Fitness Travel

How To Stay On Track While You’re On Vacation

September 4, 2015

** Today we’re doing something new (yay newness!). Here is Gymbags and Jetlags’ FIRST EVER GUEST POST featuring the lovely Kerstin from Miss GetAway. Enjoy!

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Aloha everyone! My name is Kerstin and on my blog,, I write about Travel- and Lifestyle. When Pia asked me if I wanted to do a guest-post on her blog I immediately said yes. Duh, thanks for the opportunity girl!

So I today I want to talk you through some tips on how to stay on track while you are on vacation. I think we all know the scenario: We work hard, go to the gym and eat healthy all year round but once we board the plane and head into our vacation all those healthy habits get pushed over board – we only want to enjoy ourselves, right?

The problem is once we come back from vacation we struggle with getting back into our habits and routines! But what if I tell you that you can actually stick to your healthy diet/gym routine AND have the vacation of your lifetime?



1. Walk, walk, walk

There’s no better way to explore a city than to walk and discover everything by foot. It’s free, it allows you to see more apart from the sightseeing spots only and additionally to that it keeps you in shape and burns those calories. Win-win situation I’d say.

2. Share your piece of cake

Who am I to tell you that you should not eat cake, ice cream, pasta & co. Please do it! But what about sharing a piece of cake with your loved one or going for one scoop of ice-cream instead of three? That way you can still try everything you want but you don’t go overboard with it.

3. The Hotel Gym/Pool

If you are very keen on sticking to your workout routine then you might want to check out the hotel gym. Most hotels offer at least a few cardio and strength gadgets that you can use in the morning before heading to have a heavenly breakfast.

4. Choose adventure

Instead of just relaxing on the pool I usually go for a rather adventurous kind of vacation. I know a friend who managed to keep on track while in Hawaii by booking snoreling trips through this company and swimming for hours each day! A cheap way of keeping on track is hiring a bike. Whether this means heading out for a bike to have the best view, renting a bike to cruise along the beaches or going on a sight-seeing run – when opting for that kind of activities you’ll have the fun of your life PLUS work your bum.

5. Don’t forget that beauty sleep

When on vacation we usually stay up very late to party or want to sleep in because we cannot do that back home. Sleeping in is fine – as long as you don’t sleep until 11 am for two weeks because I promise you’ll have the hardest time getting back to your usual schedule! Try to have some days of sleeping in but slowly get back into getting up early-ish so you won’t deviate from your habits too much.

What do you do to stay on track while you’re on vacation? Want to guest post too!?

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  • missgetaway September 4, 2015 at 11:40

    Thanks so much again Pia. Has been so much fun working with you 🙂

    Love, kerstin

  • Elyse September 4, 2015 at 16:05

    Great post 🙂
    I agree with walking everywhere, or renting a bike to tour a new city if possible rather than taking stuffy, crowded transit or an over priced cab!

  • Romantiquely September 4, 2015 at 18:40

    I absolutely love this post! I love that second tip “share your piece of cake” hehe so cute and so true! Awesome post as per usual sweetheart, you always have the best tips and ideas and always inspire me to stay active! xxxxx

  • ≈ CARMEN ≈ September 4, 2015 at 19:41

    I love the tip on sharing a piece of cake. When you share that way you can get two things & try both of them without feeling like you overindulged. :]

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  • Albert Wijaya September 4, 2015 at 20:56

    Walk, walk, walk is my choice to keep on track while on vacation! Great post 🙂

    Best, Albert | Palming Pebbles
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  • Naville T September 5, 2015 at 21:00

    great tips! walking is always good


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  • Pastellics September 5, 2015 at 22:01

    Really good tips, thanks so much for sharing. Nice to read, a guest post, I’d say it’s a great succes!!

    XO IMKE | Pastellics

  • Ms. Jeannie and Her Closet September 6, 2015 at 02:35

    I love to travel and I really enjoyed reading all the tips Kerstin provided. I try to live a healthy life and staying active and eating healthy is super important for me. Even when I am out of town which sometimes it is challenging to do. Thanks for sharing. Have an amazing weekend!

  • dsfvd September 6, 2015 at 07:54

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  • Ela BellaWorld September 6, 2015 at 17:31

    Great tips! I love walking, it is a great opportunity to discover new places

  • Kat Horrocks September 6, 2015 at 17:58

    Great post! Me and my bf always try and find somewhere with a gym because we do love our training and actually enjoy training together whilst on holiday 🙂 it’s also great to walk everywhere! Definitely burns off all those holiday carbs 😉 I also don’t put pressure on myself. I try to be active but I go on holiday for 1 week out of the whole year and I want to truly enjoy myself. I know I’ll be back on track when I’m home so I allow myself a little bit of indulgence 😉

    Kat |

    • Kat Horrocks September 6, 2015 at 17:59

      PS – Definitely up for a guest post!