I hope your summer is off to a great start! Can you believe it’s almost July! You’ve worked so hard all year long toward reaching your goals, and now you’ve earned some much needed relaxation time for yourself and your family — time to refresh, reconnect and reset all things body, mind and spirit!
It’s tempting anytime you travel, to let go of all your goals and take a break from exercise and healthy foods. But why does it have to be that way? It doesn’t! Your TransFit team wants to encourage you to travel with your goals in mind and let your vacation be just as much a part of your transformation journey!
Today, I’m excited to share with you three simple ways to stay on track during your summer travels!
1. Keep moving!
No, I’m not saying you have to forfeit those lazy mornings (of course, I love sleeping in, too!) But, I am encouraging you to stay active! You may be missing out on your 55-minute Transformer sessions, but you can keep your heart pumping with a few sweat sessions on your trips!
When I’m preparing for a trip, one of the first things I pack is my favorite gear! Running shoes, of course! And at least two-three sets of workout clothes depending on how long I’m away from home. Or you can always take brisk walks anywhere! Pick your favorite way to sweat, whether it’s on the tennis court, hiking, biking, swimming or whatever it may be — just be prepared to move!
Include your family in these activities! After all, this is a great way for you to set an example for your spouse and kids! Challenge them to a few of your favorite strength training moves, for instance, see who can do the most push-ups or hold a plank the longest!
Set a goal to exercise 30 minutes each day, or get in three workouts during your trip. It’s your choice! Make sure you add in a rest day, or visit a local yoga studio!
2. Stay hydrated!
Keep a water bottle with you everywhere you go, even on the beach! Especially on these hot summer days, you need water more than ever! It’s easy to get dehydrated while traveling, so push yourself to drink 1-2 cups more than usual. Your skin will thank you, too! Add some fresh fruit to your water bottles to give your water extra flavor and leave you thirsting for more! Try fruits like kiwi, strawberries or oranges.
3. Choose wisely!
Think about how you want to feel when you return home! Do you want to come home refreshed, energized? Choose healthy foods as much as you can during your vacay! Go for clean, lean and green foods whenever possible!
When eating out, look for grilled, blackened, roasted and baked options, and try to order a green vegetable!
Pack healthy snacks to avoid sugary treats while you’re on the road or in the air. I always empty our fruit baskets at home before a trip, packing leftover bananas, apples or blueberries.
Here are a few of my favorites for my upcoming trip…
Ladies, living transformed is what it’s all about! You can set goals and exercise year round, vacations and all! It’s making the choice every day to live transformed! Continue to be the bright light to your family and all those who are around you! Enjoy your time away this summer, and know that your TransFit team misses you while you’re away, but always cheering you on where ever you may be!
We will be closed Saturday and next Monday and Tuesday for the Fourth of July! We hope that you can use these transformational tips to help you lived transformed on the 4th of July!
Katie and Team TransFit