So I am back from Hawaii and boy howdy was it fabulous. The key to keeping fit is to "don't go on changing" just because of circumstance such as:
Sickness (my rule is: fever: no exercise. chest cold: no exercise. head cold: exercise, headache: exercise)
Just be willing to adjust accordingly. The day we left for Hawaii, I got up at 6 (I hate getting up early) to get in a run and little lifting session. Mid way through our vacation, I was required to run an 18 miler. I am proud to say I did it (but all day it was hanging over my head...while everyone went home to relax, I put on my shoes and did my thang). The day we left for home, I set the alarm for 7, and did my run and took one last swim.
I am not bragging in anyway, I am trying to inspire. We all have things that come up...but remember to "don't go on changing" or nothing will change.
So while in Hawaii, we rode 26 miles down a winding road from the volcano at 10000 feet (okay that was pretty easy and had minimal cardio value...see picture of our ridiculous helmets), road our beach cruisers to the beach, swam in the ocean and walked a ton. And while that was all fun...I also continued my running and even swam some laps at the pool.
No worries about gaining weight or getting out of a routine because everything stayed the same!
My sister-n-law, Nikki and brother Mike had a great idea too while we were there. They shared every meal (when we were out). Not only did they eat half the calories but they saved 50% on their food...now that is hip!
No get to it...and get fit.