It can be hard to focus on healthy living while on vacation. There is so much temptation around to relax and eat foods that you may not normally indulge in, and that is fine but it is also important to stay active and make good choices (most of the time). So here is a glimpse at some of our vacation – when we #wycwyc-ed our way into a fairly balanced and healthy trip. #wycwyc stands for “What you can, when you can”
Step 1: Plan for success, so you don’t get buried by temptation later on.
Step 2: Prepare some of the meals on your own. We had a kitchen at the beach which we used 90% of the time. (No E2’s were cooked).
Step 3: Make sure you take time for healthy snacks and drink plenty of water. The sun is tiring, you need to stay hydrated!
Step 4: Make the most of the rainy days by becoming sight seers. It turns out that battleships are great for stair workouts!
Step 5: Try new activities. E1 and I took a rented kayak across the waterway and explored the sandbar one day.
Our week at the beach was amazing and it went far too quickly. I wish I had an accurate measure of my activity each day but my fitbit isn’t waterproof so I know none of my surf running, playing and kid-wrangling got counted. Still every day was swimming, fun, and very little sitting still. We ate breakfast, lunch and 4 of 5 dinners at the beach house. There was fruit galore and very few sweets. It was easy to make good choices.
I claim no perfection – just tonight back in town before we head home we met some Fitbloggin friends for some authentic Carolina BBQ – which was amazing. But I also took the kids swimming again today. Progress not perfection.
I feel like I’ve gained some perspective and some momentum on this trip and I am preparing a plan to hit the ground running when I get home. I’ve come too far just to give up because life feels hard.