After many yeas of experience, I have learned that staying fit in Vegas does not mean completely depriving yourself of the amazing food or entertainment options, or spending a couple hours a day in the gym. The easiest, and most fail-proof method is to combine your exercise with your entertainment. Carry a backpack and a water bottle, and walk, everywhere you go. Thank me later!
In other Vegas thoughts, the shows are the best in the entire world, as far as I'm concerned. Having visited other countries, including England, France, Italy, Japan and many in the Caribbean, four of the five top shows I've ever seen have been in Vegas. They were "Mystere" at Treasure Island, The Michael Jackson show (MJ One) at Mandalay Bay, "O" at the Bellagio, and FX, since retired from Vegas. (The remaining was The Lion King, which we saw in London at the Lyceum Theater years ago, which was magical. Thactors' performances, and the scenery, were among the best I've ever seen.)
We'll head back to Sin City this fall, but for now, we've had our "Vegas fix." We will travel to Biloxi, San Francisco, and the Bahamas over the next few months. We usually only take three-to-five day trips, so we can get away more throughout the year. We still have a son who lives at home, and two dogs who literally go into a mini depression when we're away, so a few shorter trips work better than one or two big trips.
Both travel and fitness are very important to me, so I find ways to work both into my busy lifestyle. You can do the same!
Contributed by Nancy Lamb
Owner of First N Fitness, in Bloomington, Illinois.
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