Vacation, Holiday & Time Away Should Be As Routine As Everyday
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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.
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Almost every time I have slipped up, it is because I didn't plan ahead. I know I am going on holiday next week and it is not going to be so easy to exercise or eat healthily so I am making a plan for how I am going to keep my healthy lifestyle outside my normal routine.
You cannot plan for everything that happens, but if you have pre-empted and thought about what might trip you up, you are half way to beating it.
I'm a full time college student with a full time job, it's easy to get too busy to fit in exercise. On days when I don't have much time I go to my school's track and walk during my break. It's not hardcore cardio, but every little bit counts (:
Doing this everyday helps me stay happy about my exercise routine and it loosens my muscles up. It makes me feel fresh (:
If you gain weight after a vacation or holiday, update tracker w/accurate weight! It's tempting to leave lower weight there. But don't b/c I've learned I lose the weight quicker when I can start using the tracker to show a weight loss, vs leaving it at the lower (inaccurate) weight & being reminded daily that you're not there. That negative reminder might hinder motivation where being accurate (& showing drops right away) will boost motivation!
I have noticed this twice myself and both times after vacation weight gains, delayed updating my tracker to show the weight gain. I had a hard time getting the weight off & finally gave in & updated tracker. Then I was able to update tracker w/"losses" immediately & it boosted my spirits/motivation.
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