Today, we’re playing hooky. My sister and John are officially in town as of last night, so we took the day off work and are doing some sibling bonding and going on adventures all day!
Aren’t they just precious!?
I’m SO. EXCITED. The plan for today is to head up to La Jolla and doing some seal watching while exploring the area. Water creatures are fun. This is actually where Matt and I went paddleboarding last Saturday! Got to love the San Diego scene.
Since I’m busy hosting a party up in this establishment, I’m sharing a guest post with you all. The author is Mike Manning, and he is a fitness and healthy living enthusiast.
A little bit more about him: “I have always been an athlete and very physically fit, but I recently got into the healthy living side of things with my nutrition. You can read my future posts at http://mikemanningmusings.blogspot.com/”
How to Remain Healthy When on Vacation
You probably put a lot of time and effort into living a healthy lifestyle each day. You might eat all the right foods and exercise regularly just to stay fit, trim and feeling good. Unfortunately, going on vacation can be more stressful than you might think and it can also be difficult to stick to your normal plan that you followed at home. You might find yourself grabbing for food and avoiding exercise because you’re too busy seeing all the sights around you.
One thing you should consider doing when on vacation is using the gym at your hotel. It is important to do some research before booking your hotel in order to get the right hotel for your budget and personality. On a recent trip to San Francisco I scoured a travel reviews site in order to get a full list of San Francisco hotels that I could scroll through and see what the price was, what amenities were offered, and the reviews that were given by people who have previously stayed there. This helped me maximize the potential of my trip. It is up to you to decide when working out is best for you. Most people on vacation find that exercising in the morning gets them going for the day and helps to get it over with so that they can simply focus on the rest of the day’s plans. Be sure to do your own research on the specific hotel you’re staying at to make sure they have a gym available. Reading customer reviews on the hotel will also give you an idea of how good the gym really is.
More and more hotels and airports are making healthy accommodations for their paying guests and patrons. For example, on that most recent trip I learned that the San Francisco International Airport offers a zen and yoga room that allows flyers to relax and unwind between flights. Many hotels are also offering dance classes and yoga classes for paying guests. In some cases, these classes are included when you’re actually staying in the hotel. If your hotel doesn’t offer a class, it may have workout videos available in the lobby for you to use when you want to exercise each day. The key is to do research on your hotel before booking a room to ensure that you get everything you are looking for in your stay.
Eating healthy while you’re on vacation with the family is also very important. Traveling can be very stressful and can give you more opportunities to simply grab for high-calorie and fatty foods. For instance, you might stop at a rest area on the road and pick up a doughnut from the doughnut shop there. When traveling, it might help if you pack your own healthy snacks and meals so that anything else does not tempt you. Remember that even though you’re on vacation, you can still have fun without making food a priority. It’s alright to try new things when eating out, but there is no reason to completely go off a healthy eating plan just because you’re traveling.
I’ll be communicating these tips to my sis and bro-in-law so they don’t get too relaxed in sunny California.
Hope you all have a great weekend! Ours will be filled with lots of touristy activities, eating, and me clinging to my sister because I have missed her dearly.