5 ways to stay fit while traveling
Sweat beads dripped down my face as the sun toasted me from above. I felt like a piece of bread forgotten in the toaster, getting crispier by the second. Music shuffled on my phone and a song by The Script began to play.
With every beat my pace quickened, as if I was racing the song tempo. My lungs burned as I pushed to run one more hill. Well now that I’m at the top of the hill I guess I can run down this road. Might as well finish the loop. By the feeling of death in my lungs and cramps in my core, I was sure I had put in a good eight mile run. Nope, it was barely three miles.
Balancing both travel and a healthy lifestyle can be tough, so I’ve come up with 5 ways to stay fit while traveling that have helped me over the years. I hope you find them helpful too!
5 Ways to Stay Fit While Traveling
ONE. First things first. Always take workout clothes and shoes with you. No matter how long or short your trip. No excuses.
TWO. Most gyms offer a week or month pass. If your home gym isn’t in the area, get a week or month pass to a local gym.
THREE. Don’t want to spend the money? Run outside: through neighborhoods, up stairs and hills, or find a park with trails to run. There are several workouts you can do without weights that can be done in your room or outside. [Pinterest is your place!] Be safe: read park reviews online if you are unfamiliar with an area, especially if you plan on being alone.
FOUR. Shop at the grocery store. Eating out gets expensive and is not practical for healthy eating. Ok, ok, so grocery stores aren’t practical for those of us with a big sweet tooth, darn you soft chocolate chip cookies. As a photographer and blogger, I spend hours and hours at coffee shops – sometimes I opt for an iced green tea over an iced latte to keep the sugar down.
FIVE. Drink plenty of water. Traveling gets you off your normal routine and sleeping habits. Drink your water. It will effect your sleep, energy, skin, eating habits and mood!
Currently writing this from Local Coffee in San Antonio, Texas while I’m in town for several family sessions.
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