I have been back from vacation for about two weeks and kind of fell off on my Wellness Wednesday post.  Why is it so hard to get back into your normal groove after vacationing? Sigh.  Any who, I had the opportunity to visit my BFF in Philly the first week of July.  I was super excited to see her and more importantly I was excited to try all the vegetarian and vegan spots she always tells me about.  I was probably a little too excited because I gained 8lbs in one week!!! I knew I was over doing it but I guess I didn’t care because at the time I was in foodie heaven. I seriously went in…

Those are just a few snap shots of my over indulgence.  That cookie, OMG if you visit Philly make sure you stop by the Pennsylvania General Store but just limit yourself to one cookie not three like me, lol.  The majority of my trip I only ate vegan and vegetarian foods but needless to say I still packed on the pounds.  I had already made plans to start working out with a personal trainer when I returned to Miami so maybe subconsciously I rationalized what I was doing as being okay.  Either way that will never ever happen again.

I going out of town again in the next few weeks and I intend to have a game plan.

1.  Stick with my normal routine, buy organic fruit and veggies juices for breakfast.  I normally juice every morning but I won’t have that luxury on my upcoming trip.

2. Do not slack off just because I’m “out of town”; it’s so easy to fall off a little because you’re in a new place and want to try new things.

3. Research local restaurants prior to my trip so I will know what my options are before hand, plan on eating mostly vegetarian and vegan meals, don’t go overboard on carbs. 

4.  Stay away from fast food, I always rely on french fries when I feel like I’m out of options.

5. Don’t eat just because the group is eating, this always happens when I travel with other people.

6. Stick with my daily water routine of 100oz a day, no matter what!

I know for sure on my next trip I will be better prepared, especially since I have been working my butt off trying to get rid of these extra 8lbs.  I will say they actually weren’t noticeable but I decided why be good when I know I can be great!  If you follow me on IG, FB and Twitter you might have seen pics and video of me working out.  Admittedly, I was more out of shape than I expected when I first started working out with my trainer which was disappointing.  However we just started week three and I can already notice a difference in my stamina and drive.  I can’t wait to see how much I will have progressed in the next three to six months.

My workout struggle faces are priceless!  With it being summer time I know many people have trips planned.  Do you have any clean eating travel tips? If so share some of your tips below in the comments so we can all make better decisions.


  1. Toni Carr

    Well you looking great to me.. I wish I had abs so tight and flat! Keep up the great work girly, and no it's noticeable any that you might have gained! Looking fab!

  2. I went on vacation in June and gained 7 pounds and fell completely off the wagon! I have not exercised since then & honesty I haven't had a piece of fruit since then either lol. I'm going to push myself to get back on track.

  3. You are looking all kinds of FAB Shea!! I know what you mean about letting yourself go crazy when on vacation! I just came back from a weekend in Chicago, and I ate like I lost my mind! LOL! I'm back on track now.

  4. I'm so glad that you wrote this. I have made great progress before a trip and decided to eat as if I were on vacation mode even after vacation! Totally negated my progress! I will glean off your self discipline.

  5. Its difficult to get back on track once you fall off the healthy eating wagon. I started eating healthy again two weeks ago. I eliminated meats from my diet and limit my intake of rice. It was a struggle, but I went to the grocery store today and bought mangoes instead of cheetos lol lol my Friday snack of choice. This week I went out to dinner and did not feel badly as my friends ordered a juicy steak. Starting week 3 meatless whooooo.

  6. I am exactly the same as soon as I go out of town, i eat everything, I eat when everyone eats and I never drink enough water.

    I am so good at home as I have a set routine and at work, I have a cold drinks machine like 2feet away from me and that means I drink water all day.

    I am going away soon and I will definitely try my best to make better choices and drinks lots of water.

    Good luck on your next trip and let us know how you get on.


  7. HI, I find that the app MyFitnessPal helps me out a lot. I am not on a diet nor am I really counting calories but knowing how much I'm consuming helps me stay on track and be accountable. When I see my meals logged in and how well I'm eating, it pushes me to keep on doing it! I also like that the MFP community is very helpful and want to see others succeed in their healthy eating lifestyle. Also, as far as traveling, I stick to fish, veggies, and fruits and I may have a hamburger opting to eat one bun or none at all. I don't let the I'm on vacation/out of town deter me. If I want to indulge in something I know is crazy high in fat and calories I eat half but if it's Paciugo (Gelato) I'm eating it all lol!!! I LOVE Mexican and Italian food so I really have to watch out when I am eating my favorite dishes! You look fabulous and you make planking look fab, too!

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