Monday, July 20, 2015
I will be taking a vacation next month and I'm curious, do you take a vacation from your health and fitness goals when you're on vacation?
A friend of mine who is also a My Fitness Pal friend, commented in that forum that she was on vacation and eating like crap and I started to think about it.
On one hand, I am feeling kind of burnt out and perhaps a vacation from my health and fitness regime would be appropriate. We will be going to Florida next month to visit Harry Potter world at Universal Studios in Orlando. I know that the days we are in Orlando, I will get lots and lots of exercise and will be able to eat whatever I want. It will be a non-issue. After that, we are renting a car and driving to Key Largo so I can lay on the beach, sipping piña coladas for a few days. We're also going snorkeling and there is probably a gym at our hotel, so I could work out if I wanted to.
But do I want to?
I have had several camping weekends and other little excursions so far this summer and I have stuck to my plan, for the most part. But the way, occasional deviations is completely acceptable in my health and fitness plan. Some days I eat too much. Sometimes when I'm traveling, I can't exercise like I do at home. But when I'm home, I stick with the general plan. I HAD been planning to increase my calorie goal from 1,050 net calories (1,050 plus exercise) to 2,000 calories per day so I wouldn't have to see MFP tell me I'd gone over my calorie goal. That seems pretty easy. No foods will be off-limits. I will exercise by walking and standing all day in Orlando and perhaps by incorporating exercise into my beach days if I feel like it. Or not. I don't expect to go crazy.
But I must admit there is an allure to just doing what I want and not thinking about it. What do you guys do while on vacation?