There are all kinds of temptations when you are on a holiday. Food, wine, desserts… Not to mention just sitting on your ass all day at the beach 🙂 As a Fit Girl, of course you want to stay on track during your holiday, but how do you do that? Here are 5 tips to stay fit on holiday.
Try to eat the healthy alternative. At the dessert table there are a lot of super delicious, tempting and creamy desserts, but if you can break through your initial staring-and-drooling reaction, you will notice there is a lot of fruit as well! I am not going to pretend that I like fruit more than chocolate cake, but you can try and combine the two so you have a smaller portion. Another option is to make a deal with yourself that you get to take one treat a day, which can either be an alcoholic beverage, ice cream, a burger, basically whatever you like.
Work out in a different way. A good swim is one hell of a workout, and so can be climbing steps or going surfing. There is so much for you to discover in a foreign country, why not combine admiring the beauty of your surroundings with some solid exercise? Or go for a breath-taking (figuratively and literally 😉 ) run at the beach or in the mountains. If you really prefer to spend your days at the beach, challenge those handsome locals for a game of beach volleyball!
Try out the hotel gym. If it’s too hot to exercise outside, often hotels have a well-equipped gym which you can use as a guest. Go for a nice and intense workout and use what’s available! You can go for a couple of miles on the treadmill or go crazy with the weights.
Drink lots of water! Water is super important, especially in a warm country. You are sweating more than usually, so you have to take into account that your body needs more fluids as well. Water is the healthiest and often the cheapest option when you are on holiday!
Download some apps to help you stay on track. Bella already wrote an article on the best apps to stay fit on holiday, so check out which ones are suitable for you and which you think will keep you on track.
We know it’s tough to stay fit on holiday, but we believe in you! You can do this! Don’t forget to tag your photos with #fitgirlsummer and #justdoit so we can see all your pretty and awesome workout pictures outside. We love to see how you Fit Girls are doing on holiday! Post your pictures on Instagram and Twitter and be sure to use the hashtags. We are looking forward to see you being the badass you are and chasing the summer with us!