How To Stay Healthy On Vacation

How To Stay Healthy On Vacation Beach PictureLately I’ve been going on more vacations than I usually do (because I caught the travel bug) but I also have had my weight fluctuate here and there.

I’m obviously eating different foods when I’m traveling and my routine is a bit mixed up.

Here are some of my tips on how to stay healthy when you’re on vacation and if you have any tips or advice, please share in the comments below.

Tip #1 Make sure there is a gym wherever you are staying.

If there isn’t, have a plan in place. I ALWAYS bring my resistance band as backup on my trips. You never know if you’ll be going somewhere else last-minute, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Always be prepared!

Have an idea of a workout you plan on doing. If there isn’t a gym and you forget your resistance band, there are tons of body-weight workouts online. No excuses!

ALSO, if you’re in an area with safe running trails/sidewalks, take advantage of it! I always try to workout outside instead of inside when I’m on vacation. You get to soak up the views and really get an idea of the city you are traveling in.

Tip #2 Once you arrive at your destination, try to stop at a grocery store.

You can get tons of healthy snacks/meals that are already prepared and it’ll come in handy when you’re wanting junk food. I make sure to get tons of breakfast foods which would include fruits/veggies/hummus and plenty of water.

I also get protein bars/nut mixtures for easy protein on the go. If where you’re staying has a fridge, you’re pretty much set. You can buy pre-made salads, or if you want to save some money, you can buy all of the vegetables to make the salads.

This is a great idea if you are with a lot of people. You can even buy meat that is already cooked and mix it in with your salad.

Tip #3 This is vacation, so you should splurge a little and eat what you want.

Try to not eat TOO much because in my personal opinion, nothing good comes out of it afterwards. I simply feel sluggish and too tired to do anything afterwards. My body is so in shock when I eat some of these foods so in return, I get a headache.

Tip #4 Find fun activities to do in the area you’re traveling in.

Every single city in America has something fun and exciting to do that has to do with physical activity.

I believe some of the best destination spots are spots that get your heart pumping. You can find hiking spots all over America that will show you what a manmade spot can’t. I love hiking or jogging in a city with no certain goal point-just keep running.

I make sure to bring my camera as well so I can take photos of anything that I want to remember. Most of my pictures I have are from when I am exercising in the city.

How do you stay healthy while on vacation?

 

My Plans For 2015 + St. Louis in Summer + Abroad Plans

My Plans For 2015 + St.  Louis in Summer + Abroad Plans2015 is soon approaching, which has led me to think of what my future has in store for me. I like to keep pretty organized so I have been thinking of what goals I want to complete in 2015. 2014 was filled with many goals and I actually completed most if not all of them, so I’m keeping the momentum going!

I obviously plan on being in school from January to April, and then I have an awesome 3-4 months of summer vacation. I plan on living in St. Louis in the summer whenever I am not traveling.

I will be staying with my sister and her husband who I MISS LIKE CRAZY. And those dogs.

Ah. I can’t wait for summer. Only about 4 months away =) I have some HUGE plans for May-August since I’ll have a good amount of free time. I plan on taking 2-3 college classes in May/summer to get my graduate date bumped up. As far as working goes in the summer in St. Louis, I’m not exactly sure yet. I might just become a nanny and do some more online work as well.

Realistically, I need to find something online since I plan on doing a bit of traveling. I’m not even sure if I’ll really be in St. Louis for long besides possibly May/August. We will see. I’m a little bit excited to be surrounded by all of my friends again though! Even if it’s only for a little bit.

Places I plan/want to travel to:

I plan on couchsurfing for almost ALL of my traveling. I’ve already made friends with people from all of the country and abroad that are willing to host me and let me stay in their home. I’ve seriously met the NICEST people on this site and it constantly restores my faith in the world. There are so many amazing people all around the world and it’s quite refreshing.

I plan to visit Boston, New Orleans during Mardi Gras, anywhere in Florida, Seattle, and more. I want to visit at least 3 of those cities during my Spring semester of school, which should be doable.

I do want to take a trip back to Denver so I can do a bit more exploring. I can seriously see myself living here one day. Maybe once I am done with college?

For the summer, I have major plans. I plan on going to Peru for a bit and volunteering at a special needs orphanage, but I ALSO recently heard about a site called Efcollegetrips, and now I’m going to try SUPER hard to use one of their Europe trips that travel to all of the hot spots in Europe. It only last a month so it should be doable, but I’m not sure if I can manage it financially, we will see. All I know is I’m definitely going abroad this summer!

What are your plans for the year 2015? Any drastic changes planned?

 

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