Vacations are an amazing time to experience new adventures with family, see new places, and R-E-L-A-X. As I am finding out, vacations can also wreak havoc on your health routine if you don’t PLAN. Here are the tips that I will be following for the remainder of this vacation + my next (healthy) vacation – am I getting ahead of myself?
Just as you take time to PLAN your vacation activities, you must also make time to PLAN for your vacation meals.
Let your vacation help you achieve your health goals – NOT derail them!
Here are 3 easy FREE tips to make your vacation a health success.
1.) Find a Kitchen (or a Kitchenette)
If you can, book a hotel or room with a kitchen or a kitchenette. This allows you to prepare at least a few meals. You will likely eat better, healthier, & fresher – not to mention saving a few dollars eating out. If this isn’t an option, NO PROBLEM. There are still other ways!
2.) Plan at least ONE meal per day.
Whether you are eating out or dining in, plan to have at least 1 wholesome healthy meal. If you are eating out, this is as easy enough as a salad with dressing on the side. If you are prepping your own meal, this may be an egg white scramble. You can feel satisfied and have ample time to discover local eateries while still working towards your health goals.
3.) Do at least ONE physical activity per day.
There are SO many options, here… outdoor jog, local hike, long walk, swimming, water sports, etc. If none of these options are available for your vacation, there is always a local gym or the hotel gym.
We subscribe to the “Good, Better, Best” School of thought so even if you can only incorporate one of these tips on your next trip, YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK. Every step you take to better your health is a step in the right direction.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts and want to know where you are going on vacation next and if you accept this challenge. Let us know your vacation struggles in the comments below.
Live your WHOLE life!
Meg + Shannon