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Valerie Bertinelli Stays Fit on Her Italian Vacation

Speak Up: How Do You Stay in Shape on Vacation?

As a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, Valerie Bertinelli lost an amazing 50 pounds on the weight loss system. Fast forward to today, and the actress is training to run the Boston Marathon (her first) on April 19 to support cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. But before she takes on the 26.2 mile run she decided to take a little jaunt to Italy earlier this month, where she enjoyed lots of pasta, red wine, and oysters. "I ate everything I wanted to and forgave myself," she told People Magazine, "and 3.4 lbs. is all I gained! I can take that off!”

Valerie was able to stay fit during her 10-day vacation by walking everywhere: "The smallest number of steps we took in a day was 11,000. We never caught a cab." By the end of the trip she had clocked in 85 miles! With Spring break either under way or just around the corner, staying fit on vacation is of special concern to many of you — especially if you're spending half your vacation in a bikini! Like Valerie, I do my best to walk everywhere when I'm on vacation so I can indulge on local fare but still feel pretty healthy.

How do you stay fit while on vacation?

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
I always stay at a hotel with a gym! ALWAYS!
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I walk a lot while on vacation and if the hotel has a fitness center I usually it or the pool. Vacations are to relax and to dine well and I agree with the other commenters who don't worry about a few pounds since it usually comes off when I get back into my usual routine.
goddessru goddessru 7 years
It's good that she spoke about Italy, because I'll be there in less than 2 weeks for my honeymoon! I will def be indulging in the food and delicicies, but I do know we will we walking a lot. I don't plan to change the way I eat: stuff myself silly or start dieting all of a sudden. I will try a lot of things though. But I do know we have some major sightseeing to do and are bringing a few pairs of good walking shoes for it!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
I don't avoid certain food. In fact, vacation is the time to actually really enjoy the locale cuisine. I just don't overeat/stuff myself and when on vacation, I really play the walking tourist part, basically hiking everywhere and taking pics all day long.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
I walk a lot and since I'm always up for some adventure, I end up doing some intense work outs. Hello, scuba diving and white water rafting come May!
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
When I studied in Paris, I had to walk long distances every day - about 40 minutes to my school and 40 minutes back, plus extra walking for sightseeing - and I ended up losing weight despite eating the most decadent French pastries every day. On vacations in general, I like to walk as much as possible. I've never been a "lay on the beach and relax" type of girl. I would much rather be out seeing the sights and doing things 24/7!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I try to stay at hotels with a fitness center, so I can get a workout in while I'm away. But if there isn't one, I'll either run the stairs in the hotel or take a run nearby. Oh, and I always pack resistance bands and a jump rope--great workout tools and they don't take up much room in your luggage. As far as eating, I usually just try to make good choices wherever I am. I try to eat a lot of veggies and fruit and I usually indulge in seafood because I so rarely eat it at home.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
errrm, unless somebody plans it for me, I'm unlikely to work out on vacation because my schedule is often more packed and active than if I were at home. I'm a restless person, so provided I have the $$, a holiday would be incomplete without: snorkeling, scubadiving, sailing & watersports, hiking, cycling around, going for long walks, amusement parks, all the sight-seeing, clubbing, parties to attend...I tend to inadvertedly lose weight because I happen to have also left my favourite foods back home, so I'm more selective about what I eat.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I try to stay at a hotel that has a gym.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I usually just don't stress about it. If I gain a pound or two, that's fine. Besides, on vacay I'm usually walking around a lot and end up losing weight.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
When I was in Europe for 3 months visiting family and friends, I walked a ton. Sure there was a lot of driving from location to location, but once we got to the next city or town, we walked. I kept well hydrated and didn't restrict myself from eating the cultural foods, but I did make sure I didn't over indulge. Living with my uncle and aunt was fun, tho she cooks as if we're an army unit rather than a family of 8. Customary in Hungary we have soup before lunch and dinner and I generally filled up on that before the main courses. It's always followed by freshly made dessert and when my aunt says "eat! eat!" I did. I also walked around the sleepy neighborhood after each meal. I lost about 8lbs while I was there. Gained it back since then, but I know that I can travel, still enjoy the foods and sights while staying healthy.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
i might go for a run here are there, but i don't stress over it too much. I find that even if you gain five pounds on vacation, they will come right off with a little diligence when you get home.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 7 years
I eat all I want on vacation, luckily I dont gain weight so easily
ojodeazul ojodeazul 7 years
I love Valerie..there is just something so real about her! And she looks GREAT!
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