Summer travel is in full swing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle while you travel is tough.
Last week I came back from a 10 days trip to Israel. 10 days without my daily buRn routine. 10 days without my clean eating routine. Was I concerned I'll lose the progression I made in the past month? You bet I was.
Want to know how to stay healthy on vacation without turning it into a total buzzkill? I'll keep it short and simple.
Most vacation pounds are gained as a result of constant indulgence. Suddenly vacation becomes an excuse to treat yourself EVERY SINGLE MEAL. I get it, while on vacation we want to enjoy the richer tastes of life but doing so at every meal is not the smartest choice.
Every visit to Israel is a food challenge. You see, Israel is like a food mecca. There's a must eat dishes on every corner. How can you resist it?
I didn't say no to any of it, but I was sensible about how I went about trying everything. Portion control is a major key. Yes, I indulged, but I managed to keep it all in check by making smart choices through my vacation. Rather than indulging constantly I chose 1-2 meals each day where I allowed myself to eat things that are normally off-limits. Enjoying it with no guilt. At the other meals each day I kept things lean; Greens, veggies, proteins.
To be honest, my sneakers saw a daylight just once. No access to a gym, the heat and humidity didn’t help. I was simply not into working out, unless you count an hour golfing a workout. LOL. Was I happy with it? Hell no, but it is what it is. I am not encouraging you to follow my steps. Try to do some form of exercise. You don't have to follow your traditional workout routine. Your vacation activities can become your workout; hike, bike, swim.
Sometimes our best intentions go out the window when we are away and we don’t follow through with our healthy vacation plans. If you spent a relaxing, lazy vacation that’s ok. Now is the time to get over the laziness and bounced back to your fitness routine. Your time away has the potential to break your healthy habits. If you get back home and wait days before exercising again, it’s only going to get harder. You need to start exercising right away.