Summer is full of family fun, adventure, and time away from your kitchen and gym. Allow yourself to enjoy your vacation without completely going off the rails. It’s important to find the balance of embracing life while staying healthy. You’ve worked so hard to get where you are and you can have fun while still making good choices while traveling. Here are a few ways you can travel smarter and healthier this summer!
1. Continue to Snack
Don’t let your metabolism tank while you are busy exploring museums, lying on the beach, or riding that roller coaster!! Be sure to bring plenty of healthy treats when it is snack time or dinner is happening later than expected you will always be prepared.
Snacks that travel well:
• rice cakes
2. Be Active Wherever You Are
Is there a beach at your doorstep? A hike with spectacular views? Go explore! A lot of clients end up losing weight on vacation because they are on the go non-stop either hiking, paddle boarding, or walking on the beach. This list is endless! Make the workout happen and capitalize on getting your sweat on with a new view!
3. Get On-The-Go Workouts From Your Trainer
Let your trainer know when you will be gone, how much time you will have to workout, and what equipment you will have access to. Continue your routine even when on vacation! I’ve had clients go on cruises, to cabins, or stay in hotels and get at least 1-2 workouts in while they’re gone because they planned ahead. It’s easy for your trainer to text or email you a full routine. It’s better if done ahead of time so you can ask questions about the workout before you go!
4. Use What You Have
No gym? No Hikes? Body weight, a wall, and the floor are all you need to get a great workout!
Example Workout- Set a timer for 15:00 and complete as many rounds as possible:
• 1:00 plank
• 1:00 wall sit elbow touches
• 10 push-ups
• 20 wall triceps press
• 30 air squats
No matter where you’re off to this summer, we’re here to help! Part of making positive changes in your health is making an effort to fit healthy eating and exercise into your daily routine. At home and on the go, a healthy lifestyle and routine is possible. Let’s make this your healthiest summer yet!