Over the last few months since I have been using The Healthy Mummy plans I have lost a total of 29kg which I am so happy about.
I hope I can inspire some of you lovely ladies to keep going with your health and fitness journey. I thought I wouldn’t lose much more weight but I have really surprised myself.
My blog today is about travelling and having a holiday while being on a weight loss journey. I recently flew down to Sydney for a couple of days and found a few tips and tricks that helped me that I would like to share with you all next time you take a short trip or long holiday away from home.
Cat’s travelling tips
Instead of taking a million tubs of healthy mummy smoothie mix with me on my trip I decided to label and bag up clip seal bags with different dry mixes of smoothies so all I needed to was add milk, ice and blend! I bought myself an electric hand mixer. It took up virtually no space in the suitcase and worked amazingly.
While away on holidays it really is important to plan meals, while being away from home it becomes way too easy to say “Oh, let’s just get takeaway.” Try planning a few quick meals with bags of Salad from Coles or Woollies and even using BBQ chickens when in a time pinch.
Think about your goal and keep it in mind especially while you are on holidays. Don’t lose focus of your long term plan.
Holidays are an awesome opportunity to take advantage of “incidental exercise” by sight-seeing, shopping, going to theme parks or zoos with the kids etc. Take advantage of this, wear some comfy shoes and go for it. You will burn calories while having fun, catching up with friends and family or seeing new things.
Enjoy your holiday, enjoy seeing your friends and family and enjoy the new things your holiday has to offer even if that means meals out at restaurants.
As I said before just keep your long term goal in mind and make healthy choices, most places do offer healthy alternatives now. While we were out in Sydney I ordered Grilled Salmon and Asian salad. As much as I was tempted by the Schnitzel, Chips and Gravy I really needed to keep in mind where I am going and how that would affect me. I still stole a few chips off the kid’s plates, I still enjoyed them, but I didn’t gorge myself and I didn’t feel bloated and horrible afterwards.
Another tip is not to worry about what others think of you or make you feel ashamed of making healthy choices. They might call it “not living” or “not enjoying life” but at the end of the day, each to their own and you need to work towards YOUR goal at YOUR pace.