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3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation

So there's this theory out there that hasn't really been solved. People, even experts have their opinions, but no one has said which is the end all be all when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. The theory....MODERATION!  When it comes to living healthy, eating healthy, does the common term, "Do everything in moderation" really apply. I have read that yes, you should have a cheat day or meal. Then I have read that ABSOLUTELY NOT! 

Being that I am sugar free, and know that sugar is addictive, when it comes to healthy eating, I lean more towards the strict healthy lifestyle, no cheat days, and moderation is not good. 

Now I will say that I do eat sweets, but they are healthy and sugar free! To me that is learning to live a healthy lifestyle. Feeding the sweet tooth with healthy foods rather than sugary, fattening foods! I have an entire list of SUGAR-FREE HEALTHY, Sweet Recipes here! Try them out! They will feed that sweet tooth, but you aren't "cheating." 

I have a similar theory when it comes to vacationing! I LOVE traveling and taking vacations! But since really jumping in to a healthy and active lifestyle, just as much as travel is one of my personal and family values, so is being active. So even on vacation, I find sugar free treats to enjoy, I eat well, and I workout and/or do active things. It's not as a chore either, it's because I LOVE IT and it's become my lifestyle. In the past I shared ways to making working out on vacation fun, HERE, and ways to make eating healthy on vacation easier, HERE

Today, I'm sharing 3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation! 

Since my husband and I are headed out on our first post-baby (he's 16months old) vacation together next week, this is at the forefront of my mind!

These are personal things that I think will make your vacation more fun, while also staying healthy! 3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation with Brittany Suell

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1. Healthy Snacks! 

This tip is not only good for your body, but for your budget! Vacationing, and buying ALL of your food there can get expensive! Save your wallet and take care of yourself by planning healthy snacks! 

3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation with Brittany Suell

 

Next week I will be traveling with these yummy Hemp Heart Bites from Manitoba Harvest! These things are packed full of goodness! 10grams of protein and 10grams of Omega-3 & 6 in each serving! Plus they taste amazing and are easy to travel with. They don't melt while out in the Texas heat which is a great thing when vacationing in Texas! Even my son loves them! He has actually been hogging them most of the time! 

3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation with Brittany Suell

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Snag some hemp hearts for you and your family and get 15% off when you order! These are great to send to school with the kids either for a snack or in their lunchbox! 

2. A Good Pair of Pants

Now we all know that leggings are the go-to choice of pants these days, but what's even better, an amazing pair of pants made of flexible, breathable, water resistance material! That has several pockets, comes in great colors, and can go for cuteness, or comfort! 

3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation with Brittany Suell

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I absolutely love the color and fit of these Prana Meme pants from their Fall Zion Collection. You can also take advantage of a discount from Prana by using code: LiveInPrana15 for 15% off through September 30th! 

These pants are going to be awesome for days when we are flying by the seat of our pants. Going out on adventures! They will be comfy for walking around town, or hanging at a coffee shop, while also working perfect if we decide to go for a hike or bike ride!  Since all of our activities are surprises being planned by my husband, I want to be prepared and these pants are sure to help me do that! 

3. Workout Plans

The best thing about vacations. (well maybe not the best, but as far as fitness and working out) You can try new workouts that might not be offered in your town. You can take classes from different instructors. You can try out various gyms, etc. Or even if you don't want to go to a specific class, why not look up fun, active things to do on your vacation! Where you will be having SO MUCH FUN you will forget you are actually working out! 

I love to take Yoga classes in new towns, and get different instructors perspectives. I love working out or running in new outdoor areas, and with my husband. I love going paddle boarding, or maybe taking a Barre class, which aren't things that are offered in my city. So plan those things! Make them a fun activity you do on vacation! 

I know we will for sure go paddle boarding, hiking, and maybe rent bikes! These are all easy and fun things that will make your vacation healthy & fun! 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO ON VACATION OR MUST-HAVE ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR VACAY HAPPY & HEALTHY?? 

@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!

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Disclaimer: Hemp Hearts and Prana products were provided to me by Manitoba Harvest & Prana through my partnership with Fit Approach as a Sweat Pink Ambassador, in exchange for an honest review of their products. 

I'm linking up with Jill Conyers and the Fit Switch for the Fit Dish Party! 

What Does #LeaveYourLegacy Mean to You?

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So as you know, when I launched the new blog rebrand in mid-January, a big part of that brand is: 

Live a life that is about more than you! Be Bold, Be Strong, Be Courageous, and Leave a Legacy for those you love! @brittanysuell

Now, I have  had time to mull this over, toss it around, and really evaluate what it means to me to #LeaveYourLegacy. So today, I'm going to share what it means to me, and I hope that at the end of this post that you can share with me what LEAVING A HEALTHY AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLE LEGACY means to you.  

Live a life that is about more than you! Be Bold, Be Strong, Be Courageous, and Leave a Legacy for those you love! @brittanysuell 

When I think about what kind of Legacy I want to leave, so many things come to mind. 

First off, who am I LEAVING a LEGACY for!?!

The obvious answer is my family. My son (future children). Beyond those that are closest to me that I love the most though, I want to impact even more than that. Even if it's only in small ways, I want my LEGACY to trickle into other's lives. My friends, those that I teach, my blog followers, even strangers that I just have random (fate) encounters with. I want to live a LIFESTYLE that is real, and bold enough that people can see the depth of me and pick up on little pieces of that, that can change their lives. 

Secondly, what kind of LEGACY am I LEAVING!?

I want to be strong, bold, courageous. I want to be a pursuer of goals, a dreamer, a person who thrives in the adventures (whether big or small) of life. I want to be real, and authentic. I want my children to grow up knowing that they can do anything that they set their minds to. Anything that they have vision for, they can pursue. I want people to see the go-getter-ness within me, and be inspired to push a little harder, and go a little further to achieve their dreams and desires. Mostly, I want to leave a LEGACY that impacts lives, upon lives, upon lives to come. I want to be real in who I am, in my health, and fitness goals. I want people to know that they can get healthy and active, no matter where they are starting. And I want them to see that living a healthy and active lifestyle really means that they will be living their best, most successful life possible. 

WHY? Why does all of this mean so much to me? 

I believe that when we are living a healthy & active lifestyle, that we are able to live Our Best Life. Our Happiest Life. Our Most Successful Life. Wondering why I say that?? Because when we are healthy and active, we have more self confidence. When we are moving, and doing things that are good for ourselves, taking care of our bodies, then we feel secure, and confident. Which means that we will love ourselves, which means that it will be easier for our children to love themselves and be confident just by watching us. When we are healthy and active, we are able to move, and do so many things. We have the ability to take chances, enjoy life's adventures, and even simpler than that, not be afraid to get on the floor or run around the yard with our children. When we are healthy, we spend less money on doctor bills, surgeries, and diseases, which means we have more money in our pockets. And although, of course money isn't the key to all happiness, it does ease our minds of worry and stress and make us feel happier in life. When we are healthy & active, we are not afraid to face life head on. We are able to be BOLD, CONFIDENT, STRONG people who go after their dreams, and that, that makes us HAPPY!

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Live a life that is about more than you! Be Bold, Be Strong, Be Courageous, and Leave a Legacy for those you love! @brittanysuell

So there you have it! That's What kind of Legacy I want to leave! That's why my life vision is "Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy" 

So will you join me!?!

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Tell me, what kind of legacy will you leave? and why is it important?

CHALLENGE: Share with others! If you are a blogger, blog about What #LeaveYourLegacy means to you. Otherwise, post on your Facebook page, or post a photo on instagram or twitter, and tag me! #LeaveYourLegacy @BrittanySuell I want to know what kind of Legacy you will leave! 

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