Just got back from Vacation. Took a 7 day cruise out of Boston (my home town) to Bermuda. Prices were cheap, so we took advantage of that. As you can see, Bermuda is a very pretty place. Ultra blue water, friendly people, etc. Here’s a few pics from the trip, with more on my photobucket album if interested.
Staying nutrition and fitness oriented, I have heard many claim how difficult it is to eat well on cruises and such. That is a BS excuse honestly. I have had no problems eating well and staying active on cruises. It’s easy to eat well on a cruise, but as usual, you have to make choices. For example, a typical days eating on this cruise was:
Breakfast was an Egg white and vege omelette with a little cheese and oatmeal and coffee
lunch was usually some baked chicken, salad, and maybe a cookie!
mid day I would have a snack in the room, which for me was a protein drink using fresh fruit I took back to my room from the lunch buffet.
Dinner was usually fish of some kind, salad, either a small desert or a few glasses of wine.
I walked every day around the ship (4 laps was 1.5 miles) and hit the gym and or the pool a few times.
If anything, I lost a few lbs! It’s not rocket science. It’s about the usual issues: making the right choices even when stuff you know you should not eat is right under your nose. Sure, I few nights I ate some “junk” ’cause I was on vacation, but I didn’t use that as an excuse as a free ride to eat like crap for 7 days either.
If I can do it, so can you!

See my full vacation album here!

  1. stephen gates 14 years ago

    sounds like you had a lot of fun ,hay why not mate love to been there- a gym n swimin the works but i wont be training for a while ive rippd m left pec, pulld my left sholder and now ive got a hernia to top it off, great im so pissd off.

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    Will Brink 14 years ago

    Sorry to hear it Stephen. Heal up, and you will be back in the gym in no time I am sure. Good luck!

  3. Robyn Booth 14 years ago

    “Breakfast was an Egg white and vege omelette with a little cheese and oatmeal and coffee”
    Did you have to ask for this to be made Will, or was it part of the general menu? Great if it was, as I often think breakfast can be the hardest meal to get a healthy choice for when you are eating out.
    I agree that there are always ways of making healthy choices when you go on holidays or travelling for work. Sometimes it does take a bit of planning, but worth it so that you can have the occasional splurge.

  4. Makster 14 years ago

    My wife and I really like cruises. Been on 6 or 7. I agree, you can make good choices for food and activity.
    We went to the Carribean last March on a 7 day cruise for my wifes 50th birthday. Had a great time. I hit the gym 5 out of the 7 mornings. Had decent workouts. They had a good selection of dumbbells and some decent machines. Did some cardio also.
    Food choices were great. They always had something at every meal on the “lite” side. I made mostly healthy protein choices and always had veggies. Excellant salad bars and even the buffets had some very good choices.
    I will admit that I did indulge in a couple of desserts and a few adult beverages, but all in all good choices were made.

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    Will Brink 14 years ago

    Robyn. There was an omelette station every morning, so I simply requested that.
    Makster, more proof cruises don’t have to equal being a lazy slob, though you sure do see plenty of them lounging around the pool!

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