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If you exercise, you know that consistency is key. You can’t exercise from time to time and expect the physical and mental results that come along with commitment. To maintain the look of your body and ensure you don’t fall off track it’s important to move everyday. But what about exercising on vacation, is it really necessary?
I just recently got back from a 5-night vacation with my husband where we ate seafood non-stop, enjoyed hot fudge sundaes and drank wine by the shore; it was fabulous. But coming from a lifestyle of exercising nearly everyday for the past 2 decades, it was hard to not exercise, while at the same time not fall into a food coma each day.
It’s funny how much more difficult it is to get up and exercise after a night outside of our normal lifestyle. Each morning it got more and more challenging to put on my yoga pants as I asked myself, “do I really need to exercise today?” Then I realized that I was eating and drinking outside of my comfort zone and those somewhat unhealthy choices were affecting my brain.
Listen, it’s ok to be unhealthy here and there and enjoy life to the fullest in every sense of the word. Just because you eat some fattening food and skip your workout doesn’t mean you’ve fallen off the wagon, it just means you’re on vacation. And of course, if you can take a weekend off from your healthy lifestyle and jump right back in when it’s over, all the power to you, always do what’s right for you. I learned over this particular vacation that I cannot.
I’m not saying that I ran a marathon or went to the gym during my 5-nights away, far from it. Who wants to put a ton of time into a workout while on vacation, not me. But I did squeeze in one of my favorite 20-minute cardio workouts, UFIT Ultra Burn and within minutes worked up a sweat and felt amazing. Check out UFIT here.
In addition to a couple walks to the beach I also brought along my Yoga Meltdown DVD and did workout #2. In less than 30-minutes I had stretched and strengthened my entire body and was ready to take on another vacation day feeling fantastic. Check out Yoga Meltdown here.
Lastly, to balance out all of those extra carbs and fat that I had taken in, I did one of my absolute favorite workouts, Kickbox Fastfix, and it’s exactly that. You’re in and you’re out in 20-minutes flat with a cardio workout that torches calories from head to toe. Check out Kickbox Fastfix here.
If nothing else, remember this, enjoy your time off, eat, drink and be merry. But it is easy to lose the balance so just be aware and learn to indulge mindfully. Always look and feel your best!!
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