1.) Gym- The gym is absolutely beautiful! The gym usually has clear windows that allow you to look at the ocean while you work out. It is truly relaxing and breathtaking. Get your day started by a work-out and follow it with the sauna and/or the steam room. The cruise also offers classes such as yoga, aerobics and boot camp.
2.) Stairs- No one likes to take the stairs. However, it is a great way to burn those extra calories! Especially if you are only going 3 decks down. Just remember that burning 3 calories is better than burning 0 calories. They will add up!
3.) Activities- The cruise ship offers various activities that are fairly active. For example, you can do rock climbing, surfing, mini golf, volleyball, basketball and even nonstop dancing at the nightclub. Participate in as many activities as possible.
4.) Food- Food is of course the hardest part of the trip. You have to stay focused and committed. Everywhere you look there is food. Even when you go to the dining room they offer you multiple meals. We told the server we did not want dessert and he brought us 3 desserts! They want you to eat as much as possible and it is so tempting. For example, I would eat egg whites, yogurt and fruit for breakfast. My lunch would be a salad without dressing, without cheese and with tilapia. My snack was usually alcohol because who doesn’t want to drink on vacation? My dinner was usually chicken, salmon, shrimp or lobster with a side of veggies and a carb. My dessert was sherbet or sugar free ice cream.
5.) Alcohol- Alcohol is super high in calories especially if it is frozen or has juices. Therefore, the best thing to do is drink the alcohol straight with lime/lemon, drink champagne or white wine.
Everyone wants to go on a vacation and eat and drink as they please. However, if you do not watch yourself on a cruise ship you will find yourself gaining 1 to 2 lbs per day. You can still enjoy some of the food as long as you stay active.