I am very lucky to be able to travel all over Alberta & Canada several times a month, its a life that has taken a lot of getting used to especially when I have to change my fitness routine...but traveling doesn't mean I don't hold myself accountable for going to the gym and staying fit. With that said here are some tips I put together so help you stay fit while you travel!
- Eating & Nutrition
While you are on vacation or traveling it is so easy to fall into the traps of fast food, high sugar drinks and over indulging... and trust me I understand this struggle too; when I was traveling in Quebec City I had poutine twice in one day. This point doesn't mean you can't ever experience unhealthy food while traveling it just means you need to find a balance and recognize if you are eating to fulfill your needs or if you are eating just because food was placed in front of you. What works for me is eating whatever I want for one meal and watching every other meal throughout the day, drinking tons of water and avoiding pop/ high sugar drinks that I wouldn't drink anyways.
But overall FIND BALANCE and do not over eat or binge just because you are on vacation or traveling.
2. Find a Physical Activity to do.
I know what most of you are thinking when you read this... "Ashley, I don't want to go to the gym on vacation" but you do not need a gym to stay fit. Whenever I am traveling and I do not have the ability or option for strength training at a gym I make a point to walk everywhere. Although you won't see huge gains throughout your body when you are just walking you will notice higher energy levels and it is a great way to get cardio in every single day.
3. Just Let Yourself Rest
Living a fit and healthy life has everything to do with balance not only physically but mentally as well. In the 21st century the majority of people spend more time at work then they do with their loved ones and doing things they are passionate about.. so take this time to catch up the much needed sleep that you have been missing and relax.
- Ashley Resch