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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?? 

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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. 

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How to Have a Healthy Vacation!

Ah.....vacation! Sounds nice doesn't it!  Well you know what doesn't sound nice, going away for a week, and then coming back miserable and down on yourself because you put on all the pounds you worked so hard to shed so that you looked good on said vacation! 

So....since we are nearing vacation season, I'm here to tell you how you can have a HEALTHY VACATION!

Say what?? 

I know....but it's a real thing, and it's an awesome thing! And when you are living a healthy lifestyle, (not just on a diet to lose weight for said vacation, but it's just the life you live), then having a healthy vacation is actually an EASY thing to do! 

How to make any vacation a healthy one! A vacation doesn't have to be a place where you let yourself go, and overindulge! Try some of these tips to make your next vacation an active and enjoyable one from @brittanysuell

Here's a couple of posts I wrote last summer about Working Out While on Vacation, & Planning to Eat Healthy Foods on Vacation!

Now, you might be thinking....but I don't want to "hold back" from indulging while on vacation! Or I don't want to run on the treadmill...it's a vacation for goodness sakes!

Let me start by saying, as far as food goes, there's a balance of enjoying vacation foods, while also not throwing away all you have been working on through those winter months! And as far as a treadmill! OMG! I would never suggest you get on a treadmill while on vacation!

Let me share some awesome ways to make your next vacation a Healthy one, and these won't be things you dread that's for sure! 

1st-Pick a location that has good weather and awesome scenery, so you will want to be outside the entire time! There's just something about being outside around nature that makes you want to eat fruits and veggies, and do physical, active things! 

2nd-Plan "active" things for you and the family to do! 

-Hiking

-Swimming

-Paddle Boarding or any boating really

-Rent bikes and go on a town tour

-skiing

-snorkeling

3rd-Take in the scenery, and go for a family run, walk, or bike. If you are in walking distance to your location, then walk together, as a family! 

4th-Don't plan your entire trip around food, but rather fun activities for the family to do together

5th-If you are driving to your destination specifically, but really no matter what your travel plans are, pack up healthy and easy to travel with snacks! (EXAMPLES: Fruit, Dried Fruit, Homemade Larabars, nuts). It's easy to grab "crap" from gas stations or airport stores to snack on while traveling. Instead, eat your prepared healthy snacks, and save the unhealthy for those yummy vacation desserts you want to have!

6th-At most resorts or places that provide food, they have a great selection of fruits and veggies! Enjoy them! These yummy foods that will taste great and keep you full have been prepped for you! You don't have to wash, cut up, skin, or whatever you do to your fruits and vegetables, so go crazy and eat them up! 

7th-Get the entire family involved and cook dinners together! Don't go out for every single meal! When you cook, it's easier to eat better! 

So basically, plan to be active with the entire family! Think about what you will eat before you go on vacation, so that you know what to say yes to, and what you can live without! 

Over the past several years since my life has changed to a more healthy lifestyle, I now look for vacations where I can do lots of active things with my family! I love to find activities that we have never done, and experience them together! I LOVE to go on outdoor runs in new locations! I will usually even look up yoga classes, or some local workout class and try to take advantage of those (I always like taking from different instructors). 

Here's a few examples of places I have been recently and how we have made them healthy vacations:

Austin, Texas -extended weekend to a Spa Resort. Instead of the pampering package, we chose the active package! This gave us access to personal trainers and the workout classes/gym! It was great! We also tried Paddle Board Yoga together, and ended up loving Paddle Boarding so much that we rented them another day just for fun. 

How to make any vacation a healthy one! A vacation doesn't have to be a place where you let yourself go, and overindulge! Try some of these tips to make your next vacation an active and enjoyable one from @brittanysuell

 

Destin, Florida -1 week vacation to a rent house with our extended family. We bought our own groceries and planned to eat out for only two meals. Each morning my mom, sister and I went for a run and then made smoothies while sitting on the porch in the amazing Florida weather! We walked just about everywhere! We rented bikes, paddle boards, and of course, took another paddle board Yoga class! We even did family workouts around the pool at night! Yoga, and then some agility workouts that I led them in! May sound weird, but we had a blast working out together as a family. Then of course we finished our Yoga class with Pina Coladas and Margaritas! 

How to make any vacation a healthy one! A vacation doesn't have to be a place where you let yourself go, and overindulge! Try some of these tips to make your next vacation an active and enjoyable one from @brittanysuell

 

Colorada Bend State Park, Texas -2 day camping trip with my husband and son. We were outside the entire time because we were camping, and that automatically makes you won't to be active. We did a 6+mile hike as a family. We packed out lunch, and I packed lots of healthy snacks! Easy, Peasy! 

How to make any vacation a healthy one! A vacation doesn't have to be a place where you let yourself go, and overindulge! Try some of these tips to make your next vacation an active and enjoyable one from @brittanysuell

 

WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL HEALTHY AND ACTIVE VACATION GETAWAY!??

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