We all LOVE vacation season. Traveling allows us to unplug and unwind and it can be the perfect time to focus on our wellness.
If you are like me, you work hard at being healthy and fit and you don’t want to sabotage that when you travel. I like to shift my mindset to destressing, slowing down and being in the moment (which is really good for our overall health).
Vacations are a great time to relax, unwind, and de-stress so take advantage! There are plenty of ways you can still be active!
Check out the 4 enjoyable ways to incorporate wellness into your next trip whether you are traveling overseas, camping, or going on a road trip!
AIRPORT SURVIVAL GUIDE
8 Tips to Help You Travel Successfully (be sure to grab your free gift below)
The airport can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially if you are rushed and not prepared. I’ve realized that when I travel, I’m the most successful when I plan ahead.
By being prepared, and I am not just talking about having your boarding pass and itinerary printed, you must have a plan for what you will eat at the airport and on the plane.
As I’m sure you are aware, airport food is not only unhealthy ... it is very expensive.
So I put together 8 tips to help you travel successfully, I’m calling it the “Airport Survival Guide”! When these 8 tips are implemented, you will enjoy your experience at the airport, be able to de-stress, save money and not feel so rushed!
STEP 1: PLAN AHEAD
If you are not able to prep food and must eat at the airport, then be sure to research the available restaurants and food options. Not all airports are...
I LOVE homemade hummus and have been wanting to make it for years! Here's a super simple recipe that took me 10 minutes to make and is only 93 calories!
You can whip up a batch of homemade hummus in about ten minutes with a handful of ingredients and a blender or food processor. And, it’s less expensive and tastes better than the kind you’d buy at the store!
Homemade hummus is great because you can reduce the amount of olive oil and tahini, making it lower in fat and calories.
There are 3 benefits to understanding how to manage:
As you probably know, when you aren’t able to MANAGE YOUR STRESS EFFECTIVELY it starts to run your life.
Stress can start from the minute you get out of bed!
You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning frantic?
Right when the day starts, you think "Oh my gosh, I gotta do this, I gotta do that."
That's a big problem because it sets the tone for your day. You will lack productivity at work and in your personal life because you are feeling scattered and unable to focus.
Feeling this way on a regular basis increases your stress levels and will eventually take a toll on your health.
Stress is very unhealthy. Things can get worse when we don't manage this problem. Stress can cause disease, weight gain, and...
There are 3 benefits you will receive when you are able to be consistent with your nutrition, even with a busy schedule:
Believe it or not, this doesn't have to be complicated, but if you don't figure out how to get your nutrition under control, these problems might arise.
You will most likely not eat enough to fuel your body and brain throughout the day. I know that sounds counter-intuitive, but a lot of times people just skip eating altogether because they're just too busy. They tend to turn to fast food which is very unhealthy and has minimal nutrients.
This can lead to feeling sluggish and unmotivated. If you're not fueling your body right, you're not going to be getting the energy you need to sustain you throughout the day.
A client of mine has three kids and works full time so she barely has...
Whether you’re not eating enough fruits and vegetables, relying too heavily on packaged foods or indulging in sugary desserts more often than you should, no one is perfect when it comes to eating.
There are so many quick fix diets and weight loss programs out there that it can be daunting to try and figure out what really works!
Making changes can feel overwhelming.
How do you know where to start?
I tell my clients all the time that the goal is to not focus on perfection. Aim to focus on making small changes one day at a time, which will set you up for long term success.
The goal should be to create a healthy lifestyle. Diets and fads are the exact opposite, which is why so many people gain the weight back that they lose, and then some. The latest diet trends are not sustainable.
There are so many options to choose from so it can be difficult to find a sustainable program that will work with your schedule.
Did you know that there are many benefits to working out at home?
Let’s look at the top 3:
So why waste time going to the gym when you can find a super efficient program you can do at your house?
The gym can be repetitive and boring which can lead to skipping it altogether.
Do you enjoy having to figure out what workouts to do when you are at the gym?
After a friend of mine had a baby she wanted to lose weight without having to go to the gym. She wanted to workout around her baby's napping schedule so she didn't have to leave her house and go to the gym.
However, she was overwhelmed with all the online options and didn't know where to begin. As a new mom, she was short on time and sleep so she ended up giving up because she couldn’t figure...
Making time for fitness can be difficult with a busy schedule, but when you make it a daily priority, you will no longer stress about exercise. It will become a part of your daily routine and you will actually enjoy the process of getting fit.
I know .....it’s easier said than done!
Some of the common excuses that we tell ourselves are:
I’m sure you can relate!
Are you tired of not having time for your fitness and making self-care a priority?
By not solving this problem and skipping exercise altogether, it becomes a bad habit that can be difficult to change.
Living a sedentary life can not only lead to feeling frazzled and unfocused at work, but it can also increase the risk of disease.
I totally get how challenging this problem can be. I struggled with figuring this out a lot! I had to learn how to make myself a priority...
Food addiction is a real issue, one that I used to personally struggle with a lot until I better educated myself on this topic.
As I'm working on becoming a certified master nutrition coach, it's been very alarming to me the amount of processed sugar that we consume in our daily diet.
Did you know that in America, over 70% of adults and 33% of kids are overweight or obese? Weight issues lead to diseases like diabetes and heart disease!
But we can be in control of what foods we consume so that we do not allow ourselves, as well as our kids, to become a statistic.
SO HOW DID THIS EPIDEMIC START?
Back in 1953, the first TV dinner was sold in grocery stores and in 1955 the first fast food restaurant opened up.
This started the trend of "grab and go" foods and processed foods were born.
Processed foods are just that, they are not natural. They are created in a lab and designed to be addictive.
We are tricked into thinking we are buying healthy foods, when in fact they have the same...