Is it possible to go on vacation and maintain your healthy lifestyle? I am setting out to prove it is not only possible, but easy and still enjoyable. I plan to allow myself a couple of indulgences, it is vacation after all, but for the most part I plan to stick to my healthy eating and exercising lifestyle.
My vacation officially started on Sunday night. Holiday or no holiday, Sunday is usually the day I have my weekly indulgence meal. We call it Sunday Funday. After following a pretty strict diet all week, Sunday is the day we loosen up a bit. We like to sit on an outdoor patio for lunch, eat chips and queso and drink a beer or two. I generally eat something relatively healthy, today I had two grilled fish tacos on soft corn tortillas, and I let the tortilla chips and beer be my indulgence. I like to have my "bad" meal at lunchtime, because I feel like I have the whole rest of the day to burn it off. I go back to eating healthy for Sunday dinner. Hubby and I had our own little cook-out for Memorial day eve. I had shrimp and pineapple on the grill and a glass of red wine.
grilled shrimp & pineapple yum-o
me enjoying my skewer and Candy hoping I drop something
I am pretty excited. I am off work on Memorial Day, I have to work a 1/2 day on Tuesday and then Wednesday morning I am going to Los Angeles to see an old friend (let me rephrase that: a long-time-youthful-friend) and to see Jack White in concert. Hubby is staying home to hold down the fort and build a skateboard ramp, but that is a blog for another day.
I will only be out of town for three days. My goal is to workout at least a little bit everyday and eat healthy most of the time. I planned my workout schedule so that on Wednesday, the day I am traveling, it will be my rest day. I just need to squeeze in my daily one mile walk . On the beach? Yeah, that will be rough.
I plan to eat sushi (my favorite indulgence) while I am there and have one other cheat meal. I am packing snacks for the plane, protein powder for breakfasts and plan to hit the grocery store once I arrive for some essentials like fruit and La Croix .
As far as exercise, besides my daily mile on Wednesday and daily planks, I am planning on running 2.5 to 3 miles on Thursday and Friday morning and squeezing in at least one quick strength training workout. Maybe some variation of this workout I found on Pinterest .