As I’m amping up for my island hoping adventure in mid-April I thought it would be fun to do a little series to share how I get ready for a Spring Break-style vacation.
Today we’ll cover how I preparing for two weeks of bikini-wearing, then I’ll be back to chat about shopping for my trip, and how to pack for your next get away.
One of my favorite health-related adages is: “You can’t out train a bad diet.” A close second is: “Abs are made in the kitchen.” What do both of these sayings have in common? They reinforce the truth that diet is extremely important when it comes to getting into shape or losing weight.
While I’m a great fan of green juices and have tried – And enjoyed – A few juice cleanses over the years, those aren’t sustainable habits. Definitely a great way to jump-start a healthy new approach to your diet, but don’t try to survive on juice alone for extended periods of time. If you want to get your booty into fighting shape what you need to do is clean up your diet.
Load up on healthy, fresh whole foods like local produce and whole grains. Cut processed foods, eating out, and convenience items. Not sure where to start? Look up your local Farmers Market and go on a fun tasting adventure – See what looks good and load on up healthy, local produce.
While diet may be more important, exercise still plays a major role in getting your body into top fighting shape. And even more crucial is exercising consistently.
I’m currently keeping myself engaged and enjoying myself by mixing things up. In my mind my current exercise regime can be broken down into three different categories:
- Gym – Aiming for 3-4 workouts a week and these circuits include everything from jump roping to bodyweight moves like push-ups, planks & lunges to weight training.
- Running – My 1-3 runs a week are my favorite stress-reducing pastime, when I hit the road I’ve got a grin on my face and can’t wait to explore. I’m currently doing 1-2 shorter runs midweek that are 3-4 miles long, and a longer weekend trail run that’s between 6-10 miles depending on how much time I have.
- Classes – I love taking classes after work during the week when my schedule permits. Pilates and yoga are my go-to’s, but I also really enjoy boxing and can’t wait to add martial arts to my repertoire.
How are YOU getting ready for Spring Break?