In just a couple of days Mike and I will be taking the train out to Seattle for our honeymoon. It will be the first vacation we've taken together alone and probably about 4 years. The last time we took a vacation alone was our first dating anniversary trip up to Duluth Minnesota so we're super excited about it. But of course one thing I've been thinking of is how I'm going to keep a healthy balance on this vacation between treating my body right and enjoying myself.
I think the hardest thing about keeping a balance on this trip is that we are taking the train out to Seattle. This will be a 36 hour journey I think which means we'll be having four meals on the train each way. We're going to be bringing our own stuff which is nice because we're going to be paying the really high prices on the train and we'll be able to see what we want but there's only so much healthy stuff you can pack that will keep easily and not need to be heated up. There's also the thing about sitting for the whole entire trip basically. I'm sure we'll have time to get up and move around but there's only so much space to walk around on a train I can imagine without it getting a super boring and annoying to everyone else around you.
The good thing is that we don't leave until about 10:30 p.m. night on Monday which will give me plenty of time that morning to get a good workout in and just kind of prepare myself to sleep through that first night on the train. We only have one full day of travel on the train which is good so hopefully I'll get a little bit of moving around keeping my blood circulating and not get too bored. We’ll arrive in Seattle at 10 a.m. on the 3rd day of travel so it will be nice to finally get out of that train, stretch our legs and get some hot food.
The rest of the trip I'm going to be somewhat watching what I'm eating just to make sure that I'm getting some nutritious food but I won't be counting every single thing that goes into my face. Because it's our honeymoon and it's a new city to me and I want to enjoy it and everything has because I don't know when we'll get out there again or when it will be a vacation with just the two of us. There’s so much stuff that I'm excited to try so I'm not going to worry about if I’m going to gain weight. Because I probably will gain a little but it will easily come back off.
I also won't be working out as much as I am right now I'm hoping to get a run in with Mike once or twice. It will just depend on the weather because at this moment it's looking to be pretty rainy out there which I wouldn't mind running in the rain if I was back here but in a new place...I’m not sure sure. The place we are staying as great looking gym facility in it so I’ll be checking out that a couple of times (probably on those mornings where I wake up before Mike since I’m the early bird).
Another good thing is that we are going to be getting in a ton of walking on this vacation. We won't have a car out there so we're hoping to watch a lot of places will be staying right by Pike's Market Which Way lots of fun and even if we have to take public transportation to different places will still be walking around attractions and doing touristy things. So I'm sure once we get out there I'll be getting in my 10,000 steps at least every single day.
Let me know in the comments how you keep balance in mind while on vacation.