You may or may not have noticed my week long departure from Simple Medicine and most social media. I wasn’t posting as much on instagram, but I did maintain a pretty steady stream of funny snaps on snapchat. I took a REAL vacation! We spent the week in Maine with my med school bestie Christine, her husband and their son. Christine is a born and raised New Englander and was the perfect tour guide. Some of the highlights of our trip included visiting Boston, Portsmouth, Kittery and driving along the coast of Maine, a Taste of the Nation event, a ghost tour, lots of baby laughs and delicious watermelon beer. I’m seriously in love with the Northeast right now and I’m dreaming of the Juicery. I would give up my Friday off this week for another Prana Smoothie.
One of the big things on my to-do list while on vacation was to stick to my workout plan. I’m here to report: that did not happen. Christine and I did a fantastic 20-minute HIIT workout followed by a mile long beach run on day 1 and then…we didn’t. I did get some burpee action and ab work in mid week and we did lots of walking, but the motivation to really workout sort of fizzled. I focused my energy on my friends, on moving in ways that were natural, on a couple of paddle boarding adventures and on having fun. Which I did. I had a lot of fun.
I also put on a bathing suit for the first time since Vegas and I was not disappointed. Shoutout to Ivanna for keeping me accountable and on track. She checked in with me and that was great motivation. Since I’ve now admitted that I’m not exactly a ‘stay healthy on vacation expert’, I’m going to give you a few tips to enjoy your vacation while staying on track.
3 Ways to Have a Healthy-ish Vacation:
Eat well + local. Eat the food you normally eat but don’t be afraid to enjoy something you can’t enjoy at home. For example, if you’re in Maine, have lobster and visit the Scoop Deck. Our hosts were so wonderful and introduced us to the local food scene in Maine and New Hampshire which makes me want to shout, eat local!