I had the blessing of having an amazing time away with my children for spring break. I relish the time without schedules and stress. I tried to stay true to my beliefs and passions about healthy living while still enjoying special time.
I got up in the morning and did my stretching and weight lifting DVD’s with the portable DVD player that I take when I travel. It works double duty for the kids to watch a movie on at night. Some people might question why I work out on vacation. For me, healthy living doesn’t take a vacation (totally). When I wake up, especially in a bed I’m not used to, I can feel stiff. Working out, stretches my muscles back long and makes me feel invigorated. The cardio or weight training also allows me to indulge in treats without feeling like I’m forfeiting all of my fitness goals.
When choices about food came around I explained to the server that I was a “workout person” and that I would like my food cooked with little oils and no butter added, but that spices were great. If I was having a salad I asked for an oil-balsamic served on the side. I enjoyed a handful of almonds in the afternoon with some apples and grapefruit that I bought at a grocery. I mostly split my dinner entrée’s with my eight year old so we mostly chose seafood and vegetables. Bread is an issue that is a challenge for me, so we split the nights as to whether we had bread delivered to the table at all. I had wine with dinner two of the nights and just stuck to water with lemon otherwise, other than black coffee. I did have soft serve ice cream several night, but knew that it was fine since I was keeping on tract with my morning workouts.
My point of view about healthy living and vacation time is about moderation. There are compromises made, and treats enjoyed to allow the special time with my family to be enjoyed by all. That is what living is all about.
Tuesday 04/03/12-Exercise Diary:
strength train- 55 minutes
bicepts curl- 15 lb
hammer curl- 20 lb
biceps curl in turn out- 1 tube
concentrated curl- 15 lb
Tuesday 04/03/12- Eating Diary:
7 am- 1 cup egg whites, spinach, onions (130 cal)
2 oz.steel cut oatmeal,+ 1 tsp. cinnamon ( dry weight) (210 cal)
11 am- protein shake mix, 1/2 cup pasturized egg whites (160 cal)
2 p.m.- 4 oz mahi mahi (150 cal)
8 oz mixed greens ( organic spinach, brocolli, brocolli slaw, pea pods,cherry tomato, asparagus) (88 cal)
3 oz quinoa ( 150 cal)
1/2 tsp Uda oil- Find in refridgerator at health food stores (65 cal)
6 p.m.- 3 oz pork roast, spices (150 cal)
3 oz sweet potatoes (oven roasted in skin) (105 oz)
3 oz. brocolli/ asparagus (60 cal)
homemade popcorn ( take a paper luch bag. Put 3 handfuls of raw popcorn in. Fold over the top. Put into microwave for 1 minute, 55 seconds. Wait and listen. If popping stps, then stop the microwave. Spray with no calorie butter spray. I've found over time that I don't need salt, but salt to taste) (90 cal)
8 oz Greek 0% yogurt,cinnamon (90 cal)