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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My Color Run Experiance

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I did my first 5k this year! YAY – btw it was super fun! If you’re new to running or even races, this one would be one to consider since its more about getting out there and being active. Anyone can be in it (all ages and all sizes), and you can walk, jog run or even dance it if you wanted haha. But below are just some fun pictures of my “color run experience.”

So along those lines…… throughout the year, do something fun! There are tons of races that aren’t the type of “I have to win this” kinda thing and tons of fun activities probably in your local neighborhood. Look around, find friends to do it with you and get active.

I’ve listed some runs, events and other great ways to just “get out and be active” throughout the year.

RACES AND RUNS (there are tons! so look in http://www.runnersworld.com/race-finder   to help you find races in your location)

Color Run

Warrior Dash

Tough Mudder

Spartan Race

The Underwear Run (yes … it is what you think it is hahaha)

Avon Walk

Race for the cure

Jingle bell Run

And so on….. So look em’ up, form a team and get out there ! =)

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