Don’t loose your Motivation on Vacation!

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So just because this is supposed to be your “relaxing and calm” time to yourself or with the family doesn’t mean you can’t stay on track with your new and improved healthy lifestyle. Don’t get me wrong, relax by all means but where ever you go I’m sure there will be plenty of fun activities you can do that will be  form of exercise so you wont feel like you’ve “fallen off the wagon” when you get back home.

You probably are going to plan some activities anyways, why not make them a fun workout too. =)

  • The Beach– Go for a nice sunrise/sun set run or even walk. Swimming. Paddle boarding. Swimming with dolphins. Deep sea diving, take a surfing lesson. Do some sunrise yoga. Set up a volleyball net and meet some new people. Frisbee. fishing (if allowed). Even building a sand castle will burn calories! Canoeing. Be a kid and go jump some waves.
  • The Mountains– Go for a hike, a run, or walk. Camping. Dirt biking. If its winter, Skiing, snowboarding or even sledding. Zip-lining. rock climbing. Canyoneering. (I like how I’m from Colorado and I can’t think of more….. LOL)
  • The City– Explore, walk, run, jog. If it’s a busy city they might have a race going on the week you’re there.

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Explore online different things in the destination you choose that you and/or family could do the week of your vacation. There is a few sites out there that are geared toward more physical activity and you can usually narrow down what you want to do by location and how many people will be with you.

  • Adventure finder.com
  • Groupon.com
  • afar.com

Plan ahead and look at different resorts. Do you want a resort with a gym? a pool? Some resorts have classes you can even take.

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Tip of the Week #4 Add an Incline, use momentum and explore!

Whether your on a treadmill, Stairmaster or outside in the mountains or in your very own neighborhood, hills add resistance and power up your calorie burn, Even an incline as small as 3- 5 can add about 20% more resistance to your workout. So get active and add that incline baby!

Aim for bigger strides when your walking, and use your arms for balance as well. Naturally when you walk, your elbows are bent at the middle (90 degree) and tuck your arms so they are close to your body, You’ll increase your speed this way. Hence, the faster you move, the more calories and fat you burn.

Go up to the mountains, or go “off road” its harder for your body to handle hills, rocks, and trains than the man-made sidewalk. Push your limits, climb rocks and bring out your inner child. Have some fun!