When You’re On Vacation…
First things first.
You should NOT feel obligated to stick to your nutrition & exercise plan during vacation if you don’t want to.
You’re on vacation for a reason — to relax & unwind.
But still, there’s value to keeping a fitness routine going while you’re on vacation.
If you don’t want to feel bloated and tired after the first few days, or you don’t want to come back 15 pounds heavier than when you left, then here’s what I recommend doing.
1) Set Your Meals
Have a plan for how many meals you will have for the day.
For most people, this will be Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Chances are, your food choices won’t be the most fitness-friendly…
But when you have a plan for your meals, you are able to keep tabs on how much and how often you’re eating.
2) Set your Drinks
Again, you should enjoy yourself while you’re on vacation.
But if you make each day a game of “how much can I drink!?,” then you’ll be hungover and sick by day 3.
That’s why I recommend setting the number and type of drinks you can have each day of your vacation.
When I go on vacation, I’ll allow myself:
- 2 High Calorie Drinks (per day)
- 2-3 Glasses of wine/cocktails
3) Exercise MOST Days
Trust me, you want to do this.
Exercising out daily — whether it’s a full-blown workout or a 15-20 minute beach walk — will make you feel SO much better.
Plus, it’ll help get things moving downstairs, if you know what I’m talking about.
4) Every Day’s a New Day
You might go into a day of vacation with every intention to stick to your vacation strategies and completely blow it.
That’s okay, because you’re on vacation, remember.
Every day is a new day to get back to your strategies.