• 4 months ago

    Going on vacation...

    And I'm so so so so excited! I've literally never been on a real vacation... Not once growing up or even in my adult life (I'm 28 years old). So as you can imagine, I am beyond estatic to be going to Turks & Caicos. But I'm also a little nervous. I recently lost 80 lbs and I still have 20 more lbs to go. I'm the type of person that I need to be pretty regimented and strict about what I eat and even the food I allow myself to be around. Thus, I'm afraid that this vacation is merely going to be the ripping off of a bandaid that will lead me to gaining back all my weight. You may think this is irrational, but I know the type of person I am and it's really hard for me to get back ON a bandwagon when I've fallen off.

    That being said, I still want to have fun and enjoy myself! This is a great opportunity and I don't know when the next time it will present itself again.

    How can I not totally fall of the wagon while I'm on vacation? I need tips! What should my balance be? Can I splurge? Should I splurge? I dont hanging off the wagon a little bit, but I don't want to fall all of the way off of it!

Responses

  • 4 months ago

    RE: Going on vacation...

    I have done a lot of dieting and a lot of travelling in my life so I will tell you what I do. I find there are many hotels that have a gym, and I make use of them if they do. I also don't let my self do too much lounging around. I try to stay active and do plenty of sightseeing to burn calories. I take healthy snacks with me in my suitcase, and I try to eat healthy for breakfast and lunch, then eat the foods that are typical of the place I am visiting for my dinner. I avoid alcohol and I drink lots and lots of water. These things usually keep my weight under control while I am away from home. I usually have to come straight home and get right back into my normal, healthy routine, otherwise, if I don't start back right away, it's really hard to get back into my pre-vacation routine. I hope some of this helps! Have a great time on your vacation!
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Going on vacation...

    Even my personal trainer son put on 10 lbs. when he went to St. Thomas on his honeymoon, so it is VERY tempting for anyone to overeat when away from home. Our brains are on vacation, but our bodies still need proper nourishment. And I've been on cruises where the food is beyond plentiful, so I know firsthand. Just an idea: allow yourself to splurge the first day & get it out of your system ! lol - Then go back to eating mostly fruits & veggies, lean proteins & minimum carbs - the plan that likely helped you lose those 80 lbs. When away from home, our bodies are stressed & proper portions is the best way to help out bodies stay in balance. Hope you have a wonderful time.
  • 3 months ago

    RE: Going on vacation...

    Hi there! This blog is right up your alley and will probably answer most of your questions about maintaining your healthy lifestyle while on vacation: https://bit.ly/2LthRz2 . I hope this helps :)