Disclosure: I am a Proud #NSNation Blogger and I receive Nutrisystem in exchange for sharing my journey. The opinions expressed above are 100% mine.
I am so not looking forward to being surrounded by all my favorite foods. Chocolate, chocolate fountains, chocolate cheesecake, New York style cheesecake, turtle cheesecake...
I have been following the plan to a "t" and managed to lose a whopping 3 lbs. this week. *tosses confetti* However, I really do have a fondness for cheesecake and I confess I will probably indulge in a smidgen of a slice.
I've been searching for tips on how to maintain my weight and minimize weight gain while on vacation in preparation for my upcoming vacation. Since I'm on Nutrisystem, I thought I would start there first. Nutrisystem has some wonderful resources to help keep the NSNation on track. The Leaf is the central website and the NuMi app makes it even easier to log your meals and keep you on track.
A quick search on The Leaf and I found tons of ways to stay on track while on vacation. Let's be honest, I barely make it to the gym now and when I do I walk for a few minutes and then it's off to the sauna so it's pretty safe to say "Hitting the Gym" didn't make my list.
Of course the #1 thing is to avoid excessive eating. Sounds like common sense but think about it. While you on vacation you may be more apt to "treat"yourself with food but remember it's okay to treat yourself but try to avoid overeating. Find other ways to enjoy yourself.
#2 Get Up and Walk Walking is a fun way to get out and explore. Of course tour buses and the like may be more convenient but there are things you can only discover on foot.
#3 Take a Dip I'm looking forward to swimming in the coastal ocean waters and taking a dip in the pool late at night.
#4 Rent a Bike, a Canoe, a Parasail I love riding my bike. I recently traded in my 18-speed for an old school coaster bike and talk about a workout. There are times I miss the gears- going uphill - but it is really exhilarating. Check out this video of my #ProudMom(my)Moment. The kids and I were riding bikes and I pulled ahead.
#5 Join the Fun Most resorts have some sort of itinerary of scheduled activities. Maybe there's a yoga class, a dance class, or a healthy cooking demonstration. Get out of your room and join the fun. You'll learn something new and meet new people.
#6 Drink Up Not alcohol but water. Make sure you have fresh water and stay hydrated with water. Truth is, if you're anything like me you probably drink a little more when you're on vacation. It's ok... it's normal BUT be mindful alcohol packs hidden sugars and calories. No thanks. I'm good.
Check out these articles on The Leaf for more tips on maintaining your weight while on vacation.
So how's my weight loss going so far. Here's a breakdown.Starting Weight 281
Yep I Was a Whopping 281
Starting Weight 281
lbs. lost Weight
Total Weight Loss to Date: 32.5 lbs.
I have a lot of weight to lose still and there have been several setbacks but I have met my 1st goal and I am excited. Next stop, 199! Let's go!