Staying healthy when on a Fijian family holiday.
I’m sitting here with the gentle Fijian breeze in my hair, taking in the breathtaking views of this tropical paradise. It’s our third family holiday in Fiji, and let me tell you, wellness is at the forefront of our adventure.
Fiji has become our favourite family-destination lately, with the relatively close proximity to Australia, safe resorts and of course, Kids Club!
Fiji has opened up a whole new world of culinary delights for us. The local markets are a treasure trove of fresh produce - vibrant fruits, crisp vegetables, and an array of spices that make every meal a sensory journey. I am diving head first into the clove-and-chilly-spiced-sauted-tomatoes during the breakfast buffet. Yum!
We’re aiming to keep our plates as colorful and nourishing as the views around us. Sure, the kids do indulge in Coco Pops and French fries, however we also compromise and have them eating lots of fruit, vegetables and healthy proteins.
Laying by the pool for a whole week has never been my holiday of choice. Instead, I love to mix activities and exercise with relaxing.
As the kids lose themselves in the magic of the Kids Club, Evan and I usually sneak off to the resort’s gym for a short workout. It’s not just about burning calories. It’s about staying active and embracing the strength that comes with each rep. And can we talk about the backdrop? Exercising against the backdrop of Fiji’s beauty is like a mini-vacation in itself!
Here, wellness isn’t just about the body. It’s about finding peace for the soul. Whether it’s a quiet stroll along the beach, feeling the soft sand beneath my feet, or stealing a moment in the garden to simply breathe, Fiji’s natural beauty is a soothing balm. It’s a reminder that true wellness is a blend of body and mind. Things are slower here, at island pace.
I am notorious for opening my laptop at any given moment to do that extra bit of work. During this holiday I have pledged to finish not one, but 3 novels. Going well so far and feeling super relaxed and at ease.
By making health and well-being a priority, we’re not just having a great time, but we’re also setting an example for Lumi and Alma. We’re teaching them that being active, eating well, and taking time for themselves is a gift they can give to their future selves. I want to teach them that true wellness is a journey, not a destination. It’s about relishing delicious meals, finding joy in movement, and taking a breather amidst the magic of this tropical paradise.
Together, we’re crafting memories that revolve around feeling good, connecting, and relishing every moment in this stunning part of the world.