Good morning - can you believe I overslept by AN HOUR?? Luckily, I get up way earlier than I need to for work, but this does mean I’ve missed Day 15 of the Shred.
I was a whirlwind of action this morning. Our hot water heater has died, so I took a 3 second cold shower and quickly prepare my breakfast, using the last of the milk and fruit.
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: granola, coconut, strawberries
There wasn’t even enough milk for my coffee. 🙁 And we’re out of H&H. My fridge looks like a ghost town!
Sticking with it on Vacation
I’m a firm believer on maintaining my schedule on longer vacations. If it’s just a weekend away, I try to enjoy myself fully and usually skip workouts. But on this trip to Charlotte, we’ll be gone for 5 days. I like to come home feeling fit, happy, relaxed, and, most importantly, guilt-free. So I’ll be sticking with my exercise schedule as much as possible on vacation.
Here are my tips for exercising on vacation:
- Pack your workout gear. It sounds obvious, but if you don’t pack your shoes, clothes, iPod, water bottle, etc…. you’ll never workout on vacation! If you won’t be able to exercise outside, pack a workout DVD to use in your hotel room.
- Wake up early. The only way I got in any exercise on our honeymoon (and I think I ran around 20 miles that week!!) was that I woke up before the Husband and exercised. Once the "group" starts going, it’s going to be hard to squeeze in a workout.
- Sneak in some exercise. Not all vacation activities have to revolve around laying in the sun, sipping drinks, and eating your face off. Stroll around downtown, go on a hike, challenge other beach-goers to a round of volleyball… anything! You’ll make a fun memory and you’re burn some calories.
- Discover local parks. Google the city’s name plus "Parks and Recreation Department" to find the City’s P&R Department. Their website will typically list all the parks and their amenities on a map.
- Walk, don’t drive. If you’re in an area of town in which it is safe to walk around at night, consider choosing restaurants and attractions that are near your hotel and walk to them.
- And last…. but not least…. HAVE FUN. Vacations are about relaxing, and it’s possible to achieve a balance between maintaining your fitness level AND enjoying yourself. Don’t stress if you aren’t working out as hard or as often as you would at home. Live up your vacation! 🙂
Have a great day!