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    I get asked all the time how I stay on top of my health and fitness goals during a vacation. The answer is…I don’t. I think there is a time and place to make sure you get your workouts in and track your macros. For me that is not during a vacation. If it is a short trip or I have something scheduled that I need to be “on point” for, then I will put a little more effort in, but that is rare. If that’s your jam then you can find my favorite healthy travel tips here.


    For most of my vacations I relax and let loose. I may be one of the few trainers or nutrition coaches that say this, but I truly believe in “memories over macros”. To me life is meant to be lived and enjoyed!! I think it is actually good for you to loosen the reigns a little and make having some fun your priority.


    Healthy food and the gym will always be there. Making memories might not be. The 5 extra pounds that you gain or that just don’t want to go away... those are from LIFE. They are the birthday parties, the vacations and all your social events. I don’t know about you, but I am not willing to trade in those things so that I can be 5 lbs lighter. #NOTWORTHIT


    Obviously, you don't have to pig out just because you are on vacay. I am just saying you don’t have to make working out and eating healthy your priority and you shouldn’t feel bad for letting loose and having some fun. I promise you aren’t doing that much damage in 5 days. Your bod will bounce back as soon as you decide to get back to it so try not to stress. Plus, sometimes after a few days of eating bad and not working out you actually crave a good workout and yummy green salad. I like the feeling of WANTING to get back on track instead of feeling like I HAVE to get back on track.


    Next time you are on vacation remember this and allow yourself to have some fun and make memories instead of worrying about your macros!

    Madison
    May 28, 2018
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