While on vacay, no workouts are necessary right? I wish.
During vacation everyone lets loose, which includes your diet. I’m just as guilty of this as the next person. But I do try to remind myself that once I get back home that boot camp is going to kick my butt if I don’t do some form of exercise while I’m gone. Some resorts you stay at have a gym, workout classes or yoga you can take, but for the most part you’re on your own. In this post, I’m going to help make it a little easier to stay (somewhat) on your diet and exercise routine so you don’t totally fall off the grid.
1. Drink your water!
I know those cocktails are nice, and that mojito you’re planning to go with crab legs are all that’s on your mind, but you should be drinking one 8oz glass of water for every 2 drinks. This will not only help keep your body hydrated, it also will really help in combating that nasty hangover. Water will keep your metabolism up and running while you lounge on the beach or by the pool all day.
2. Grocery shopping
While we’re on vacation we want everyone else to have to lift their finger. Instead, try to buy groceries the day you get to the beach and make ahead some sandwiches and fruit to snack on. This way you won’t be needing to run grab to-go meals for every meal, and not to mention it will save you money to put toward some cute tops at your favorite beach shop! A few find I found recently was some pre-sliced cracker sized cheese that go perfectly with some low carb crackers that average 7 grams of protein per 4-5 slices, that’s pretty good. You can also grab some one serving ranch or carmel dip to use for carrots, celery, and other fruits so it doesn’t get boring too fast.
3. Morning Exercise
An easy way to keep moving on vacation is to do a quick 10 minute workout before you really start your day. I’m not saying get up at 6AM and go run on the beach, but hey if that’s what you’re into, go for it! If you’re anything like me, sleep in (as much as you can with a baby) and workout around 10AM. Some super simple workouts include squats, lunges, mountain climbers, crunches/sit ups, bicycles, burpees, and planks. These will hit all body parts and can be done without any equipment. Try 10 squats, 10 lunges, and so on OR do 30 seconds of each. I did that one morning with my stopwatch on my iPhone so I didn’t have to count in my head. Need some extra weight for your workout? Use your baby! I brought 3 items to add a little resistance which I’ll link at the bottom.
4. Protein Shakes
One easy way to keep from gaining while your away from home is to skip a snack or meal with a healthy protein shake. Because this post is geared toward hot weather and the beach, I wouldn’t recommend using milk as the liquid for your shake, but instead use water. This is something you can throw in the beach bag or cooler and take with you while you’re out!
I hope you have a good week ahead!