Today I wanted to share with you a few tips on how to stay fit while traveling.
I just got back from a trip to Miami, and it was pretty brutal actually – drove to SF on Thursday morning … took a 6 hour flight to Miami … got in at 10pm and was up early the next day east coast time for a day-long meeting … out for dinner and stayed out late on Friday night … up early again for a repeat of meetings and dinner on Saturday … and then up super early and was back in SF by 11am Sunday.
A goal for this trip was to eat healthy and keep the workouts going no matter WHAT, take some notes for you, and share with you when I got back. Here are three things that really helped me stay on track. Hope these help:
How to Stay Fit While Traveling (3 tips)
1 – Plan Ahead
I packed a bunch of almonds, some protein bars, and beef jerky on this trip. It turned out to be a life saver to have some healthy snacks – as there were no meals served on the 6 hour flight, and I would have probably broken down and had some crackers or something.
Plan ahead and pack some healthy snack foods to take with you on your next trip!
2 – You can ALWAYS make good eating choices
I got into the airport in SF on Thursday morning and was starving. So I went to grab some lunch before my flight took off, and considered a turkey sandwich … but saw how much bread and other crap was on the sandwich and opted for a chicken salad instead. I know I saved myself a ton of worthless calories – and I felt much better during the flight, too.
I tried to follow this same theme throughout the weekend … and realized that almost ANYWHERE you are these days, you can make good choices, or as least better choices … which is what it’s all about.
3 – Get your workouts in no matter what
It just about killed me to get up a 6 am east coast time on Friday morning – it was still 3 am on the west coast! – but I made it happen because that’s what I needed to do to get a workout in. And I actually felt much better once I started training. I did the same thing on Saturday morning even thought I was out until midnight or so.
So here, make time, do not make excuses, and get your workout in no matter what. Also plan ahead and have a body weight workout handy just in case you don’t have access to a gym.
There you go – three tips to help you stay fit while travelling. These tips may seem simple, but actually DOING them can make all the difference. No excuses – now you can stay fit while travelling!
Thanks, train hard, and talk soon –
PS – If you’re looking to dial in your meal planning and take your fitness progress to the next level, we’ve re-opened registration for the FVT Nutrition Coaching group in 2014. For more info click HERE.