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How to Stay Fit on Vacation

How to Stay Fit on Vacation

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. kalin

    I’ll be honest-I used to think working out on a vacation was lame.
    But since we started running I love going on runs when I’m somewhere different-it’s fun to switch up the route, and it makes you see more of the city!
    Plus, then you’ve got more calories to use trying every brewery you can find 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’m with ya on the brewery!

      When I started running I really enjoyed running in a new places. Running in Vegas was one of my favorites. It was so cool to see parts of the city I’d never normally see while getting in a good run!

  2. Brie @ Brie Fit

    I don’t work out intentionally on vacation. I figure my body needs a break every now and then and a rest week won’t hurt anything. Sometimes I take rest weeks at home, too, because I feel like they need them.

    Oh, and Kansas City airport does NOT have a Subway. I wish! The food options there in the terminal I use are awful: Burger King, Sbarro, Starbucks, and a Mexican place where everything is dripping in cheese. It’s the pits, but I’ve learned to pack a meal!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      No Subway?!?! Crazy! I’ve seen them in every airport I’ve been to. But you travel a lot more than me, maybe you don’t see them as often?

      I don’t always exercise on vacation, per se…a lot of times it’s just hiking. While that’s physical activity (that balances out the food I indulge in) it’s not quite the same as going nuts with working out.

  3. sugarmagnolia70

    Great post! You’re right…you can almost always do SOMETHING. In fact, doing something different from your routine is good for your body and mind.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Sometimes my brain just needs to disconnect from the “routine.” Doing something different on vacation really helps that!

  4. steena

    I’m a lot like you with vacationing. I “sneak” in a lot of physical activity during vacation. it’s actually hard not to get in a lot of physical activity on vacation! When you go to somewhere like Las Vegas you end up walking A LOT. Vacations are exercise in disguise I think.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      SOOO true! Vegas itself is exercise. It’s so deceptive, too. You don’t think you’re walking much but by the end of the day you’ve walked 10 miles and you’re so exhausted you can barely stand!

  5. Catherine

    Hey Lisa! Just found your blog today!

    Thanks for the tips! I’m going on a much needed vacation at the end of the week and have been thinking a lot about what I can do to stay active during that time. We’ll be doing lots of walking and renting bikes, but I’ve had a little anxiety over whether or not that would really be enough, so I’m also mapping out a couple 1-mile jogging loops near the B&B we’re staying at so I can get a quick burn in here and there. OH! And here’s one more thing, we’re bringing LOTS of chewing gum. They have so many delicious flavors out now so I bought a bunch yesterday to fight off inbetween-meal-snack-cravings.

    Thanks for all the inspiration!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hi Catherine! Thanks for reading and commenting. And chewing gum is one of my secret weapons. I chew a lot of it to curb sugar cravings in between meals (especially at work).

      I’m glad you are thinking ahead about your vacation fitness. It sounds like you have a good plan in place. Enjoy it!

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