Countless people start diet plans every single day. For the most part, many even stick with them for a good period of time. However, there’s always something that can throw a wrench into things and, for many people, that hurdle is going on holiday. Is it possible to stay fit while on holiday enjoying oneself? Of course! Just do the following.
Don’t Indulge Until the Holiday Starts
Being that you’re on holiday, it’s ok to have a couple treats you’ve been putting off. After all, you’ve earned them. However, make sure you hold off until the actual holiday. Most of us get to the airport hours before our flight actually takes off. This gives us plenty of time to build up an appetite and satisfy it with all kinds of unhealthy solutions. As Men’s Health points out, it’s not like the airport is known for its selection of wholesome foods.
Although you might not think you could do a lot of damage in just the hour or so you spend waiting for your flight, it’s an unnecessary indulgence, compared to the types you’ll welcome on vacation. Plus, it’s just a bad foot on which to begin your vacation.
Even though you’re on holiday, try your best to get up early. Sleeping in is all well and good, but getting up early will give you time to get a quick workout in while everyone else is still asleep and the temptations of the day haven’t begun.
You can still find ways to make this morning workout unique and enjoyable. If you’re vacationing by a beach, take a run on it. Otherwise, go explore a new neighborhood or the downtown area. The best treadmills in the world can’t compare to that type of experience.
Depending on your vacation destination, you probably have a lot of sights you want to take in. You can see these amazing locations and burn calories if you work through your list on foot, as much as possible. Just make sure you:
- Pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes and some reliable socks
- Know where you’re headed
- Bring plenty of water, depending on the climate
Then simply plan your route beforehand. Aside from working off some calories, this tip may also reward you with parts of the area you would’ve never seen before.
Make Fitness a Part of It
Some of us have a hard time going on vacation once we’ve been in workout mode for a while. This can often put an end to our planning efforts before they even begin. One way to get your conscience on board is by finding a fitness event you can plan your trip around or otherwise incorporate into your vacation.
Is there a 5k going on at the time? Some tourist locations have challenging hiking trails in the area that provide you with breathtaking views along the way as well.
Just because you’re taking a vacation doesn’t mean you have to take a break from your fitness routine. While it’s important you enjoy yourself, consider the above options for keeping yourself on track for your healthy goals as well.