This week the @ado_fitness trainers will be addressing topics/questions that we get asked a lot about. This week coach @meagankunisch explains ways you can stay on track while on vacation!
Vacation is something we all enjoy! Let’s face it, there will come a time when you will be working towards your health and fitness goals WHILE enjoying yourself on vacation. So, what are some of the best ways to have fun on vacation AND stay on track?
Be PREPARED. Create a list and shop for the foods you need to take with you to help you stay on track or order pre prepped meals to have delivered to you! Also, schedule a few workouts for yourself. They don’t have to be anything extreme. It could be a jog/walk on the beach, a 30 minute circuit in the hotel gym or a banded workout in your hotel room. Just get moving and get active since most of the time your activity level might be lower than normal while catching up on some much needed R&R on vaca. Being prepared and thinking ahead is crucial for you to stay on track away from home.
Continue with your typical MORNING ROUTINE. I have found that whenever my morning routine is thrown off my whole day is. So, the best way to still feel like you are on track while on vacation is to continue with your normal morning routine the best you can. Take your vitamins, drink your protein shake, read a book, meditate, etc. .
PLAN AHEAD for dining out at restaurants. One of the best parts about vacation is enjoying the delicious local fare. This is typically one of the most challenging parts to vacationing and staying on track. What do I do? I highly recommend that people pull up the menu for the restaurant they plan on going to and find options that work best for their goals. Here’s my advice: choose whole food options like a lean protein source such as white fish or chicken breast, choose 1-2 sides of steamed/grilled veggies, and if the restaurant has a good carbohydrate option choose that! You do NOT need to restrict yourself and that’s really the beauty of IIFYM. You can make almost anything fit into your day. Also, almost all restaurants cook their food with A LOT of oil or butter so always plan for your meals, when dining out, to