If you’re like me and have a job that requires you to travel, you know how difficult it can be to stick to your workout routine. And if you are traveling for pleasure, it’s even harder to get your sweat on.
If I’ve learned anything, it’s that there will always be lots of excuses to avoid doing the things we don’t want to do, but know we need to do. But if you are committed to working out, you’ll find a way to squeeze it in no matter where you are or how busy life gets.
For me that sometimes means waking up at 5 a.m. or sneaking in a quick HIIT workout in my hotel room in between meetings. Here’s some tips for finding motivation to stick to your fitness routine while you travel:
Choose Active Excursions
Whether you are traveling for work our pleasure, there’s always time to get in some sight seeing or go on a local excursion. Choose to see a new place by walking, running, biking or hiking. This month I’m traveling to Colorado and I’m looking forward to scheduling as much hiking as possible. You can burn a lot of calories this way without even realizing it. Be sure to use a pedometer or the steps app on your phone to track the miles you’re logging in. It may surprise you how many miles you’ll rack up in a day when your enjoying a new place. I also like to try a new yoga studio, spin class or bootcamp when I’m traveling. Many times first time classes are free or offered at a discounted rate, so that’s always an extra bonus. If I sign up for a spot the night before, I much more likely to get out of bed the next morning.
Set yourself up for success
I always make sure I pack my own healthy snacks when I travel and I never leave home without my water bottle or class or bootcamp when I’m traveling. Many times first time classes are free or offered at a discounted rate, so that’s Arbonne fit chews. When you’re traveling it can tempting to indulge or opt for fast food especially in airports. Having some healthy options handy can make a huge difference. Also, don’t forget to drink water and stay hydrated so you’ll be less likely to have sugar cravings or mood swings. For your workouts, packing smaller items such as resistance bands, jump ropes or a travel yoga mat can also keep you on track. If you packed them, you’ll be much more likely to use them and get a workout in.
It’s all about Resistance
If you’re traveling and there’s no gym weight room in sight, using your natural body weight is one of the best workouts you can have. I love squeezing in a quick workout in my hotel room and there are so many great workouts to choose from on YouTube that I never get bored. I recommend High Intensity Interval Training workouts to quickly raise your heart rate using your own body’s resistance. For YouTube workouts, I love following Love Sweat Fitness, Tone it Up and Kayla Itsines.
How are you staying fit while you travel this summer? Comment below and tell me.