Don't let a vacation keep you from eating healthy and working out. I plan my workouts even while on a cruise recently. I felt so much better knowing my food choices were a little "richer" than normal yet within my healthy guidelines. Another victory for a healthy lifestyle change!
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I love going to the Disney theme parks, and I find these to be versions of a vacation planned around "exercise." There is no good way to enjoy the parks without doing as much walking as you would on a walking tour vacation, especially in Florida where the walking is intensified. Throw in some afternoon swimming at the hotel pool, and you need not use that hotel workout room to burn calories!
All of the Disney parks now offer healthy options at pretty much every restaurant, so it is fairly simple to get nutritious food that doesn't negate all that activity you'll be getting!
Vacation, Holiday & Time Away Should Be As Routine As Everyday
When going on vacation, we say, "Well I’ll be on vacation, so I really hope I don’t gain too much weight." Why should we expect to? Life happens & it includes all types of scenarios. If we get up each day & plan our day, why should it stop while on vacation or at holiday time? Do we look for reasons to go “off” our plan? That type of thinking gets us in trouble. We need to plan for each day, whether at home or away. There is no reason to fear bad eating when we plan appropriately & stick to it.
Remember that awesome vacation you had (probably years ago), it can help you through today's stressful moments.... Just close your eyes and picture yourself back on that vacation. Walk the beach, ride a horse, or anything that was a fantastic moment during a past vacation. Spend a few minutes in this mini vacation visualization exercise. When you open your eyes you'll find you are more relaxed and less stressed than you had been a few minutes before.
If you haven't had a really great vacation that you can use, borrow one from someone you know - or make one up. 306
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