Staying Fit and Healthy in Mexico

So you are on vacation and the furtherest thing from your mind is hitting the gym, right?  Well depending on where you are in your fitness journey this may or may not be the case.  This is when you really need to tap in and continue the process of training your mind and body.  Trust me a week away of bad eating and zero physical activity can do some serious damage. 

The advantage of working out while on vacation is that you can switch up your routine in a lot of ways you may not be able to do at home.  At Iberostar Hotels and Resorts there was endless amount of activities that included baskeball, beach volleyball, water volleyball, dancing lessons, zumba, step classes, beach olympics and yoga.  Whether you are traveling with friends, a significant other or by yourself take advantage of your surroundings and reward yourself (in moderation) later!

My husband @Villardishes is ready for a serious basketball game!

My husband @Villardishes is ready for a serious basketball game!

We burned a lot of calories on the court and had fun at the same time!

We burned a lot of calories on the court and had fun at the same time!

After the game I got creative with my basketball and did drills around the resort. 

After the game I got creative with my basketball and did drills around the resort. 

Hitting the Iberostar  gym. 

Hitting the Iberostar  gym. 

Every morning before breakfast I hit the gym for 20-30 minutes, lucky for me I brought my resistance bands and jump rope (never travel without it) to keep my workouts quick and effective. 

The stability ball really came in handy! 

The stability ball really came in handy! 

@Villardishes pushed himself! 

@Villardishes pushed himself! 

Now, what to eat is not the problem in most cases it's how much to eat!  Morning, noon and night we had an endless buffet. This was some serious will power boot camp!  There is always something healthy to eat you just have to weigh your options and get creative.  My rule of thumb is to make sure I am always eating fruits or veggies with my meals. By loading up on the good stuff it leaves little room for the garbage! 

One egg on a slice of whole wheat toast with tomatoes, oatmeal and banana. They also offered a variety of green juice and carrot juice with most meals. 

One egg on a slice of whole wheat toast with tomatoes, oatmeal and banana. They also offered a variety of green juice and carrot juice with most meals. 

Temptation was everywhere and I just walked on by!  Let's face it you will be spending most of the day in a bikini, the calories aren't worth it!  Having trouble saying no?  Think of your go to mantra (don't have one?  create one) and use that for extra motivation. 

JUST SAY NO!

JUST SAY NO!

How do you keep it healthy while away from home?  Comment below or tweet your suggestions, make sure to use the hashtag #nmfit and tag me @NadiaMurdockFit.

Nadia 

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Posted on October 28, 2014 and filed under Fitness, Fitness Lifestyle, Healthy, Lifestyle, Mind and Body, NMFITTIPS, Tips, Travel, TYMCYB.