Let’s face it, we all want to reach a healthy goal weight and to be physically fit. The idea of looking better, feeling better, and being healthier is appealing to anyone. Working towards getting fit? That’s where we tend to struggle. We always get off to a great start especially after the start of a new year, but it can be hard to stay motivated especially during a vacation. Here are 3 tips to help you stay motivated to lose weight and get fit.
1. Use Your Trip For Inspiration – Stop telling yourself “I’ll never lose the weight in time” or “I’ll start after my vacation.” Now is the time to start. Think about how awesome it would be to lose a bit of weight and to get fit in time for your trip. You can lounge on the beach while showing off some skin you may have been too shy to show in the past. You can walk all around town without getting tired as easily. If you start to lose weight and get fit before your trip, your trip may end up being even more enjoyable.
2. Buy A Swim Suit – Sure, it may only be winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy a swimsuit and plan ahead for when you have that perfect beach body. This is also a great idea if you plan to take a vacation sometime in the summer. You may have to wait a few more months before you see them in most retail stores, but there are some online retailers that sell swimsuits year round. You could also try a sporting goods store that might have them in stock for swim teams. Opt to buy one that’s a size too small — it will encourage you to lose more weight to fit into it and look your best.
3. Plan Ahead – Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean your body should be too. Plan ahead ways to stay on track throughout your vacation. Make it fun such as participating in sports while on vacation and trying out new healthy or even vegetarian/vegan restaurants.
Guest Author: Ann Shirley
Ann Shirley is an avid traveler and freelance writer from New York.
Photo by Nina Hale.