'tis the season for vacations and relaxation.
Now, I am all about taking a mental and physical break when you go on vacations, because YOLO. Breaks from your workout routine and/or tracking your food is good for you. It increases your compliance. YAY.👏🏻
However... here are a few things that happen during these little vacays:
⏰Lack of routine
🌎Sometimes, different time zones
🧳Vacation stress (the stress of packing, laundry, pets, kids, cleaning, transportation, airports, parking, layovers, settling in, packing up to go home and going through that terrible period of easing back into reality. We've all said it before "I need a vacation from my vacation" and last but not least, using the bathroom out of the comfort of your own home)
What do all of these things contribute to😬👉🏻wacky/irregular digestion... you know I'm right.
SO, here are my secrets to keep things running smoothly while you get lost in paradise:
💧WATER, always always have a water bottle. Make sure your hotel room is stocked with bottles, keep one on the bedside table so you can chug one first thing every morning. When you go out, always order water (even if it is in addition to other drinks). If you're drinking the alcohol, set a goal/limit for yourself so it's still enjoyable AND rememberable. 🚶🏽♂️STEPS, you deserve to relax but let's not become a complete couch potato. Walk anywhere you can, any chance you get. Take the stairs, park far away, take a long walk every day. A body in motion stays in motion.
😴SLEEP, you are going to be out and about living that social life. We get it. But still try to clock in 7+ hours/night. That way you can do all the fun things again tomorrow. Comfy bed, cold, dark, and quiet room, consistent sleep/wake times if possible, you got this.
🌟HELL YAH, then its a no thanks I'll pass. If it is really heavenly deliciously worth it, you will never leave feeling guilty. **all of these little things also make that dreaded transition back to reality a little less daunting😉
How do you stay cool while on vacay?
Happy warm weather😎