookies and candy.
You deserve a vacation away from your daily schedule but it’s not an invitation to go buckwild with your diet. Remind yourself of how far you’ve come and don’t give up. Drink your water, get some exercise, enjoy the local food in moderation, pack your snacks and you’re set for success!
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