New Orleans, Vampires, Eclipse, True Blood and Fitness Tips!

July 05, 2010


New Orleans,Vampires,Eclipse, True Blood and Fitness Tips!

Hey – Jonas here, and I’m about to see the movie “Eclipse” No, I didn’t read the books!

BUT, I love vampire movies, I think they’re Awesome…Especially since a lot of them are shot in New Orleans or in the bayou.

Actually, One of my friends is always Photo-shopping my face into Twilight movie posters because he thinks it’s pretty funny to post them on my face-book profile when I’m sleeping lol! These photos are his handy work! What you think pretty funny right?

I think it would be kind of cool sometimes to be a Vampire or a Werewolf
Btw… Do you watch “True Blood” on HBO?
I LOVE that show too!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you 4 awesome New Orleans vacation fat loss tips since it is summer and that’s when most of us go on vacation!

Tip One: Have a Plan

Vacations are the perfect place to gain weight since it’s the last thing on your mind. Your best line of defense is to keep your fitness goals at the forefront of your mind. Before you leave for your trip sit down and set a goal.

A realistic goal is to maintain your current weight or to lose a pound or two. Get the whole family on board and keep each other accountable throughout the trip.

Tip Two: Make Exercise a Must

So often exercise is looked at as a chore, but vacations are the perfect time to really enjoy a good workout. You won’t be rushing home from work trying to squeeze in a few minutes at the gym, rather the vacation workout can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Virtually every hotel these days has some type of workout room equipped with cardio machines, dumbbells and a universal machine. If you are taking a cruise then you are in for a real treat – most workout facilities on cruise ships have huge windows that look out onto the ocean.

Tip Three: Maintain your Metabolism

When traveling it is easy to go for hours without a meal-between flights and long drives food sometimes isn’t readily available. The problem here it two fold. First your metabolism slows from the long absence of food. Secondly you are more likely to indulge in a high calorie meal when you get around to eating next.

Avoid this yo-yo of starvation and overindulgence by carrying healthy snacks with you and eating something every three hours. A handful of almonds, a piece of fruit or a small protein bar are fantastic options to keep on hand.

Tip Four: Eat Smart

While we all know that eating in is usually healthier than eating out, on the road you simply don’t have a choice – all of your vacations meals will be eaten out. So take the time to order with your health conscious mind, and not simply your taste buds. Watch out for extra large portions-don’t be afraid to take a doggie bag back to your room (assuming of course that you have a refrigerator).

Another thing to keep in mind is to keep fried food consumption to a minimum. Fried foo ds co ntain more fat and calories than other options, they are also likely to give you heartburn and indigestion-two things you don’t need spoiling your vacation. Stick with dishes that contain veggies, lean meats and whole grains.

Enjoy your vacation! Keep the following tips in mind as you embark on your summer adventure an d you may come home fitter than when you left. And when you get back into town sign up for my New Orleans fitness and fat-loss boot camps and I’ll you  get the body that you deserve – in less time than you think.

I would love to hear your comments below!

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July 6, 2010

Megan f @ 5:10 am

Hahaha! Good stuff Jonas!

monique @ 9:49 am

I think the posters are great! You fit right in. Thanks for the tips because I am going on vacation next week.

July 9, 2010

Susan @ 6:19 pm

Tip number 3 is something I need to focus on.

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