All I can say is, failing to plan is planning to fail. That is one of the biggest, most important things to remember on a weight loss journey. what are you are referring to healthy eating or working out, planning ahead is everything.
While planning a quick (shorter than originally planned) trip to seaside heights, I knew I had to do my research.
First, find a place to stay that had a gym. There were none in seaside heights and not for nothing but everyone I stay on the boardwalk I just get grossed out by the hotels, loud noise, etc. I’m 31 years old and I actually want to enjoy my sleep lol. If I was a college kid, it would be ideal but my life is pretty nonstop and rest very important. Not to mention the cleanliness. i’m an organized neat freak and well the smell of mold will keep me up, so I always choose to stay about 5-8 min away in Toms River, NJ.
Found a great place with a small little gym, and ended up getting in two of the best workouts i’ve had since surgery.
So biggest advice I can give, do your research...I get it people think they don’t have to workout on vacation. ME however, i’ve lost a good amount of time in the gym due to surgeries and I have goals to reach.
If you are the same way, then a few minutes of driving or a few extra bucks will be worth it. Plus, most hotels that have gyms are better than motels! just saying!
NOW, the biggest component in weight loss...NUTRITION.
I have been saving my cheat meal for weeks to have it at the boardwalk. However, once I was surrounded by the smell and taste of grease, I just didn’t want it anymore. normally that’s what makes me cave. Instead I just kept saying to myself...”Girl it’s not worth it”. I took out my phone and googled the list of jersey shore eats. Found a place that makes protein packed fruit bowls and smoothies.
while the fam had pizza, funnel cake, etc...I stayed strong. had ONE bite, and that was all I needed to feel satisfied.
i brought my gallon of water, kept it in the cooler in the trunk and kept going to refill it.
I thought ahead and it made all the difference.
As far as eating out?
Well, obviously on vacation you can’t bring your stove and oven nor did I want to cook so I researched all the restaurants prior. The fam wanted mexican food, so I researched the on with the best reviews, and I knew they would have fajitas, but I ended up getting a fajita salad so that I wouldn’t be tempted with the carbs and sodium of the rice and refried beans. If you know me, you would swear I was mexican in my past life because mexican food is hands down my favorite. I am always always craving it. So a fajita salad hit the spot. limited myself to 10 chips with salsa and stopped. I swear the bottomless chips are the hardest to resist especially when they are made there and all warm, lol.
Anyway, when we ate breakfast at “Bobbers” which is most definitely the number one breakfast spot on the shore. (And I say that with years of experience hahaha) I had an omelette with bacon and spinach and onions. I know that for some reason the bacon there is like the least greasiest, and I added lots of veggies like spinach, onions and broccoli. Oh and I swapped out the toast and home fries for fruit. Winning once again.
I can promise you, saying no is so worth it. it’s hard to avoid temptation, but it’s more hard to look in the mirror and hate what you see, or get on the scale and be so pissed at yourself.
To me it’s not worth it. All I can say is on the ride home I sure as hell will not feel bloated and full of regret. I feel len, and proud.
All because I planned ahead and stuck to it
Lesson here...plan ahead, read reviews, look at menus, call hotels, etc.
when you are traveling it is very possible to stay on track. Don’t let others around you eating bad make you feel obligated.
I will be the first to admit my family doesn’t eat as healthy as I do, but I can say that it doesn’t stop me from sticking to my goals.
your results are a reflection of your choices. You can’t outrun your fork. If you want something bad enough you will stick to your planned meals and workouts. Nothing and I mean nothing tastes as good as reaching your goals. your clothes getting big, the scale moving, etc!!
Remember all of this when planning a trip! A quick one or a long one. do that research!