Here at New Image Camps, we give our campers all of the tools they need to continue a healthy lifestyle. All New Image campers attend fitness classes, nutrition and cooking lessons, and behavior modification classes. They also go home with a New Image booklet that contains a broad foundation of nutrition knowledge, sample menus, and great recipes to use at home.
With spring break coming up, it’s understandable that people will be taking vacations or just spending the week off at home. This is not a time or excuse to pause all of the hard work and dedication you have put in to continue your weight loss journey back at home. Here are suggestions for you to use while you’re on break, whether you’re going away or not, to ensure that you will be maintaining this healthy lifestyle while still having a fun and relaxing break!
Keep your body moving: During a week off from school, it’s definitely tempting to relax and be lazy-whether it’s being lazy by the pool or being lazy on your couch at home. Don’t let yourself get too comfortable with this. Keep your momentum going. If you’re on vacation, wake up just 30 minutes early and get in some exercise before you start your day. Utilize the hotel gym, go running outside if you’re somewhere where the weather is nice, or do some floor workouts in the comfort of the room where you are staying. If you’re spending your break at home, this could be the time for you to discover other fun ways to work out in your neighborhood. Take a really cool class that you haven’t had time to take because it interfered with school!
Resist the urge to splurge: A lot of times, fun family vacations mean cool restaurants with great food. At the same time, being at home all week during break, you could also end up going to cool and fun restaurants to give yourself something to do. Try and find a healthy and tasty dish on the menu. Most restaurants will be accommodating to some modifications to a dish. If you’re tempted to order something on the menu that is high in calories and fat and served in a large portion, why don’t you try splitting it with someone else, eating half and taking home the leftovers, or even ordering a yummy appetizer as your entre! Only go out to get ice cream once and get one scoop with minimal toppings. Share a small dessert with the rest of your family!
Give yourself a compromise: Having one treat a day while on vacation is okay! But, try and compromise with yourself. If you’re going to get a treat that is high in calories, you can walk to get it! If you know you’re going to a good restaurant and want dessert at dinner, then have a healthy lunch and breakfast!
Enjoy yourself: You’re on vacation! Have fun and relax! And be healthy while doing so! It’ll be worth it in the end when you get back to school and get back into your routine of eating healthy and working out daily. A week can easily get you off track and then all the hard work you’ve put in would be pushed back. It’s not worth it! Keep up a healthy body and a healthy mind when you’re on break!