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Spring break is right around the corner.   It’s getting hard to stay focused at work since you’ve been waiting for this all year. Your mind is fantasizing about the hotel, sandy beaches, warm spring nights, and drinks by the pool. Ahhh, good times are coming! While you are envisioning all of this, did you think about how you will stay on track with your diet and exercise? No worries, I got you. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that when you come home you wouldn’t have missed a step in your fitness routine and stay guilt free.

 

 

Eat what you want to eat – Yes, I said it. Go ahead and enjoy, in moderation of course. You want to eat conscientiously, (meaning be aware of what you are putting into your mouth) eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. You know that saying: “fat lasts longer than flavor”.

Fitness Center – When you are planning on which hotel you are staying at make sure they have a fitness center. I know there may be some late nights, so schedule an hour for your workout accordingly. If the hotel doesn’t have a fitness center, no sweat my pet, just take that scheduled hour and walk or run along the beach or sidewalk. During the day, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk instead of taking the bus. You will burn extra calories, which your body will thank you after those extra “drinks”.

Stay Hydrated – Drink lots of water! You want to keep water with you at all times. On spring break we tend to go on all the planned activities and forget to drink water. You don’t want to get dehydrated, it can cause you to be sluggish, dizzy, and bloated. Even when you are drinking those delicious cocktails, have at least one glass of water in between each drink.

 

You can Spring Break with the best of them, and not bring back the guilt when you get home.   Enjoy your get away, relax, and most importantly have fun in the sun.