We're in Maui on our LAST twosome vacation!! Yes, we're havin' a baby come January and we're soakin' up all the sun before this little guy/girl sucks out all the energy and sleep. I keep feeling like I'm living someone else's life. Pregnant, married, living in a house ---> who am I? I've read about women with my stats, but never thought I'd become one. Honestly, when I met Alex (my hub), I told him that I could live in Seattle and rent an apartment forever. He had bigger dreams and slowly, he planted the seed.
He is the stable guiding force in my life and I'm the wanderlust fairy in his. He plans for the future, while I live in the moment. I compromised that if we bought a house, travel would still be included. The seed was planted in his mind and here we are in my favorite place, Hawaii.
Now put your dolla dolla bills away and save the empty calories.
Here are the TOP 8 TIPS for eating healthy + saving your hard earned moola while you take trips and live it up:
- Order water with lemon for most of your meals and splurge on alcoholic drinks during happy hour! This way, you're doing your belly + wallet a great deal of service.
- If you're staying at a resort or hotel, don't go to the grocery store right next door, they jack up the prices. Head to a local Safeway and stock up on groceries you'd eat at home. Just because you're on vacation doesn't mean you have to eat every meal out.
- Buy clean groceries. For example, eggs, spinach, avocado, bananas, apples, water, gluten free bread and whatever else sounds good. These are easy, quick meals and snacks and will have you fueled up and ready to lay by the pool.
- If you can, walk to your destination. Whether you're walking to the beach, a restaurant, to get get coffee/tea, get on foot and leave the car/taxi behind. This is an easy way to explore your vacation destination and get your 10,000+ steps in!
- Google search or ask the hotel employee's if there are local juice or smoothie shops. They'll be less expensive than a Whole Foods or smoothie chains and probably taste better. You'll also have the benefit of tasting local fruits and veggies.
- Buy a gallon jug of water and refill your water bottle. This saves money, is kind to the environment and gives you an arm workout as you're carrying the jug back to your place.
- Plan active outings: take a walks go golfing, map out a hike, go swimming, take a bike ride, take a yoga or barre class, etc.
- Wake up and workout in your hotel/condo. Push ups and lunges don't cost a thing and won't take up more than 10 minutes in the morning. If that doesn't sound good, stretch when you wake up, take some side bends and twists, perhaps a few forward folds and deep breaths.
And if you haven't checked out our last 8 week group program of 2016, click here.