Hello lovely people! I’m so happy you’ve come across this post because it’s something that I’ve been wanting to share with you all for a very long time. Just like anyone else would I’m preparing for a tropical vacation that’s coming up very soon, and by preparing I mean getting my butt into shape! I’m generally very good about staying in shape (eating right and exercising) but I took a loooong 3-month break between July and October this year so now I have a little more work to do for my vacay.
My fitness journey is going to be exactly one month long, starting one month from the day that I hop on my plane. I will be watching very carefully what I eat and also starting my regular 5-7 days a week home workouts. Today I’d like to share with you what my eating schedule looks like in a day, meal and snack ideas, and the types of workouts that I’ll be doing.
If you’re going on a vacation over the holidays that includes swimwear and a beach and you feel like getting fit before you go then this post might be perfect for you! Let’s get in shape together shall we?!
WHAT MY EATING SCHEDULE LOOKS LIKE
*I eat every 2 to 3 hours to speed up my metabolism and ensure that I always have energy!*
(note that you shouldn’t be eating less than 2-3 hours before you sleep!)
MEAL & SNACK IDEAS
Aside from starting to workout again the other major change in my lifestyle during this fitness journey will be what I’m eating. I’ve decided to minimize the amount of carbohydrates that I eat as well as cut out as many sweets and junk food that I can (aside from the few cheat days that might occur). Here are the main foods that I will be holding back from for the month:
Juice and Pop (I don’t drink soda but I’ll include it anyway)
Some of these foods make up large parts of our everyday meals and snacks so below are some ideas on what you CAN eat!
Fried egg and avocado.
Egg whites with spinach, tomato, cheese.
Banana, strawberry, almond milk, vanilla breakfast shake smoothie.
2 slices of turkey bacon with a grilled avocado.
Mixed berries, almond milk, vanilla or strawberry breakfast shake smoothie.
Scrambled eggs with cheese, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
Seared tomatoes and mushrooms and fried egg.
Pre-packed salads (with a small amount of dressing).
Sautéed veggies with kale & spinach sausage.
Seared tomatoes with sausage or other meat.
Spinach salad with mushrooms, tomato, and balsamic vinegar.
A lot of the time I just bring left over dinner for lunch which includes some form of meat (chicken, fish, pork) and a side of veggies or salad.
I’m no chef so I don’t have any specific ideas for dinner, but I usually just eat some type of salad (caesar, kale, thai) with a portion of meat (chicken, fish, pork, beef).
Cherry tomatoes with sliced cheese
Half an apple with peanut butter
Banana (can be with peanut butter)
Small handful of almonds
Grapes and sliced cheese
When I really get into a proper schedule I usually workout 5-7 times a week alternating abs/arms days with full body days (abs/arms/legs). I always make sure to be energized with a small snack before my workouts and to drink water throughout as well. My workouts come before dinner and my last snack of the day! Let me know in the comments if you would like to see a list of the workouts I do.
I’m a firm believer in working hard for what you want and I guarantee that if you stay determined and on track you can definitely achieve your goals! Feel free to use my Contact Form or DM me on my social media accounts if you have any questions or suggestions! I would love to hear from some of you! You can stay up to date with my progress by following me on Instagram and watching my Insta-Stories.