This week was not my most successful week yet. We went on vacation to Minneapolis. We had an absolute blast, but despite a valiant effort (ok semi/half attempted effort) I didn’t stay on plan. Alright, that is still too gentle. My vacation taste buds was a total anihilation of my weight loss efforts! It might just have to something to do with not ONE, but TWO birthday cakes I had this week.
This week’s lesson is definitely to learn from my mistakes. I had some successes, but the areas of opportunities far outweighed the successes. It can be quite overwhelming to go on vacation when you are starting a new lifestyle, but nevertheless you have to try your best and regardless of the outcome pick yourself back up by the boot straps and keep on trucking on.
Because I was surrounded by food growing up, vacations were always about what we were going to eat and not what we were going to do. This habit has been a really hard habit of mine to break. This vacation was no exception. I mean Minneapolis just had to put all those yummy restaurants out there! It’s totally their fault. Ok, well maybe not, but it sounded better when I was writing the first draft!
The Road to Temptation is Paved with Good Intentions
I had every intention on staying on plan during our six day trip to Minneapolis, but intentions without a good plan are a sure fire way to set yourself up for failure. (Lesson learned). At the beginning of the trip, I sort of had a plan. I packed my healthy snacks, and drank my diet soda (can’t drink water unless I want to stop every five seconds to pee). It wasn’t until the fatigue of the trip started kicking in that I started to slip.
We had intended on eating mostly in the room, but instead we ate out almost every night. Rather than making good choices, I fell victim to the whole “I will do better tomorrow” mantra. The only problem is I never said HOW I was going to do better. (Again kinda setting myself up to miss the boat)
On a positive note, we did a LOT of walking while I was gone. Almost to the point that I did too much. (Foot is still sore from surgery). I am glad to share that I was active when we went on vacation.
Rather than be down on myself, I have learned some really valuable lessons from our vacation and being in the beginning of my Weight Watchers journey. All of this iss ok because this is a journey. It’s a lifestyle, not a diet.
6 Tips to Stay on Plan While on Vacation
Luckily for you, I am going to pass on my lessons I have learned to make sure that you stay on plan while you are on vacation. That way you will be prepared and ready to succeed when you take some much needed time off.
If you stick with these tips, you are sure to have a blast and not stress about what you are eating! Vacation is supposed to be fun, not worried about what you are eating or not. Plan, plan, plan, plan and you will be sure to be an amazing success when you go away. I know that I have learned my lesson, and will be taking this list with me on my next trip!