This has been a really fun vacation! One of my personal goals during this trip is to keep my healthy goals in mind. I want to be able to indulge but not go cRaZy… I am so glad that we have a full kitchen and the ability to prepare meals “at home.” I’m thankful that we were able to get to a grocery store and stock up on lots of healthy options. I was reading some tips in a Weight Watchers article and thought I would share….
I picked out the ones that apply to me and our destination…
Keep active. Instead of watching television all afternoon in your room, take a brisk walk around the hotel or jog on the beach. If it’s raining, spend the day walking around the local mall. “Some hotels offer trail maps of their property or the surrounding area,” says Wendy Large, manager of Med Central Health and Fitness Center in Mansfield, Ohio. “You might be able to find running or hiking trails.”
Try to find a hotel that offers rooms with kitchenettes. That way you can cook some of your meals and have more control over what you eat.
Remember: There’s more to vacationing than food. If you go to Paris, for example, you’re going to want to enjoy the exquisite cuisine, but make sure meals don’t become the main attraction.
Make sure you have a high protein, low-fat breakfast each morning. “Protein-laden things like lean ham or eggs are good because they will carry you longer so you’re not hungry right away,” says Susan Allen, RD, CCN, in private practice near Chicago. “That’s much better than the continental breakfast most hotels will offer.”
Keep healthy snacks on you at all times so you’re not tempted to duck into the nearest fast food joint while you’re out sightseeing. “Carry things like protein bars and such so you’re never waiting too long to get to the next meal,” Allen says.
The Burpee Challenge has been a great way to get in a little exercise each day. With the road trip and extra traveling, I haven’t had access to a gym everyday so the burpees have been a great way to get the heart pumping!
So, yesterday morning, while laying in my cozy warm bed, I checked the weather… Brrrrr!
We had plans to go sledding with the kids. I don’t know if we are experiencing “altitude sickness” or what…. but 3 out of the 4 members of my little family have not been feeling 100%. Ty decided to skip out on the sledding so he could relax and try to get to feeling better before Christmas day. I really started feeling bad once we got to the sledding place.
We had a great time on the hill …. we are definitely wanting to go back!
Fire Bites for Friday:
Protein Waffle W/ Pear – 5
Protein Bar – 5
Whey Protein Fruit Smoothie – 2
Grapes – 0
Cheesy Eggs W/ Pico – 5
***53 Burpees followed by 15 minutes each of walking inclines, elliptical, and bike***
Cereal – 4
Candy in bed while watching a movie with my hubby! – 6
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