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!
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!