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How to Stay in Shape on a Vegas Vacation

How to Stay in Shape on a Vegas Vacation 


I rarely take trips that are extravagant, but my husband and I have saved up for a Vegas vacation of a lifetime! I have been preparing my trip for over a year now, and I have put in lots of months of hard work to look and feel my best on vacation. But how will I stay fit while still having fun? Well, there are plenty of tips that I will give you to stay right with your diet, your workout, and what are some of my must-have items to bring. 


So how do you stay in shape while on a Vegas vacation? Your first thought should be about food. What kind of food to eat, to prepare for the vacation, as well as, what to eat once you get there? Whether you have plenty of time to shed a few pounds,or if your vacation is only days away, these tips will help you stay hydrated, full and not eating junk food.


FOOD: Start by making sure you are  hydrated and stay that way your whole vacation. Especially if you plan on getting some sun, which most people do. Carry a water bottle with you at all times and make sure you drink ice-cold water. It fills you up when you drink a glass of cold ice-water before a meal and helps you to eat less portions. A lot of times when people think they’re hungry, they’re actually thirsty. This will cut down on intaking empty calories. 

Next, get to know what zero calorie foods are actually zero calories, and incorporate them into your diet today. 



Now that you have seen some very good food suggestions, take a look at one of my cheat-sheet guides for meal awareness. When it comes to eating your square meals of the day, these are the guidelines I use for myself. 

Even the best of us get hungry between meals, and the way I snack is what always  keeps me on track or not. So these 5 clean and healthy snack ideas are a great idea to have with you during the day, and they won’t hurt your diet. 

Taking a Vegas Vacation means eating a 5-Star dining, and catering at your fingertips. There will probably be lots of good items to choose from, but most of them will not be good for you. Here are some amazing tips on how you can substitute certain items for better, low calorie choices. This will keep the pounds off for sure. 



EXERCISE: How do you work out during a Vegas vacation? Staying fit while on vacation is a hard feat, but it can be done. When I am in a hurry, and only have a few minutes to get a workout in, here’s the workout I do:


Are you staying in hotel with a good gym? This is a workout for you to do in the hotel. This is a workout that I truly enjoy because it’s not too much cardio, and I am not a cardio fan, even though I should be. 

And when you get a chance, you should explore all the different exercise classes offered around Vegas. Here are some examples of cool classes to get fit and stay fit! From yoga, to pole dancing, it seems like Vegas has it all to have fun and still get your workout in. What a great city!



*Vegas is the place where anything is possible. It really has it all! From casinos and royal treatment, to shows, restaurants, Vegas has pretty much anything you can dream of! Make sure you check out all there is to do at Vegas.com. You can get special deals on hotel rooms, concerts, you name it, Vegas probably has it!






Products: My final tips have to do with products that I use and will bring with me to stay looking fabulous! I would say using products has to be one of the biggest ways you can make yourself look better quickly. 

  • Sunless Tanner- find a good self-tanner and give yourself a nice glow before you step out in your bikini at the pool. Using a good brand can make or break your experience with this sunless tanner. Example, cheaper ones will be more streaky with an orange tint

  • Vitamin-E Oil – Staying in shape also means keeping your skin looking great too. I use Vitamin-E Oil all over my bottom and back of thighs, as well as most of my body. If you start using this oil before your trip, and massage it in a little, your skin will appear to have less cellulite and more toned, without any work

If you use all my tips and tricks, you will be healthy and most definitely in shape for any vacation, but most importantly, a Vegas Vacation! 

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Hurricane FACTS 

Hurricane Facts: 

WHAT IS A HURRICANE?

A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters.


“Hurricanes are large, swirling storms. They produce winds of 119 kilometers per hour (74 mph) or higher. That’s faster than a cheetah, the fastest animal on land. Winds from a hurricane can damage buildings and trees.”


“Hurricanes form over warm ocean waters. Sometimes they strike land. When a hurricane reaches land, it pushes a wall of ocean water ashore. This wall of water is called a storm surge. Heavy rain and storm surge from a hurricane can cause flooding.”

“Once a hurricane forms, weather forecasters predict its path. They also predict how strong it will get. This information helps people get ready for the storm.”


“There are five types, or categories, of hurricanes. The scale of categories is called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. The categories are based on wind speed.”


Category 1: Winds 119-153 km/hr (74-95 mph) – faster than a cheetah

Category 2: Winds 154-177 km/hr (96-110 mph) – as fast or faster than a baseball pitcher’s fastball

Category 3: Winds 178-208 km/hr (111-129 mph) – similar, or close, to the serving speed of many professional tennis players

Category 4: Winds 209-251 km/hr (130-156 mph) – faster than the world’s fastest rollercoaster

Category 5: Winds more than 252 km/hr (157 mph) – similar, or close, to the speed of some high-speed trains

Source: nasa.gov
Only five times in US history have there been category five hurricane hit the US. 1932, 1933, 1961, 2005, and 2007. Only in 2005 have more than two category five hurricanes formed. 

  • Hurricane Names:

When the the winds from these storms reach 39 mph (34 kts), the cyclones are given names. Years ago, an international committee developed names for Atlantic cyclones (The History of Naming Hurricanes). In 1979 a six year rotating list of Atlantic storm names was adopted — alternating between male and female hurricane names. Storm names are used to facilitate geographic referencing, for warning services, for legal issues, and to reduce confusion when two or more tropical cyclones occur at the same time. Through a vote of the World Meteorological Organization Region IV Subcommittee, Atlantic cyclone names are retired usually when hurricanes result in substantial damage or death or for other special circumstances.

  • Looking back on some of the worst hurricanes:

Hurricane Andrew:



Hurricane Katrina:




Hurricane Frances:



Hurricane Ivan:



Hurricane Charley:




Hurricane Jeanne:




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