I'm on a family vacation this week - I'm actually writing this from my hotel room in Miramar Beach, Florida.
And I'll be honest, I haven't been sticking to my workout or diet plan while I'm here.
But that's not to say I haven't done it before, or wouldn't be able to at all if I wanted to.
I've gone on plenty of trips while I was dieting for bodybuilding shows, or simply trying to 'minimize damage' by sticking to my plan a little more closely.
When it comes to traveling or vacations, there's really only about three options to choose from.
1. Go all in - utilize the hotel gym or find a local gym with a day pass. You prep your food and bring it with you, or try to utilize what you can to stay on your weight loss plan.
2. Minimize damage - You get a few workouts in or stay active on your trip. You stop eating before you're full, and you choose healthier options wherever you can.
3. Vacation mode - You're on vacation. The damage is done and will be dealt with later. No workouts, no diets, just pure gluttony.
The right answer really just depends on where you're at, what you're trying to achieve, and what kind of trip you're going on.
Personally, I'm on vacation mode. I'm not working out or watching what I eat. But I am occasionally making a better choice at dinner, not being a glutton, and paying attention to my hunger cues for whether I'm going to eat.
I might be up a few pounds of water weight from this trip, but I've 'minimized damage' with some very basic things that I started implementing in my life after bodybuilding.
I don't gorge myself, I prioritize protein, and I try and stay active. They're some of my daily life rules... but those aren't a diet. Just some good choices I've decided to make my entire life.
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