On Friday, I’m going to Scotland with m’lad (see what I did there?!?!) I am SO excited! Tom and I will be there for 8 days, and then will spend a day/night in Iceland on the way back. We’re in desperate need of a vacation. Okay, more so him. He works crazy hours to begin with, but this summer has been out of control. I hardly see him! Even on the weekends when we’re down the Cape he ends up having to work, and maybe I’m a horrible girlfriend, but I’d rather go to the beach by myself than sit at the house and watch him work… Getting my tan on=priority.
While I’m looking forward to relaxing, I naturally have some anxiety about working out and eating well. I’ve been to Scotland once before, and not to stereotype, because I LOVE Scotland and have Scottish blood, but… the food wasn’t very healthy. This was way before I went Paleo, and there was a lot of fish and chips involved on that trip. I mean, their national dish is “Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties” (haggis, potatoes and turnips) which bothers me for 2 reasons. 1) Haggis is not very tasty at all and 2) Haggis, Neeps and Tatties sounds like a porno.
This week, I’m doing a lot of planning as to how I will manage to stick with my “diet” when I’m over there. I’m sure I will be splurging a little (the place we’re staying at is known for their sticky toffee pudding, win) but I don’t want to take 1000 steps back. I’m going to be bringing plenty of snacks to have on hand in case I’m in a desperate situation. And because I eat all day long, let’s be honest. I’m going to do a big Trader Joe’s run and stock up on dried fruit, trail mix, nuts, dark chocolate (vacation….!) and am going to make a big batch of grain free granola as well.
We’re staying on a golf course, and they don’t allow golf carts! Amazing! I know we’ll be doing tons of walking on the course, and also doing exploring and walking a lot in general, but naturally I creeped the hotel’s website to make sure they have a gym. They do!
So fancy huh?! Dark red carpet, plaid curtains.
Does Lululemon make workout kilts?
I’m not planning on going crazy with exercise, especially since we’ll be doing so much walking, but I have to do something. Teaching spin after 10 days of not working out would truly suck. I might even try to work on my golf game.. but I’m mostly looking forward to wearing the obnoxious Argyll sweater vests that I bought (if you know me, you know that Argyll isn’t exactly my style..)
How do you guys stay on track when you’re on vacation? Do you totally splurge, stick totally to it, or find a happy medium? Do you bring prepared snacks? Let’s hear some tips!