I gave myself permission to enjoy!
It was not going to be a successful trip if I didn’t! The purpose of a vacation is to relax, experience, and enjoy life. That is part of a healthy lifestyle too so don’t forget it. How could that happen if I am sitting in the corner, pouting, looking salty about eating my lightly salted low sodium crackers while everyone was indulging in the tastiest “must try” local treat? If I wanted to enjoy some special treat, that was fine. But I had to be committed that the trip could not recklessly be filled with them. For me, it was about knowing I can make.
This trip turned out to be fun. I had a great time with my family and stayed active and healthy the entire time just by taking a little time to plan ahead. It was an excellent reminder that I have to take care of myself wherever I am every day and stick to my commitments. When your healthy schedule is interrupted how do you handle that? Do you “travel healthy” or is your vacation a time to splurge?