Sorry for the delay, we did survive! The final full day in Vegas I found myself in a little bit of a pattern. I won’t bore you with the pictures, but here is what it was:
Same oatmeal and coffee from Starbucks followed by an Amazing Meal drink.
No workout today, I was too sore from the day 2 workout and wanted to get down to the pool for a full day of relaxation :)
We had a pool cabana this day so they had a huge plate of cut up pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon & grapes and some chips and salsa. This is what I snacked on until our late lunch.
I had the same lunch as day 2, except I made a custom order. I asked for the veggie burger, no bun and added extra grilled veggies on top. Instead of fruit on the side, I had the coleslaw. It was perfect! I should have ordered it this way the first time, but I took what I learned and customized it to better fit my needs.
The fruit and chips and salsa lasted the whole day, so I grazed on this for my snacks.
This night, we had sushi again, except at Hatchi inside the Red Rock. The sushi was great! We had edamame and probably way too much sushi. But sometimes you just have to enjoy yourself :)
We are home now and had an incredible time on our little Vegas adventure. We closed a night club, relaxed by the pool, got a workout in and had some great food!
So here is what I did and the things I learned in Vegas:
1) sharing is good – we shared a lot. This is a great way to get to try different things and you won’t eat too much. I split the dinner on day 1 with Karen, we split the sliders & sweet potato fries on day 2 with our friends and the nights we had sushi we tended to share the food family style.
2) be overly conscious of your carbs – that big ol bun on the veggie burger was way too much. I was perfectly happy without all that bread. We had the sliders, sweet potato fries, but since we split it 4 ways it was not all that bad. Probably the worst of the carbs we indulge in was the white rice in the sushi. But you can only be so good when you are on vacation.
3) pick your travel buddies wisely – when you travel with people that have similar habits as it relates to food that will help a lot. If you travel with people that love the all you can eat buffet, then that will be more of challenge for you.
4) set your vacation goal – what do you want to accomplish? Do you want to have fun and relax? Or do you just want to eat and drink all day? If your goal is to have fun and/or relax, that doesn’t mean you can’t have some great food and some fun drinks. It just means that your main goal should not be to eat and drink all day long. Focus on the fun instead and include some great food and fun drinks along the way.
Overall, for Vegas I felt we did not do too bad. We didn’t over indulge in food or drink and still had a great time. I never felt deprived of anything and we did not come home with a bunch of extra body fat (and actually one of us came home with a couple extra hundred bucks – and that does not happen that often in Vegas for sure :)
Thanks for following our little Vegas adventure!