Staying Healthy on Vacation

This past week I was in the Grand Cayman Islands, and it had me thinking about doing a post on staying healthy when you're on vacation. Although everyone has different perspectives depending on their lifestyle, I really enjoy working out during vacation. Yes, it's a time to indulge and order dessert, but that doesn't mean I completely go off track of being healthy and just go crazy every day. Here's what I did on vacay to stay healthy & fit while also enjoying myself :)

 
 

Starting With a Healthy Breakfast

 Organic plain yogurt with granola & fruit

Organic plain yogurt with granola & fruit

 Egg white omelette with tomatoes & peppers; side of pineapple and small portion of potatoes

Egg white omelette with tomatoes & peppers; side of pineapple and small portion of potatoes

 Sunny side up egg & whole wheat toast with avocado

Sunny side up egg & whole wheat toast with avocado

Moving My Body

 
 When you get the whole room to yourself >> 

When you get the whole room to yourself >> 

 Family workouts help me stay motivated and make things fun and special

Family workouts help me stay motivated and make things fun and special

 

Snacking Smartly

 
 When I got hungry during the day, I tried to make smart, light, and filling choices so that I could save up for a bigger dinner later on. This was my favorite snack of the week..I got it on the beach almost every day!

When I got hungry during the day, I tried to make smart, light, and filling choices so that I could save up for a bigger dinner later on. This was my favorite snack of the week..I got it on the beach almost every day!

 

Making Adjustments (I'm the Queen of this)

 
 This chicken dish came over pasta with cream sauce, but I asked for mixed veggies instead of pasta and teriyaki sauce instead of the cream sauce.

This chicken dish came over pasta with cream sauce, but I asked for mixed veggies instead of pasta and teriyaki sauce instead of the cream sauce.

 This salad came with cheddar cheese and ranch dressing, but I asked for no cheddar and a red wine vinaigrette on the side instead of the ranch. 

This salad came with cheddar cheese and ranch dressing, but I asked for no cheddar and a red wine vinaigrette on the side instead of the ranch. 

 

Eating What I Crave

 
 The best way to feel fully satiated after a meal is to eat what you truly crave. It doesn't mean eat a ton of it, it rather means you should order what you really want (no matter how unhealthy) and plan for that meal ahead of time. If I knew I really wanted pasta for dinner, I would make sure I didn't fill up too much during the day so that I could really enjoy that dish and eat it mindfully. 

The best way to feel fully satiated after a meal is to eat what you truly crave. It doesn't mean eat a ton of it, it rather means you should order what you really want (no matter how unhealthy) and plan for that meal ahead of time. If I knew I really wanted pasta for dinner, I would make sure I didn't fill up too much during the day so that I could really enjoy that dish and eat it mindfully.