One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “with all of that travel and fancy food, how do you stay in shape?!” And our secret is… Instagram filters!! No, but seriously. It’s a challenge! (Especially when you’re foodies like us!) We recently vacationed at the Paradisus Los Cabos, where endless decadent food and drinks were at our disposal. It was all too good and too tempting to pass up!! Here are some of our tricks for indulging, and not even feeling sorry about it!
START THE DAY RIGHT
We started every morning at the Paradisus with a dip in the pool - which is easy when you have a swim up suite!! We’d make a game out of who could swim the most laps, who could come up with the most creative routines, who could kick the fastest… You get the picture. After a half and hour we had blood circulating, metabolism spiked, and we were ready to “dive” into breakfast! (get it?!)
EAT YOUR VEGGIES FIRST
Maybe it’s because we’re California kids, or maybe we’re just super trendy… but we LOVE green juice. At the Paradisus they make a fresh squeezed green juice that’s out of this world! We’d start every breakfast with it, and we found that it would quickly fill us up! We’d still order our usual waffles and eggs benedict… but we made sure we got our greens in first. We’re all about balance. ;)
SAY YES TO ACTIVITIES!
While we are big fans of “getting our tan on”, there’s only so much sitting still that we can do! The Paradisus activity staff had numerous activities throughout the day to keep busy bodies like us occupied. From yoga, to pool aerobics and mixology classes by the beach… there was always something to do! Staying on the move kept our appetites peaked - and we weren’t mad about it!
END THE DAY WITH A SUNSET BEACH WALK
One of the final ways we trick ourselves into exercising is taking a romantic walk to watch the sunset. At the Paradisus we had the entire beach to ourselves… so we usually ended up walking a little longer and further than normal. It was peaceful, refreshing, and sparked amazing conversations. Our sunset walks were some of our favorite memories while in Cabo - and by the time we made it back to the resort we were more than ready to eat dinner!
LET GO AND ENJOY
Ok. So there you have some of our “tricks” for having your cake while you’re on vacation, and eating it too. But our biggest tip for you is to just let go!!! Enjoy where you are, and don’t worry about anything else. At the Paradisus Los Cabos the food and drinks were SO good, our motto quickly became “YOLO” (You Only Live Once)! Vacation is meant to be enjoyed… so enjoy it!!! As we like to say, “Our diet starts tomorrow.” ;)