How to Stay Healthy on Vacation

It might seem impossible to stay healthy on vacation. Booze, desserts and junk food may seem tempting, but you can say no—trust me. Although it’s hard, it can be done. Need some help? Check out my tips for staying healthy on vacation.

Plan, Plan, Plan

If you don’t plan ahead, you’re essentially setting yourself up to fail. Just like you meal plan at home, you’ll have to meal plan for your vacation. You’ll face some challenges, but planning is well worth it. Write out what you will eat each day and stick to a schedule when it comes to meals, snacking is just fine, but try to stick to your original plan.

Snack Healthy

Road tripping can wreak havoc on your diet. Instead of snacking on gas station foods like chips, candy and sugary drinks, bring your own healthy snacks. Whether you make them yourself, like these homemade granola bars, or you buy them from the store, having healthy snacks nearby can keep you from snacking on the bad stuff.

Schedule Your Workouts

So you’re on vacation, that doesn’t mean you can’t make time to workout. From running on the beach to lifting weights in the hotel gym, there’s plenty of opportunity and time to get a workout in. Additionally, if you have a membership to ClassPass, you can workout at hundreds of gyms, yoga studios and more in dozens of cities across the country, no matter where you’re traveling on vacation.

Stop Making Excuses

You can do this. Don’t let your vacation ruin your run streak, your diet or your healthy gym habit. Yes you can make time. Yes it is achievable. You’ll be better for it.

Don’t Feel Guilty

Sometimes things don’t always go as planned. Don’t beat yourself up about it. If you miss a run, don’t worry about it, add an extra mile to your next run. Indulge in a cheat meal, or two? It’s fine! Just make healthy choices tomorrow. It’s okay to enjoy yourself while on vacation.

Image via Grand Velas Riviera Maya/Flickr

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