Its finally here! The trip of a lifetime! Vegas baby. Your bags are packed and you are ready to go! The bucket list trip you have been dreaming about for months is finally about to happen! You cannot wait to tour the fanciest hotels, jaw-dropping attractions and experience the stunning glitz and glamour that Las Vegas, Nevada has to offer!
To get ready for this trip you have been busting your butt in the gym and eating healthy to get that bathing suit body ready! Now how the heck do you not let all your hard work go to waste?!
For starters, staying healthy and fit on vacation in Sin City does NOT need to be demanding or hard. Obviously you want to enjoy yourself, so let loose a little bit and let some of the temptation in Vegas get to you!
Vegas is known for its food, all you can eat buffets, and the nightlife.
The last thing you want to do is go to Vegas and NOT enjoy yourself because you are too busy trying to find time to work out and looking for healthier restaurant options for every meal. So how do balance the lure of Las Vegas and staying in shape?
1. The 20-30 minute workout
Many of the hotels in Las Vegas have a gym located within them. So get in there in the am, get in a great 30 minute FULL body workout, and call it a day. Check out some great hotel options!
Total Body Conditioning:
3 sets of 15 Dumbbell Thrusters
superset: 30 second plank
3 sets of 15 bicep curls
superset: 20 front to back lunges (ea. leg)
3 sets of 15 dumbbell chest press
superset: 30 russian twists (ea. side)
3 sets of 15 front raises
superset: 20 dips
You do not want to be super sore while on your vacation, but you also want to make the most of your workout as well.
You can even do a workout in your hotel room!
Warm up: 20 jumping lunges followed by 20 push ups.
3 sets of 15 squats with your suitcase (or something on the heavier side)
3 sets of 15 inverted push ups
3 sets of 15 towel bridges (for the hamstrings)
3 sets of 15 mountain climbers
You can also do a whole ab routine without needing any equipment at all!
Try a Tabata circuit where you complete 30 reps of an exercise, take a 10 second rest and repeat. Do this 3-4x per exercise!
30 seconds of crunches
10 second rest
30 seconds of leg raises
10 second rest
30 seconds of toe touches
10 second rest
30 seconds of flutter kicks
10 second rest
Go to a fitness class! With all the gyms near by you can easily find a class that sparks your interest and pay a drop in rate!
Hit the trails or the sidewalk! There is so much to see while in Vegas you might as well go for a walk and take it all in! There are also so many trails you can check out. Download the ALL TRAILS APP to find beautiful and scenic trails to hike on!
2. Vegas DOES have a healthy side
There is no reason to not enjoy the food in Las Vegas. But instead of diving head first into every unhealthy option, try swapping one or two meals for a healthier version. So if you know you want something delicious and packed full of calories for dinner, have a healthier breakfast and lunch. There are also many healthy grocery stores located in Vegas. Try picking up some items for snacking this way if you get hungry between meals you have something nutritious.
3. Drink, but make sure you drink WATER also.
Lets talk about the elephant in the room. Alcohol. Packed full of calories. Here is the deal. I am not going to tell you if you are going to drink you HAVE to drink vodka waters (the least amount of calorie alcoholic beverage). I personally am not a hard liquor kind of girl. My drink of choice is actually beer. But honestly, if you are eating a healthy breakfast and lunch, working out for at least 20-30 minutes, your body is not going to morph into something its not.
It will also be extremely hot. I mean it’s Vegas. So you will be sweating a ton. Alcohol will only aid in dehydration. Try having one drink, drink a glass of water, then order your second. Dehydration is not only harmful to your body but it also slows down your metabolism and can increase bloating. So yes, you are obviously going to break the seal by going to the bathroom multiple times BUT you will be keeping yourself hydrated and keeping your metabolism up to par.
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