Getting Back on Track

This morning, I woke up to snow. 

Yesterday, I was here.

Isla Verde Puerto Rico

My body is so confused.

And frankly, it’s angry with me.

I had an amazing weekend away with friends in Puerto Rico (more to come on that later this week) that was great for my soul. Thanks to Verizon barely working there, I was forced to unplug all weekend, which was really nice. I also laughed until I cried so many times that I think my ultimate demise will be from laughing while taking a sip on something and choking. There’s worse ways to go.

But I only ran once and I truly don’t think I had a green vegetable while there. Between that and lady problems, the amount of bloating I feel right now is pretty uncomfortable. I’m generally pretty good at staying on track on vacation, but, well, it just didn’t happen this time.

Pina Colada

Coverup: Lilly, obviously. My mother is a mind-reader and had actually bought this for me for my birthday before I even blogged about it. As soon as she read my post, she told me not to buy anything before my birthday!

Adios pina coladas, it’s back to the treadmill for me.

Are you good at staying on track on vacation? Also, more importantly, what’s your favorite tropical drink? I have to say, our hotel made some killer peach sangria.

24 comments on “Getting Back on Track

  1. Meghan

    I need to get back on track from winter. I’ve been slacking so much on exercise and healthy eating due to the 900 feet of snow we have in Boston!
    I love Dark n Stormy’s!

  2. Katie

    I leave for orlando tomorrow (princess half on sunday). And I don’t know how well I’ll stay on track. I’m going with 3 friends, 2 of whom are getting married this year, and one of whom is a doctor….so that sounds healthy. But we all went to college together, and sometimes its fun to pretend we are freshmen again. So who knows!

    When I go on Mexican vacations with my parents its a good balance of decadent dinners, but I also get at least 4 miles running or walking each day. So I don’t feel too bad.

  3. Shawna

    minus the nighttime shenanigans that always seem to ensue on vacations, esp if they’re girls’ trips, i’m actually pretty good about sticking to a healthy diet and exercise regimen. not sure if it’s because i’m asleep half the day and so i just generally don’t eat too much, or if it’s because i convince myself that any workout is better than continuing to sleep, and so even an exhausted 4-mile run feels like a victory…but i usually can push through, thankfully. but i think it’s okay to allow yourself some element of reprieve from it all on vaca, and just enjoy whatever you want to do, knowing you’ll pick back up when you’re home.

  4. Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat

    So jealous of vaca, I need a warm escape!

    I am actually usually pretty good on vacation, especially one that involves a bikini because if I drink/eat too much and don’t work out I know I will feel uncomfortable in such minimal clothing! So that is usually my saving grace for not going overboard. But hey it’s vacation and if you have blast that is all that matters in the scheme of things, right?

  5. Nikki

    I’m headed for the Dominican Republic in 17 days (but who’s counting?!) and your picture is making me so anxious to go!!!

    Eating-wise, I am really good about staying on track Sunday through Thursday, but Friday and Saturday I go so far off-track, it’s hard to find my way back! Still trying to figure out my best balance there. I just wish you could totally counterbalance a crap diet with solid workouts — I’m really good about staying on track there!

  6. Katie @ Live Half Full

    I try to stay active on vacation, but when it comes to food I like to live it up. I used to try to restrict myself but that backfired, letting myself enjoy actually helps me to feel better and come back feeling good.

  7. Lauren @ Beautiful Plant-Based Life

    I (usually) stay on track while on vacation by preparing all breakfasts and some luches/dinners myself. Since we live in a tiny NYC apartment, my husband and I often rent vacation homes when we travel. I start my day with a filling, healthy breakfast before we head out for the day. I also pack nuts, fruit, and homemade granola bars in my bag and we end up preparing a couple meals back at the vacation rental. This home-away-from-home approach is the answer for us. Local food is one of the reasons we travel (and what we look forward to most!), but it’s nice to know that we have healthy options “at home”.

  8. Vicky

    OK, that drink is a big as your head! Now that’s a vacation drink! I do love a good sangria.

    On vacation I try to order “vacation food” only 1 meal a day, then try to stick as close as I can to whole, sane food the rest of the day. That works well for me, vacation is rarely more than a week, so I figure I’d better enjoy it while I’m there!

  9. joelle (on a pink typewriter)

    Sometimes, it is just nice to relax and not worry about exercising or how unhealthy the fries might be. 🙂 I usually eat pretty healthy on vacation, but occasionally not doing so is a-okay in my book. I went to Hawaii in the midst of my half training last month, and only ran one time (oops). Laughing is def cardio though….

  10. Irina

    I was in Puerto Rico in January. In Old San Juan, there was a bar called “Marilyn’s,” after Marilyn Monroe, and they made the BEST mojitos.

  11. Laura

    I’m heading to PR in three weeks so I was excited to see your post! I’m great at exercising while on vacation, but not so great about overindulging in the food. I usually feel sick by the end because I’ve eaten soo much. I’m better in tropical places where’ there’s ceviche and fresh fruit.

  12. Alexis

    Happy birthday!!! Yay for February 1983 and celebrating on a beach :). Mine is the 28th and I’ll be in Mexico! I hope this year is full of success, love, and (even more) laughter. You deserve it! 🙂

  13. Nikki @ will run for pizza

    Depends on the vacation and who i’m with really. My last vacay was a week long beach vacation with a bunch of friends. A few of them are runners, and running on the beach = somuchfun, so it was easy to keep on track with workouts. Now, eating was a whole different story! All the seafood won. 🙂

  14. Mitch

    Nobody’s perfect most especially when going on a vacation. Even the most healthiest man or women can sometimes go off track. The most important thing is that you enjoyed yourself : )


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