I'm spending a couple days in D.C. this week, since my hubby had to travel here for work. Tomorrow we head off to our real vacation destination... I'm so excited!
I'm a firm believer that you shouldn't diet when your on vaca. The diet will be there when you get back, and the fun times and memories are worth the 2 pounds you gained. It's time to just enjoy yourself, relax, and be happy. Counting calories doesn't make me happy ;)
By that I don't mean drinking 64oz of soda a day, and chowing down on cookies and fried food. There's a way to treat yourself on vacation, while still being mindful and having a balance.
|taking off from the airport heading to D.C.|
For instance, I knew that there were a couple restaurants the hubs wanted to take me to, and I knew I wasn't going to order a salad. So I wanted to make my breakfasts and lunches a little healthier. It was a little challenging, since I'm in a hotel, without a car during the day, and there's nothing in walking distance. To my surprise the hotel had breakfast bars, and lean cuisines! I've also been drinking a ton of water, and have stayed away from soda completely.
When Joe got off work, we headed into D.C. the first night we were here.
We walked at least a mile, going from the White House, to the Washington Monument, and trying to figure out where the heck we parked. It was definitely a good exercise. Most vacations I've been on always include a ton of walking. I remember I lost 3 pounds the last time I went to Disneyland (even though I ate like a pig), because we were of course walking all day, everyday.
Tonight we drove up to Baltimore. I love that place. We went to Phillips for dinner. I ordered a stake, drank 3 glasses of water, stopped eating when I was full, and didn't order dessert. We had a dessert sampler platter the night before, and I plan on getting dessert tomorrow night, so I thought I'd skip a night in between ;)
These are all ways I keep a little bit of a balance, while still enjoying myself on vacation. It's about being :Deliciously Healthy. Not perfect.
Tomorrow we head off to the next location!
How do you maintain a balance while on vacation?