I’ve just returned from the beach and the lake. And I managed to lose weight when all was said and done.
That never happens. In fact, I was up two pounds on Friday, from my weight on Sunday morning (the day we left for the beach.) I miraculously had lost those two pounds plus some by Sunday morning. The difference this vacation versus other vacations? A few things. We do try to walk more when we’re vacationing (it’s something the whole family can do), but I went (literally) the extra mile to make sure I stayed on top of my fitness.
1. I woke up early when we were at the beach and ran. I wanted to see the sunrise, and this was a perfect excuse. The beach was 1.3 miles from my condo door.
2. We walked a lot. We tried to walk to most of our destinations. When we were in Charleston for a morning, we parked our car and walked a mile and a half to do some shopping and eat lunch, and then walked back to our car. It was crazy hot, but I just made sure we had hats and water (and sunscreen) and we all were good. (My son rode in his stroller.)
3. Swimming was a top priority. And if my son was occupied with my husband, I’d try to get in an extra lap in the pool. Whatever I could to stay active.
4. I worked out even for 10 or 15 minutes at a time. I took extra walks when we were at my in-laws. On the day I wanted to go for a run, a storm was brewing. I set out and once I saw lightning in the distance, I booked it back to their house. I only got about a mile in, but it was something.
5. We did not eat out much. We stayed in a condo at the beach, and only ate out once during our time there. (Not only saving us money, but also saving us a few fried calories.) We made sure that we ate one dinner out. The same thing happened at my in-laws. We ate breakfast and dinner there, and only had lunch out once. We really tried to make a few better choices.
Do you keep up a fitness routine while on vacation?