Hi Fit Moms!! It’s summertime and you know what that means…vacations and road trips! I just embarked on a 1200 mile road trip with my mom and aunt. We drove about 600 miles the first day, leaving at 5:15am, and got into Santa Fe, New Mexico around 7pm. In other words, I SAT ON MY BUTT for about 13 hours!! Sound familiar?? Road trips can be fun, but they can sometimes be hazardous to ones exercise/eating routine! This doesn’t always have to be the case if you PLAN AHEAD!!
Here are some tips for you to stay on course:
1. Pack healthy snacks for the car ride (or plane)! If you don’t, you’ll be forced to eat fast food! I packed a cooler with water, canned protein drinks, carrots, hummus, tangerines, apples, almonds, snap peas, greek yogurt, whole wheat crackers, pre-packaged salads, and sandwiches. This was plenty and I didn’t have to eat out once!!
2. Make sure you have lots of water!
3. Wherever your destination is, surf the internet beforehand and look for gyms that are in close proximity. I am a member of 24 Hour Fitness and I found a great gym just 3 miles from our hotel. PACK YOUR GYM CLOTHES!!
4. Because you’re going to be sitting for long periods of time in the car or on a plane, set aside time to walk/jog when you get to your destination.
Planning summer vacations doesn’t mean you have to blow it! Just think ahead! Remember, you’ve been working so hard to get good sleep, eat right, and exercise regularly, you don’t want to ruin what progress you’ve made thus far. I’m not saying don’t enjoy your vacation, but squeezing in some exercise and watching what you eat will definitely help. Then, when you get home, you won’t feel like you took 3 steps back!! When I got back from my 5-day road trip to Colorado and back, I felt like I didn’t skip a beat!!
Once you’ve established a healthy lifestyle…stick with it!! A healthy lifestyle means you do it the majority of the time….including vacations!
Trust me, you’ll be happy you did!!
Orange County, Ca