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KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (28,036)
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7/17/13 7:16 A

I leave for vacation tomorrow to go see friends (and family) that I haven't seen in MONTHS and some for a year! It's going to be a rough week because what do we always do but, "you want to get dinner?? let's go for drinks!!" etc etc. It'll be a big temptation re-visiting all of my old favorite places, so I'll have to be extra mindful, but it can be done!!

ELEPHANTSOUL Posts: 177
7/17/13 12:59 A

I am currently off track from a vacation, but I am trying to show myself some compassion and get my groove back.

Ash :)
DASHKATH Posts: 861
7/16/13 5:14 A

Pack fruit instead of power bars and try to walk as much as possible. When I'm on vacation I don't drive unless my destination is farther than 3 miles away. If I need to go to the grocery store/ coffee shop/ beach I walk there and back.

PERFECTVELVET SparkPoints: (61,080)
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7/15/13 3:30 P

If you are able to do so, I recommend download the app for your smart phone. Then you can keep logging all your food.

Nearly every hotel I've ever been to has a gym or pool; you can get up early and head down for a pre-breakfast workout. Make sure you and your family take breaks during the drive so you can get out and stretch your legs; walk around the rest area, do some squats in the stall, etc. At the reunion, bring a frisbee and start playing with anyone who's interested. (If there will be kids, you know they'll want to play with that or a kick ball or something.)

Keri ~ Springfield, Illinois

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LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (41,183)
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7/15/13 3:21 P

Sounds like a wonderful time to simply keep to basics and focus more on enjoying yourself!! I wouldn't plan to track anything... Just set some small mental goals you know are healthy...your water, your fruits & veggies (great car snacks!), and keeping your portions to a reasonable size....

For exercise, enjoy carrying those bags up the stairs in the hotel...and walk the hallways! Your kids will also need to "run around" after being in a car: if you've a pool to play in, tread water....challenge the kids to a foot race at a local park...explore new places......

Have a great time...!
patti!

Patti
"You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view" Obiwan Return of the Jedi
TWINMOM555 Posts: 130
7/15/13 2:59 P

Hi Everyone,

I am just getting back on track with mindful eating, tracking (using MyFitnessPal) and exercise. I leave for a week long trip in about 10 days and I am already panicking. I will be traveling with my kids and inlaws and will have no control over my schedule (their family reunion, etc). It's going to be a very busy trip, lots of driving, changing hotels, etc. and I'm worried that I won't have an outlet of exercise. I'm also worried about eating. I plan on bringing some power bars with me to help out and I'm focusing on using these next 10 days as well as possible to get me in a strong frame of mind.

Any suggestions or ideas to help me with this? I do want to enjoy meeting people and just letting go in terms of the schedule but I am just getting my momentum back and am a bit bummed that this trip is so soon.

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