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Sweating in Sin City – The Ultimate Vegas Balance

A couple of weeks ago we skipped off to Vegas again for a little mini-vacay. The Venetian was running a killer deal that we really couldn’t pass up, and we had airline credit to spend on top of that. Plus, you all know we don’t exactly need an excuse to visit our home away from home. Some people are surprised that a couple of health nuts like ourselves are so in love with the city of Sin, but we’ve perfected the ultimate Vegas balance that keeps us on track while also splurging.

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The morning of, we chugged a whole bunch of WTR MLN juice. This is our absolute favorite way to hydrate up quick. Air travel dehydrates your body like crazy, so it’s important to load up on liquids. Watermelon juice is an especially effective hydrator because it’s got tons of electrolytes. (We also love this after a workout or hot yoga).

We scored the exit row again. Extra leg room FTW.

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Our first stop after checking in was the gym. Honestly, I really wasn’t feeling it. I hadn’t slept well, and flying always throws me off. But we knew we were about to go to EggSlut, and it’s basically a proven fact that food tastes so much better after a sweat session. ALSO, the Venetian has an amazing hotel gym, so that’s not bad either.

Part of the Vegas balance for us is still getting in a workout at least a few days. While we love bouncing around and having fun, fitness it high on our priority list, so skipping out on 4 straight days of workouts isn’t an option.

Since I was sleep deprived, I just did a treadmill walk on an 11 incline at 3.2 speed for 45 minutes. Slow and steady cardio is a great fat burner. Oh, and getting to watch GOT while you’re working out is fun too. Ben hit the weights and did shoulders and abs.

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Next up was placing sports bets and a trip to EggSlut.

Sports betting is one of our favorite ways to gamble in Vegas. It’s extra fun because you actually get to watch the game, so it lasts longer than just throwing money on a table.

And by fun, I mean I feel like I’m going to barf from anxiety for about 96% of the game.

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Yes, that’s three sammiches. And they were DELICIOUS.

So this is where part of the Vegas balance comes in. We knew we were probably going to drink on Saturday night, so we decided to get a good dinner in and get to bed semi early on Friday night. Dinner was a veggie fried rice, and Ben hit the poker tables for a while. We were sound asleep by about 11. And it was wonderful.

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Saturday, we got up and hit another morning workout. Again, it’s the balance! We felt great, we weren’t hungover, and we knew that getting another session in would help us stay on track.

This time, I did a challenging leg based 30 min HIIT workout, and Ben did weights again.

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Afterwards, we ate at one of our favorite breakfast spots, Hexx. Both of us got a veggie egg white omelette (no cheese) with a side smashed potatoes and an english muffin.

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The veggie omelette is super light, especially sans cheese. And then we get a little bit of extra yum with the taters and english muffin. We could probably eat about a pound of those potatoes.

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We did more sports betting, watched some of the games, and went shopping. For those of you who don’t know, Vegas has some pretty epic shopping. Be warned, you WILL get lost in some of the shopping centers!

I think we put in a solid extra 2 miles trying to find our way out of the Miracle Mile shops.

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Once it got dark, we got semi dressed up, and hit some of the tables to play Black Jack. And I won! I was pretty proud of myself :). Even though I had no idea what I was doing. And adding my cards was becoming increasingly difficult. Thank goodness the dealer knew what she was doing.

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At this point in the night, things got pretty silly (thanks to a little JD).

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**Note: we very rarely drink. Avoiding alcohol is one of the things that keeps us healthy and feeling our best. BUT, we also believe in letting loose sometimes. However, shit canned is not cute. We do our best to avoid that look.

Not going to lie about this: those pics were taken at about 8 PM. We tapped out at 10. I requested french fries and ate them in bed. They were literally the BEST fries I’d ever had in my life (I felt it was necessary to tell Ben this about 600 times). Then we promptly passed out.

Vegas, you win this time.

The morning wasn’t too bad since we’d fallen asleep so early. We went to Hexx again (hey, we know what we like), and placed one more bet. This was a serious nail biter, but Drew Brees came though and we won.

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The Venetian had a very cool art installation up. This pic was perfect :). I just love him.

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We headed to the airport, stoked about winning the last game in the last minute, and pretty much on cloud 9.

BUT, it wouldn’t be a trip for us without a super late flight delay. Luckily, we both had tons of blog work and videos to do that kept us busy.

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At this point we were starving, but Jamba Juice came in with the save, and we devoured these acai bowls.

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They were SO good. Yummy acai smoothie, granola, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, coconut, and honey. We’re planning to recreate them (with slightly less sugar). We’ll post that recipe soon!

We finally made it home around 12AM. Not ideal since we both had to work the next day. But so worth the trip.

Now that we’ve mastered the Vegas balance, we really can have our cake and eat it too. It’s all about identifying your priorities and making some healthy choices. Vegas, we’ll see you again soon!

46 Comments

  • Miriam

    January 25, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Sounds like a great trip – we have been to Vegas a couple of times and loved it! The Venetian is such a gorgeous hotel and amazing how many workouts you were able to fit in while you were there.

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 1:25 am

      It is SO gorgeous! And their amazing gym makes it a little easier!

  • Chynna

    January 25, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Man, I would absolutely love to visit Vegas one day! Totally agree that food always taste better after a workout – I love the name of the restaurant as well. Eggslut makes me giggle. πŸ˜…

    This looks like such a great trip – looks like you guys had tons of fun! Loving your photos, too πŸ™‚

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 1:25 am

      It’s definitely a must do at least once! EggSlut is delicious and the name ALWAYS makes me giggle haha. Thanks Chynna!

  • Gemma

    January 25, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Looks like you had so much fun! The food looks delicious!

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 1:26 am

      Thank you! We did and it was!

  • jordan @ dancing for donuts

    January 25, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    you guys are the CUTEST. i love escaping to vegas for a weekend with my boyfriend, too – we don’t drink very much but he loves to gamble and i think it’s nice to just get away!!! EggSlut is hands down my favorite breakfast in LA so i’m glad they’ve expanded! it’s soooooo worth the calories!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 1:26 am

      We feel the exact same way! I think people don’t realize how much fun Vegas can be sans alcohol. I’m secretly glad Colorado doesn’t have an EggSlut haha, we’d be there EVERY DAY!

  • Pauline

    January 25, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Ahhhhh I LOVVVVVVVEEEDD this post so much! Do one for every city you go to!! Haha, I remember how difficult it was for me to stay on track when I went to New York and did nothing but eat dollar pizzas every hour. xD

    I loved how you emphasised balance. IT IS SO KEY. You stayed on track, you worked out, you got a sweat going but still had a blast! Congratulations on winning Black Jack!! I’ve never played before so I probably would’ve been confused myself. ALWAYS AWESOME to have someone who knows what they’re doing around xD

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 1:27 am

      Thanks Pauline! We will! Dollar pizzas for the win :). That’s how I felt about Italy! But it is so much better to stay on track, especially if you’re trying to travel regularly!

  • Missy May

    January 25, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Looks like y’all had a great time from all these lovely photos. I’m drooling over here over that omelette. Omg it looks so moist and yummy!!

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 1:27 am

      Missy, it’s literally the BEST omelette in the world!

  • Katherine

    January 26, 2018 at 2:18 am

    I have been near Eggslut so many times and have yet to try it. Looks so good! Props to you guys for working out while on vacay…I need to get on that level lol

    http://myclusterofthoughts.com/

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 1:28 am

      KATHERINE! You HAVE to go! It’s so ridiculously good. We promise, you won’t regret it!

  • Shannen

    January 26, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    I’ve never been to Las Vegas, but this blog post makes it seem like it would be a great trip! (Also acai bowls are pretty much my favorite food in the world!)

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 1:28 am

      It’s so much fun, and we’re not really drinkers either! I’m pretty sure I could live off of acai bowls!

  • Jeanne

    January 27, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Looks like you had tons of fun! Love how you’re both still committed to health and fitness despite being on a holiday!

    http://www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 3:27 am

      Thanks Jeanne! It’s worth it to stay a little focused to make the transition back to real life a little easier!

  • Kassy

    January 27, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Awesome! I am glad that you had such a great time and were able to stick to your healthy lifestyle, while leaving some room for a bit of fun. πŸ˜€

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks Kassy! It’s all about balance :).

  • Nancy

    January 27, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Love how you found ways to keep yourself hydrated while traveling all over Vegas! I’ve had WTR MLN juice once and it’s delicious! EggSlut is a delicious place – glad you got to taste some of their tasty food.

    You guys were killing it with the exercising out there! Total props for that! Sounds like you guys had plenty of fun with the betting and games!

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time there :).

    exquisitely.me

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      Thanks Nancy! We LOVE WTRMLN juice. It’s our go to after any sort of party shenanigans. And EggSlut is a MUST visit every time we go. We love the Venetian gym, so that makes it easier to go!

  • Gabrielle

    January 27, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Haha! FINALLY someone else who thinks food tastes way better after working out. I’ve mentioned this so many times before and people deny it every. single. time. Glad to know I’m not the only one haha, off to Las Vegas I go…..

    ps. love the look of the acai bowls you two enjoyed when your flight was delayed!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 27, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      Haha it’s a proven fact! Every time we go to brunch we fit in a solid workout and by the time we sit down… it’s heaven ;). I have a feeling you’d do Vegas like a champ!

  • Deborah Brooks

    January 28, 2018 at 1:42 am

    I have got to get to Eggslut next time I am there! I keep seeing all the food porn πŸ™‚

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 28, 2018 at 1:53 am

      Oh it’s SO worth the trip Deborah! Trust us!

  • Alessa

    January 28, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I’ve never been to las vegas but definitely I wish to go! hope you had an amazing trip!
    Please visit my Blog!

    http://www.alessabernal.com/
    Alessa Bernal

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 28, 2018 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you! You have to go at least once. It’s a blast! We will for sure!

  • Lisa Autumn

    January 28, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    OMG now I am soooo hungry haha

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 28, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      Haha trust us, we feel ya!

  • Amy

    January 28, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    I loved reading this post. I definitely want to visit Vegas someday. It seems like so much fun, and so different from anything in the UK. Glad you both had an amazing time!

    I can’t believe that place is called EggSlut. I laughed so much when I first read it, that’s amazing. The food looks great too!

    I always struggle to eat well on holiday. I’m not 100% healthy at home, but I still manage to eat fruit and vegetables on most days. On holidays that goes out of the window, and I end up eating fast food all week and I never feel good by the end of it. I’m glad you found a way to stick with it on your trip. I can’t believe you fit so many workouts in!

    Glad you had fun!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 28, 2018 at 11:02 pm

      It’s definitely a spot you have to go to at least once. There’s nowhere else quite like it! And EggSlut is a hoot, AND delicious. Once you get in the habit of making healthier choices on vacation, it gets easier. Since we just assume that working out at least a few days is non negotiable, we factor it into our plans. And we still try to get veggies into our meals! Practice makes perfect, and there are certainly places that are more difficult to stay on track. But, as long and you are thinking about it, it helps!

  • Zunera Mazhar

    January 28, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    You guys look amazing… Vegas is fun.. hope you guys had a blast x
    https://zunera-serena.com/how-i-keep-my-skin-moisturized-with-olay-whips-regenerist/

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 28, 2018 at 11:02 pm

      Thank you! It was fun!

  • the adventurer

    January 28, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    I love how you guys took on Vegas! Mixing in fun but staying on a healthy routine sounds like something I need to incorporate more often when I travel. Also I love that you ate the fries in bed, been there done that as well =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 29, 2018 at 2:15 am

      It’s definitely something we’ve worked on throughout the years! Now it’s just part of the routine. And fries really do taste better when you’re eating them in bed!

  • Heather Rowland

    January 29, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Woah your trip to Vegas looks absolutely amazing – I’m so jealous of you getting to travel there!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      January 30, 2018 at 3:40 am

      Thanks Heather! It’s pretty fun! AND delicious!

  • Tara Hudson

    January 31, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Excellent photo travel! Maybe you’ll also like this http://weedit.photos/2017/how-to-take-travel-photos/ A few tips that are interesting to me!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 1, 2018 at 3:07 am

      Thanks Tara!

  • Mackenzie

    February 1, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    What an awesome trip!! I’ve been wanting to visit Vegas lately, and after this I think I might have to pull the trigger on some plane tickets soon. Y’all are adorable & know how to have a good time!

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 2, 2018 at 3:27 am

      DO IT! These days, you can always find a great deal to Vegas if you look around a little. Check out Southwest vacation packages! And thank you! YOU are wonderful!

  • Agness of a Tuk Tuk

    February 11, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I really hope to cross Vegas off my bucket list, especially now after reading your post, Ben and Susie. Excellent tips and guide which will definitely come in handy when being there.

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 11, 2018 at 11:38 pm

      It’s definitely somewhere you’ve gotta go at least once! It’s worth the trip!

  • Theo Michael

    February 14, 2018 at 8:08 am

    I can see that you have an amazing trip guys!
    Very well done! I like to travel too!
    KISSES from Greece!
    Teo
    Michael
    Euframe.blogspot.com

    1. Mile High Dreamers

      February 15, 2018 at 2:59 am

      Thanks Michael! We definitely did!

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