I wanted to still achieve my fitness goals even though we are on vacation. Normally when we go way for a vacation or when Judah and I join Scott on work travel I end up gaining a few pounds on the trip. We always end up eating out and its hard to keep up on a work out regimen if you don't plan on one in advance. This time around I planned on having a "fit cation". First I took my 30 Day Shred DVD and weights with us and planned on carving out 20 minutes a day to dedicate to this workout routine. So far I've done 9 days straight and am feeling pretty good about it!
Occasionally Judah likes to join me.
Also I've taken advantage of the gorgeous gym downstairs. Scott is able to stay with Judah during his afternoon naps (which have been him just laying in his crib and singing, not so much sleeping) while I go downstairs and jump on the bike and elliptical for about an hour. This gives me time to catch up on my summer reading reading while enjoying the ocean view.
We walk everywhere! A really cute boardwalk area about two miles down from our condo that we like to walk to. Once we get there we let Judah run around for a bit and then head on back, we do have to be very disciplined on not purchasing the boardwalk fries, hot dogs, or funnel cake. Believe me this is hard, but we can do it, I will not eat funnel cake on our vacation.
We also like to walk the beach as much as possible not only for the view but also for the leg burn. Walking the beach is really hard, especially if your pushing your almost 30 pound baby.
Sometimes Judah wants to help out with pushing the stroller.
A very key component to this vacation is that we decided since we have a full kitchen we are going to eat in as much as possible. Yesterday we made a list of meals and went out to the local grocery store to stock up on fruit, veggies, chicken and healthy snacks. Last night I cooked our first meal here and honestly you can't beat a healthy home cooked meal and eating it outside while listening to the ocean.
We also brought our Brita Water pitcher so we always have cold clean water in the refrigerator to fill up our water bottles and I brought our hot water dispenser for our morning and evening tea.
Hopefully these changes will help us not gain that vacation weight and in fact maybe we will actually lose a few pounds when the vacation is over.
Also side note, I am notorious for getting food poisoning that's another reason why we decided to eat in so I have less of a chance of getting it. Their is nothing worse than being sick on your vacation. Hopefully we will prevent it this time around.