Posts tagged with "vacation"

How I plan to stay healthy during my trip to Georgia

Posted June 25, 2014 in travel, Georgia, healthy living and 6 more

Staying healthy while traveling is hard! Airports don't usually have tons of healthy options. You have to eat out for nearly every meal. When you go-go-go, you are exhausted and crave carbs. And you give yourself an excuse to eat all the food because you're on vacation!

I do believe it's possible to have a healthy vacation. But it takes planning!

I'm heading to Georgia this week for an 11-day adventure - FitBloggin Conference in Savannah + vacation time + being a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding in Atlanta. I want to feel fit, healthy and full of energy during this trip, so I'm planning ahead to make sure this trip is a healthy one.

Here's my stay healthy plan:

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Throwback Thursday: My last trip to Atlanta

Posted June 26, 2014 in travel, vacation, Georgia and 3 more

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As you read this, I'm probably mid-flight to Atlanta!

I'm heading to Georgia for an 11-day adventure that starts with a few days in Savannah at FitBloggin, a conference for health and fitness bloggers. After the conference, I will drive back to Atlanta and hang out with my aunt, cousin and her fiancee for a few days before the BF arrives. The last few days of my trip will be all about my cousin, Kristi, and her fiancee, Avery, as we celebrate their wedding.

It's going to be a great time. 

But since it's Throwback Thursday, I thought I would share a few photos from my first trip to Atlanta back in 2008(?). My cousin, Jenny, and I went down there to visit Kristi, who had only lived there for a couple of years at the time.

I don't love the way I look in these photos. This was right before I started running and eating healthier. But it shows how far I have come!

Here's what we did in Atlanta...

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What I'm taking to Georgia

Posted June 26, 2014 in travel, vacation, healthy travel and 3 more

What does one pack for an 11 day trip to the south in the middle of summer?

That's a good question. I was a bit overwhelmed about packing for this trip because so much will be happening - 2 days of travel, 2 days in Savannah for FitBloggin, 1 day of hiking, 4 low key days in Atlanta and 2 days of wedding celebration. I need everything from dirty hiking clothes to a bridesmaid dress!

I'll spare you all the details of my suitcase, but I thought I would share a few things that will help me out during this adventure.

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Dipping my feet in the ocean on Tybee Island

Posted June 30, 2014 in travel, vacation, Beach and 5 more

I had a whirlwind of a weekend at FitBloggin in Savannah, GA. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the information I took in at all the sessions, from the sponsors and from all the bloggers that I met.

So I'm keeping this post light and fun. After I checked out of my hotel Sunday morning, I made a little side trip before heading to Atlanta. 

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Georgia Food Adventures

Posted July 11, 2014 in travel, Atlanta, Georgia and 6 more

One of my favorite things about traveling is eating! I love to try new foods from the area I'm in.

During my recent trip to Georgia, I ate some memorable meals including some delicious southern food! When I travel, I try to eat healthy most of the time and indulge in some of the regional food, special desserts or drinks. I ate healthy breakfasts every day on my trip. I picked up groceries and had oatmeal and a banana nearly every day in my hotel room in Atlanta. I also worked out, hiked and did lots of walking every day. So I got to enjoy some indulgent meals, guilt free!

Scrolling through these photos, it may look like a lot of indulgent meals, but keep in mind that I was there for 11 days! I ate pretty healthy while I was in Savannah for FitBloggin and the first few days I was in Atlanta. When the BF arrived after I had been there for six days, I indulged a bit more.

These are my absolute favorite meals from my trip...

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8 Tips for Staying in Shape on Summer Vacation

Posted August 22, 2014 in travel, healthy travel, Vegas.com and 7 more

*This post is written in partnership with Vegas.com, but all opinions are my own

How many times have you returned home from vacation and felt like your pants were more snug than when you left? Almost every time right? Eating out constantly, indulging in more treats and booze than usual and getting away from your usual workout routine are all culprits.

But I totally believe you can go on vacation, have fun, indulge and come home feeling the same way you did when you left home!

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Arizona Recap

Posted October 21, 2014 in travel, vacation, Arizona and 7 more

I took a little break from blogging and social media last week because I was in Arizona to attend a wedding! Our friends, Russanne and Justin, (who live here in Nebraska) got married in Mesa. 

It was such a wonderful trip. The weather was warm, I got to enjoy lots of pool time, I saw the beautiful Arizona mountains and desert and I spent tons of quality time with the BF and our friends. I also ate some delicious food! This was an indulgent trip for sure. 

I'm sharing my Arizona experience in two parts because I took tons of photos and I can't edit myself. I want to share everything!

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Arizona Recap Part 2

Posted October 22, 2014 in travel, Arizona, Mesa and 10 more

Yesterday, I wrote about the first few days of my trip to Arizona. Read about it here.

Today I'm sharing some fun adventures in the Arizona desert and details about the wedding I attended! Be ready for TONS of photos!

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 2-4}

Posted January 5, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, recipes and 6 more

I'm back at work today after nearly two weeks off! My holiday break flew by and, to be honest, I'm not ready to be back at work.

I had a long list of things I wanted to accomplish during my break, and I got through just a handful of them - watching as many Christmas movies as possible, relaxing, launching my new health coaching business (!!), creating a Sweet Success newsletter (sign up here), teaching extra fitness classes, spending tons of time with my family, organizing my home office and taking time to myself.

There were some things I didn't get to, but I feel like my break was a good mix of spending time with people I care about, relaxing and being productive. Full disclosure, I was either wearing workout clothes or pajamas during my entire break. It was the best.

I'm actually feeling a bit under the weather today. This happened to me last year also. As soon as my holiday break was over and I had to go back to work, I got sick. Maybe my immunity gets weak because I drink wine and winter beers nearly every evening during my vacation!

Anyway, here's how I spent the last few days of my wonderful break...

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Weekend Recap {July 17-19, 2015} - Kansas City Weekend

Posted July 20, 2015 in travel, Kansas City, family and 10 more

Happy Monday! I spent the weekend in Kansas City with my fam to celebrate my aunt's 60th birthday.

I got to catch up with relatives, do some shopping, have fun at a water park and sneak in a meeting with a company I'm working with. It was a great weekend.

The line up of family members on this trip were: my parents, my brother, my sister-in-law, my niece, my Aunt Adel and Uncle Vic, my cousin Kristi and her husband, Avery, my cousin Jenny and her son, Ethan, my cousin Aaron and his wife, Tricia, and their kids, Cailyn, Dominic and Easton, and my Aunt Cindy and Uncle Mike, and their son, Thomas (and Thomas brought his girlfriend). Yeah…21 of us!

I'm actually feeling a bit exhausted today, but I got up early anyway for a morning workout. It definitely helped get me going!

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 20-22, 2015} - Platte River State Park

Posted November 24, 2015 in cabin, outdoors, vacation and 6 more


The BF and I spent the weekend in a cabin at Platte River State Park.

I decided to use the weekend away as an excuse to take a phone/computer/internet/social media/blogging detox. It was much needed, and felt so good to disconnect.

We spent the weekend with our friends - Mark, Beth, Meggan, Kevin and Russanne. It was so much fun to laugh, play silly games, indulge in delicious food, relax, hike and enjoy some cocktails with everyone.

All of us take turns making meals, so we get to try new dishes, which is fun. We had some delicious food. I didn't eat the healthiest on this trip, mostly because I didn't bring healthy snacks like I usually do. I ended up eating way too many chips and crackers and too much cheese. I'm feeling it today! (I drank lemon water this morning, and ate lots of fruits and veggies to get back on track!)

Here are details from the weekend...

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Atlanta Trip Recap

Posted July 12, 2016 in travel, healthy travel, vegetarian and 7 more

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Last week, my mom and I flew to Atlanta to visit my cousin, her husband and their new baby. My aunt from Omaha was there visiting as well. 

It was a wonderful trip full of laughs, baby snuggles, good food and exploring. My mom and I went without any set plans. We've both been to Atlanta a few times and have done most of the touristy stuff. We just wanted to go with the flow and spend time with family. My cousin had planned a few fun outings for us, but we also spent lots of time just relaxing at her house.

The highlight of the trip was actually something I don't have any photos of -- me leading a short yoga practice for my cousin, mom and aunt. I haven't laughed that hard in a long long time. 

Here's a recap of my trip to Atlanta…

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