It's that wonderful time again, where the kids are out for summer and trips are a little more feasible. Be it a trip to the beach, mountains, or a new city, maintaining a "mama sana life" doesn't have to be hard. Besides, it's a "lifestyle". There is no diet, or rules, it is a way of life; a balance that only one's self can truly perfect. I'm just here to share what has helped me, in hopes that it can be of some guidance to you.
Although there are a few adjustments you might have to make from your everyday routine, I've rounded up some of the easy-peasiest ways of maintaining a "mama sana life" while on vacation.
You already know how easy it is to find an excuse NOT to do what you gotta do, so don't forget anything that might inhibit you from doing just that. At least one or two outfits of the activewear persuasion, sneakers, armband, headphones, fitness tracker, headband; whatever you think you might need. If you are big into yoga, bring your mat! Same goes for your nutrition; bring your protein powder, or some bars, so that you don't just go for whatever.
Keep Your Morning Ritual
I am a big proponent of morning rituals and I've discussed it here before. Whatever it is you do to prepare yourself for the day, take that with you. It will center you and set the tone for the day. I, personally, start every day with my Lemon-Cayenne Water to jump start my metabolism!
Just cause you're on vacay, doesn't mean you have to eat out for every meal. Make the grocery store your first stop, and stock up on some easy eats. For my family and I, breakfast is the easiest to eat in, so we stock up on yogurt, instant oats, and fresh fruits. If you're able to, make a nutritious dinner a few evenings. I realize not everyone has a full kitchen, kitchenette, or even a refrigerator, in their space, but just try and work around what you do have.
Be active in new ways. Try some unconventional types of fitness, like hiking (my personal favorite), kayaking, paddle boarding, or canoeing. They are all great cardiovascular workouts that'll have you burning calories while having a good time. I like to ride bikes or run along the beach, as well, because, hello, the scenery! Rainy day? Keep it inside with an indoor workout, like my Cardio Burst, or if the establishment you are staying at has a gym, take advantage of it!
Take It Easy
So you might not be able to be active to the extent that you want to everyday, or you weren't able to get your shake in, it's okay! Sometimes I feel like we let little things like these affect us too much and that meaningless stress can cause more harm than not being able to get that workout in. Just go with the flow, be conscious, and enjoy yourself. Besides, your on VACAY!