Vacation season is upon us! Whether you’re looking forward to sitting on the beach, strolling city streets, or planning a stay-cation in your own town, tis the season to enjoy time off and sunny skies. There ain’t nothing wrong with taking a little break, but let’s be careful not to turn that week-long vacation into a week-long binge. Many times vacation means gorging yourself at the buffet and skipping out on workouts. We don’t always mean to, but it happens. While having fun and enjoying yourself on vacation is obviously the most important thing, we don’t want all your hard work to experience a setback! Because vacations can be fun AND fit.
5 Ways To Stay Fit on Vacation
1. Keep It Moving
Sometimes we get so busy having fun on vacation that we don’t have time to workout! Or… we just don’t feel like it. But just because you can’t make it to the gym doesn’t mean you have to lounge around all day- enjoy a nature hike, explore city areas on foot, rent a bike and ride along the coast, and so much more. There are plenty of active options that will enhance your vacation experience without missing out on any of the fun stuff! Kayaking, Stand Up paddleboarding, and swimming are all fun exercises- you won’t even realize you’re working out!
2. Bring Nutrition With You
Delicious though it may be, the continental breakfast at the hotel doesn’t always have the best options when it comes to nutritious foods. Bypass the carb-heavy bagels and fat-soaked potatoes and opt for ZIG Portable Protein, a just-add-water protein shake that you can easily pack in your suitcase. With pre-portioned scoops of 20 grams of premium whey protein powder in each pouch, there’s no mess and no excuse! ZIG goes where you go. Take it on a hike, out to the beach, or anywhere! Other portable healthy snack options – fruit, nuts and protein bars (find a brand whose ingredients you’re comfortable with).
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3. Lighten Up Local Fare
Especially during Spring and Summer, local produce is flourishing and fruits and veggies have never tasted better. Nosh on tropical favorites like pineapple and coconut and feast on summer salads. Limit sugary drinks and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Limit sugary desserts and too much alcohol, but instead enjoy plenty of delicious meals that will satisfy you.
4. Balance It Out
If you’re going to Italy, you gotta eat some pasta. It would just be wrong not to. If you know you’ll be chowing down on some heavier fare for dinner, keep things light for breakfast and lunch, and vice versa. A protein shake and a banana for breakfast is a perfect way to balance out a heavier meal at dinner. It’s all about balance, enjoying your trip, and enjoying life in general. Eat until you’re full and then stop. Enjoy the tastes of your vacation just like everything else – in moderation. Aim to eat the same amount of food that you would at home to keep your body in balance.
5. No Guilt Allowed
You are on vacation. So take a vacation! Don’t let a few indulgent meals bring your attitude down, and don’t feel guilty if you aren’t able to squeeze in a workout. Take in your surroundings, do what you can and know that when you get back home it’s back to your normal routine. Wake up with a mindset that allows you to take full advantage of your time away and savor every moment. Your dedication to fitness thus far has kept you healthy enough to go out and enjoy an amazing vacation, so get out there and enjoy it!
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