Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Vacation’

We just came back from a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands (I know, poor us).  While we made both our breakfasts and lunches on the trips, we splurged on dinners and I splurged on calorie-dense tropical drinks (I choose the lowest-sugar ones I could).

We got home late, thanks to both of our planes being delayed, but thankfully I’d taken the next day off, which allowed me to do the most important part of coming back from a vacation and getting back on track with healthy eating: Go to the grocery store ASAP.

When we got home, the fridge was practically empty, and the next morning was a scrounge to find food, but right after breakfast, I headed-out to all of the stores.

Why is this so important?

It’s too easy, after a trip like this, to continue to eat out because it’s what you’ve been doing the last week or so and there’s no food in the house. This, I believe, adds to the weight gain of vacations. The quickest way to break this is to get healthy food stocked back up in your house ASAP. It took me 3 hours, but the photo shows our fridge now, well-stocked with healthy food options. And, we’re back on track.

So the next time you plan your vacation, also plan a half day to hit the stores and stock back up. Your weight and your blood sugar will thank you.

 

Our fridge stocked with lots of fruit and vegetables, lean dairy, and good protein options, including eggs, deli turkey, and tofu. In the giant green bowl is my chopped veggies for snacking.

Our fridge stocked with lots of fruit and vegetables, lean dairy, and good protein options, including eggs, deli turkey, and tofu. In the giant green bowl is my chopped veggies for snacking.

Read Full Post »

Maintaining fitness is important as a hypoglycemic to maintain blood sugar levels. But it’s really hard to do on vacation!

While it can be difficult, it’s not impossible. Last week, I went to visit my family. Here’s a quick rundown of what I did fitness-wise while on vacation:

Day 1: TSA took zero time, so I had almost two hours to kill at the airport. I laced up my tennis shoes and walked for 45 minutes. I did laps, so some of the same people, including TSA agents saw me go by. To my surprise, a few shouted out words of encouragement like, “Keep going!” when I passed them.

Day 2: 50 minutes of body weight exercises (i.e. push-ups) in the living room. My brother drank coffee and commented on the level of difficulty of each move. At one point, he threatened to go get some chips to eat in front of me…jerk. 🙂

Day 3: 1 hour walking outside. It was beautiful to see the flowers, the grasses, etc. But, lest you think it was a nice leisurely walk, I should mention that where I was is known for dramatic hills. Just walking, there were a few hills I wasn’t sure I could make it up.

Day 4: See Day 2

Day 5: Screaming niece kept me up all night and I don’t sleep well on airplanes, so I opted for more sleep vs. exercise, an OK choice every once in a while.

Read Full Post »