Julie's 3 Stay Fit Tips
1. Plan your workouts!! When you are packing for your trip, throw in your workout shoes, workout clothes, maybe your home workout DVDs, a resistance band, whatever will help you stay on track. Download your favorite fitness app to use on vacation, load up your mp3 player with a great soundtrack, pack your headphones and you're good to go!! Your 'fitness' might not look the same as it does when you are home and on schedule - and that's okay!! Take this opportunity to work out in beautiful scenery by walking and running outside! Going on a cruise or staying at a resort? Check out the onsite health club and fitness classes! What a cool time to try a new workout! Bottom line....get something in everyday. Remember ABC -- Always Be Moving. Our bodies are made to move. You will feel so much better during and after your vacation by incorporating fitness into your day!
2. Pack your food. I never leave my house without food in my bag, no matter if I'm going on vacation or just going to Target! But especially with travel...you just don't know if there will be flight delay or hold ups in road construction. It's always best to travel with food and be prepared. Vacations are about creating memories and experiences...not spending money on food we could have brought from home!! Save your calories and save your pennies by packing snacks and breakfast items.
3. HAVE FUN!! Remember the 80/20 rule. Stay on track 80% of the time - move every day, try something new, and enjoy your fitness! Leave 20% open for the vacation treat. Spend those calories on the special stuff that you can't get at home! Truly enjoy and savor those indulgences, knowing that is part of your vacation experience. It's no fun to come home from vacation feeling like junk! By staying on track 80% of the time, we allow room for treats that won't leave us feeling bloated, overweight, and irritable.
Vacations are a time to disconnect from our every day schedule...to reconnect with our friends and families...to create experiences and memories that will last long after the vacation has ended. Make fitness a part of your vacation and come home feeling GREAT!
This week I shared some of my best fitness and nutrition tips with FOX 59, during a new segment called "Fit on FOX".
In case you missed it, you can watch it here: http://bit.ly/1ljcxY8
And if you don't want to watch it, I'll give you my tips right now!
The first step is to MOVE MORE. For some that may mean taking an extra class during the week - but for others it may mean just taking a walk around the block. Movement is a MUST. In order to be healthy, you have to be active.
If you’re not a ‘gym person’, no problem, you can try an at home workout, like Insanity, P90X, 21 Day Fix or the upcoming PiYo. If you thrive on the group exercise scene - then check out your local gyms or YMCA’s. The bottom line is, the best workout program is one that you will DO!
You can't workout all the time, then eat like crap, so that's why it's important to EAT REAL FOOD. The less processed food you eat, the healthier you are. Read lables. Eat food with ingredients you can pronounce. Most of the time fewer ingredients it has - the better it is.
DRINK, DRINK , DRINK...water that is! Water is SO important for keeping your body hydrated and functioning properly. General rule of thumb: DIVIDE YOUR BODY WEIGHT IN HALF, THAT IS THE AMOUNT OF WATER YOU NEED TO DRINK EACH DAY!
When working out, that amount will change. You need to drink water BEFORE, DURING and AFTER your workouts. Check out this great info from Greatist.com:
Not a fan of water? Spice up your water with fresh fruit, cucumbers or even high-grade essential oils.
Check out the IN THE NEWS page to see when I'll be on FOX 59 next!
This morning was a GREAT morning! Not only did I get to chat about my favorite topics - fitness and Beachbody, but I also got to do it on WXIN FOX 59 Morning News!
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a wee bit nervous for my LIVE in-studio interview...as you know, I'm more relaxed on the mic in class, it's a little uncomfortable for me to be doing an interview - but once again, it was a HUGE honor for me to be able to share my passion with others.
THANK YOU so much to Angela Ganote and the entire FOX 59 morning crew for the opportunity to come in this morning. I feel truly blessed to be able to mix my passion for teaching with my passion for fitness - and to be able to do that on TV this morning, was icing on the (Shakeology) cake!
Go to my LIVE WELL, FIND A CLASS, JOIN MY TEAM and GET CERTIFIED pages for more info about how Beachbody can fit into your life!
Married to a college football coach, 3 daughters, Beachbody Master Trainer and Coach, Disney fanatic, aspire to inspire, serve others, and be a force of passion. Meet Julie!