I take vacations by going tent camping 1-2 nights at a time, 4-5 times per season. Hauling all the gear out to my car, setting up camp, & doing chores that I don't do at home such as hauling water and firewood, cooking over the fire, or taking a hike to the dumpster to dispose garbage, are opportunities to get activity in, and also to get a greater appreciation for modern conveniences. The extra R & R gives me a chance to reflect on my goals, & come home rejuvenated & ready to face my challenges
Whether camping or taking a day trip, going to a park that offers activities is a fun way to get in some fitness vacationing. Look for parks that have things like hiking and biking trails, beaches, boat rentals such as kayaks, canoes & paddle boats, horseback riding, geo-caching, golf and more.
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Buy a child's plate (divided into three segments) and child's utensil set. When you use a child's portion plate, you are more likely to get the correct portion sizes. The smaller utensils will force you to take smaller bites. Smaller bites will allow you to eat more slowly and you will begin to feel fuller faster.
Children's plates / utensils are inexpensive.
Having some kind of activity monitor - a pedometer, a heart rate monitor, and currently, my Fitbit has really helped me to keep track of how much I move. Some days, I reach my goal without realizing it and other days I haven't moved as much as I thought. It is a great way to motivate yourself to get out and exercise.
An inexpensive pedometer will give you the feedback you need, if you don't want to invest in something expensive.
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