I am currently less than nine weeks out from my second NPC bodybuilding competition and took a five day vacation to Florida with my family. Normally the thought of going on vacation while on a “diet” would stress me out and likely ruin my trip. Well, not anymore. I prepared a few healthy meals ahead of time in cheap plastic containers and froze them. I packed the frozen meals in my luggage and stuck them in the fridge when we arrived at the hotel. I picked up trial size packets of protein powder from GNC, quest bars, peanut butter packets, rice cakes and plain instant oatmeal. This ensured that if I was stuck in a bind I could heat up one of my meals or have a bar. I mixed the protein powder with oatmeal for breakfast and had rice cakes and peanut butter pre-workout. I’m not drinking alcohol so I picked up crystal light berry sangria and mixed with club soda at the bar. Because I wasn’t working and had lots of extra time in the morning I really focused on my workouts and took my time executing the movements. I added extra cardio in the form of scenic walks with my family. I over endulged on veggies, steamed crab and wild caught fish. I stayed full and was able to enjoy meals with everyone else. I am returning home feeling rested and hopefully a little lighter. I have no guilt over junk I ate or drank. I am not on a “diet” anymore, it’s a lifestyle. Once I embraced that concept my whole perspective changed. Live fit for life.