Okay okay, now before you start to say “but you're on holidays, the point of a holiday is to relax and have fun”, the idea of this blog ISNT to say you shouldn't relax and have fun on holidays, its simply to give you some pointers to staying on track and being accountable so that all your hard work doesn't go down the drain.
Even though I was on my honeymoon I still kept track of my macros (kind of) and while it was harder to track while over seas I mainly focused on meeting my protein macros to ensure I didn't lose much muscle. I also tried sticking to a maintenance calorie amount to ensure that my overall fat gain is was low as possible.
So here are my top tips for keeping on track while on your holiday..
The Flight – Make sure you take plenty of water and some healthy snacks/prepped meals for the flight! The meals on the flights are probably going to be TINY, I know mine was and 1 small meal on an 8 hour flight was not enough for me, so I packed something extra for the flight home. I also recommend taking at least 2L of water to drink for the flight so you don't end up dehydrated and feeling rubbish when you get to your destination.
Food – This was a hard one in Bali, one of the first things I did when I arrived was find a protein source, I know it sounds very cave man, but its true. Thanks to a mate I was able to find a place that sells whole BBQ chickens, it was a daily staple for me. There is always going to be a local place that will sell grilled or BBQ chicken, and if you really cant find one anywhere the last resort is to buy some meat at a supermarket and have the hotel cook it for you. I also took my EHPlabs – OxyWhey with me which I had at least 2 shakes a day.
While on holidays, eating out is basically guaranteed as you don't really have anywhere to cook your own food. The easiest way to not blow out on your calories is to make the right choices when ordering your food. Usually the way its cooked is what you need to look out for, watch out for deep fried food or food with creamy sauces. And if you want dessert, just don't have a big portion, that way you still can try it but without having to have all the calories.
Gym -The next must-do on my list was to find a gym. Its usually easy enough because most countries have gyms, so I decided to use the closest one to me which happened to be great. If you cant find a gym, I'm sure the hotel will have one, you may need to improvise some exercises because hotel gyms are usually small with limited equipment.
Obviously you wont be able to eat and train like you would at home but just do your best staying on track. Remember to not stress too much about it, you will have plenty time to get back into routine once you are home.