Yes, please. {Source}
Yes, please. {Source}

VACATION ALL I EVER WANTED!

Said every girl ever. Every babe deserves a little getaway. Travel is, in my personal opinion, the best way to treat yourself. So get it, girl!

Except, wait. You probably can’t really meal prep. Your desire to spend half an hour on the elliptical goes out the window. Frozen drinks are calling your name. Oh, and you have to be in a bikini 24/7. I totally get it. Vacation is not real life…and that’s why it’s so awesome! For someone who is concerned with meeting fitness or aesthetic goals, though, the aforementioned travel-related scenarios can be a bit troubling. Can you go on a trip, have an incredible time, and NOT totally derail your progress? Yes! Travel doesn’t have to mean weight gain or fitness loss. You just have to be mindful. Read on for a realistic way to stay happy, healthy, sane and in great shape while on vacation.

1. Embrace activity. Here’s some good news: You totally DON’T have to hit the hotel gym when you’re on a trip. If you’re not feeling it, skip it! There are a plethora of other ways to stay fit while traveling, from increasing your daily step count to booking active excursions. If you’re somewhere tropical, for example, paddle boarding, surfing, and snorkeling are all viable options for keeping fit and active. Heading somewhere colder? Hike, ski, snowshoe, or snowboard. Rent a bike or go for a hike. Walk around and explore the locale! Outdoor options abound. If you’re all about relaxing {read: not leaving your hotel} many resorts now offer free or low-cost fitness programs and workout classes for guests. Or, you know, just go to the gym. Whatever you do, keep moving. You’ll enjoy yourself, burn some calories, and maintain that fit lifestyle of yours.

2. Splurge once a day. Believe me – when it comes to vacation, I am ALL about indulging. Another thing I am all about, however, is feeling confident on the beach. How to have the best of both worlds? Treat yourself, but limit it to once a day. Cake. A huge margarita. A plate of fries. Homemade chips and guac. Nutella french toast. Mini donuts. Seriously, feel free to go a little crazy with your vacation treat! There’s no need to completely deprive yourself–you have to enjoy your life, and eating amazing travel cuisine is part of that. Nothing is forbidden! Just keep it to ONE splurge a day and you’ll be good to go. You can have it all, but not all at once. Be mindful, and remember that your favorite treats will still be there tomorrow–there’s no need to stuff yourself with everything that sounds appetizing and indulgent on your first night.

3. Stay hydrated. Flying + salty food + different sleep schedules can wreak havoc on your body! Avoid dehydration and/or excess fluid retention by consciously monitoring your water intake. Start on the plane! Not only will this benefit your skin since cabin air is notoriously dry, but it will also keep bloat at bay throughout your trip. This is especially important if you’re going somewhere warm!

How do you stay on track while on a trip?

xx,

Liza

2 comments on “Travel Like a Fit Chick: How to Go on Vacation WITHOUT Gaining Weight”

    • Right?! It just FEELS better to do it that way, I think! No need for all or nothing 🙂 Thanks so much for reading, Courtney! Love your site!!

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