So you’re on vacation and it’s the holidays, which means piña coladas, late nights, tons of food, and parking your bum in the sun all day. For most of us, getting a workout in on vacation doesn’t happen, but by the time we return to reality after our vacation daze, we realize all our fitness goals and hard work have been undone. Personally, I’m all for balance and balancing good workouts with good food is possible. I’ve found that a mix of yoga and cardio is the perfect combination of staying lean and meanwhile living the island dream.
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- Warrior Pose
- 2-minute plank
- Warrior 2
- Downward dog
- 2.5-minute plank
(Do what’s in your ability) if you can do bird of paradise into left and right side splits
- 20 push-ups
- 20 bosu ball crunches
- 20 push ups
- 20 bosu ball crunches
- Run or jog one mile
- Repeat first half of workout
- Run or jog another mile
- Cool down walk
As far as diet goes, there’s no reason to kill yourself over the holidays. With that said, being in a bikini on a beach somewhere is a lot nicer when you feel good in your skin.
Coffee with coconut oil- I like to workout on an empty stomach. I’ve found that fasted cardio really kick starts my day
Post workout breakfast:
The best thing about breakfast on vacay is it’s usually my leftovers from the night before. 4 oz of plain grilled fish with some steamed spinach usually. Or, I’ll have poached eggs or scrambled egg whites, turkey bacon, and a tablespoon of peanut butter.
I love hummus with carrot/cucumber/celery sticks as a snack! Filling, clean, and crunchy keeps me from reaching for those chips or fries.
If I’m out by the pool, you can bet I’m having a cocktail. But those suckers can be sneaky! Tons of hidden sugars and calories lurk in a lot of those cute little umbrella drinks. I say go for a mimosa with just a splash of OJ and ice (to water it down and pace you) or a vodka soda. No margaritas, please!
Eating late at night is definitely a no-no, so if you’re going to indulge, do it in the afternoon. I can’t say no to bread, but instead of slathering on the butter I go for olive oil instead. Fish or chicken with lemon and a side of green veggies is the way to go for the main course. And as for dessert? Skip it if you can…but don’t forget to steal a bite of the dessert next to you. ;)
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