Monday, May 28, 2012

Vacation Moderation?

Is it possible to go on vacation and maintain your healthy lifestyle?  I am setting out to prove it is not only possible, but easy and still enjoyable.   I plan to allow myself a couple of indulgences, it is vacation after all, but for the most part I plan to stick to my healthy eating and exercising lifestyle.

My vacation officially started on Sunday night.  Holiday or no holiday, Sunday is usually the day I have my weekly indulgence meal.  We call it Sunday Funday.  After following a pretty strict diet all week, Sunday is the day we loosen up a bit.  We like to sit on an outdoor patio for lunch, eat chips and queso and drink a beer or two.  I generally eat something relatively healthy, today I had two grilled fish tacos on soft corn tortillas, and I let the tortilla chips and beer be my indulgence.  I like to have my "bad" meal at lunchtime, because I feel like I have the whole rest of the day to burn it off.  I go back to eating healthy for Sunday dinner.  Hubby and I had our own little cook-out for Memorial day eve.   I had shrimp and pineapple on the grill and a glass of red wine.

grilled shrimp & pineapple yum-o
me enjoying my skewer and Candy hoping I drop something
I am pretty excited.  I am off work on Memorial Day, I have to work a 1/2 day on Tuesday and then Wednesday morning I am going to Los Angeles to see an old friend (let me rephrase that: a long-time-youthful-friend) and to see Jack White in concert.  Hubby is staying home to hold down the fort and build a skateboard ramp, but that is a blog for another day.

I will only be out of town for three days.  My goal is to workout at least a little bit everyday and eat healthy most of the time.  I planned my workout schedule so that on Wednesday, the day I am traveling, it will be my rest day.  I just need to squeeze in my daily one mile walk.  On the beach?  Yeah, that will be rough.

I plan to eat sushi (my favorite indulgence) while I am there and  have one other cheat meal.  I am packing snacks for the plane, protein powder for breakfasts and plan to hit the grocery store once I arrive for some essentials like fruit and La Croix.

As far as exercise, besides my daily mile on Wednesday and daily planks, I am planning on running 2.5 to 3 miles on Thursday and Friday morning and squeezing in at least one quick strength training workout.  Maybe some variation of this workout I found on Pinterest.
I love Pinterest.

I have a solid plan and planning to succeed is the first step!  Wish me luck.  I'll let you know how it went when I get back next week-end!

1 comment:

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