Top tips for keeping fit while traveling
Ok, the first thing I’ll say is this, if you truly want to make fitness and eating healthy a priority or goal, the first thing you need to do is to make a lifestyle change. It doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t have your glass of wine and pizza on Friday (because I most definitely believe you should!) I strive for the 80/20 rule. 80% ON point AKA striving to be healthy and making great choices. 20% I enjoy life.
I travel A LOT for work, speaking all over and I’m in conferences quite a bit. Therefore, I had to learn how to maintain my health if I wanted to continue to be a high performer.
So here we go:
- Have a solid plan for your workouts…. not just like “ok I’ll bring my running shoes and see what happens” LOL… NO, bro or sis… PLAN AHEAD. This is 2020. Google where you’re staying. Do they have a gym? NO, find another hotel. Or look up local fitness clubs or find a local studio. (yoga, pilates, bootcamp workouts, soul cycle) just to give you a few ideas. OR you can do what I do CLICK HERE. That's why I’m obsessed with my live streaming workouts and equipment - it literally doesn’t matter where I am. I simply select the length of the workout I want to do and then select the equipment I have with me. It saves me tons of time. Heck, you don’t even have to get dressed. I’ve been known to do my P.Volve workouts in my silk PJs in my hotel room.
- Get your ZZZ’s. I strive for 7-8 hours or I get a little off my rocker. If I’m on the road for work for a few days I typically won’t stay out late till the last night. If you are not getting the proper amount of sleep it can be difficult to make the proper food decisions and typically one of the first things to go is your workout. I will tell you if I have trouble falling asleep because of timezone changes, nerves, excitement, etc. I take my sleep spray. A couple of sprays under the tongue before bed and I’m out… works wonders.
- Eating out - its inevitable and you shouldn’t freak out about it. So many restaurants now have a “healthy menu” or just do what I do, order a big salad. Add extra protein and hold off on croutons, high sugar toppings and ask for balsamic and olive oil dressing on the side.
- SNACKING- Make sure to have healthy snacks with you. This prevents you from going to the nasty vending machine, or heck the local gas station. Some of my favorites include superfood protein shakes, Isalean Bars, Isadelights, Justin’s Peanut Butter Packets, fresh fruit, nuts, or trail mix… the list goes on.
- Hydrate! We usually become dehydrated when we travel, so even the most avid water drinkers, like myself, need to remember to keep it up when on the road. I also like the Amped Hydrate. They're perfect little packets of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes that you can just toss in your water to give you that extra bit of hydration.