How To Stick To Your Fitness Routine While Traveling on Business
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4 Tips to Maintain Your Fitness Routine While Traveling on Business:
- Bring a Water Bottle so you can refill it after security.
- Pack Protein bars for the days you are away.
- Pick up grab and go salads or healthy meals to eat on the plane.
- Use a Fitbit!
“Whatever works, that is right. Do you look good? Are you Happy? I follow you. You Fat, Broke, Unhappy, why I follow you?” Bikram Choudhury.
This may be be harsh, but it’s true. Would we take advice from some out of shape, unhappy, and/or failing in life? Probably not. The better question is, do you have people like this in your life? You might want to rethink how much time you spend with them.
“The brain works more like a muscle than we thought, so if you’re pinned in a corner for too long listening to someone being negative, you’re more likely to behave that way as well.” -Trevor Blake, a serial entrepreneur and author of Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life.
Don’t let the gray take away your light and energy!
I had a client who told me he needed to change his friends in order to be healthy. This concept makes so much sense. We often emulate the people we spend time with. If you spend time with people who are negative about fitness and health, you are likely to have a negative attitude towards health and fitness yourself.
So while you might not want to drop your friends, before the attitudes you surround yourself with can throw you off your goals. It’s always fair to limit your time with those who are limiting you!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. In the interim I’ve thought often that I should write, but what do I write when I’ve been offline for so long? I wanted a topic worthy of writing. Something worth your time to read. The problem is my fitness routine has been as lackluster as my writing. Don’t get me wrong I’ve been trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, however, while in between homes on my move the only word I can use to describe my fitness and diet is maintenance.
In that statement though lies the answer. In a normal routine it it’s important to have goals. Goals keep us on track and inspire us to make healthy decisions day in and day out. What do you do though when you aren’t in a routine? Do you justify eating corn dogs and hush puppies? (My current location is North Carolina) Or do you order the burger or chicken sandwich and 86 the bun? Yes I agree the “normal” healthy diet isn’t always an option, but you always have a choice to choose the healthier alternative. You may not be near your gym, but anyone can go out for a long walk. Make yourself a mini cross fit workout. 25 body weight squats, 25 pushups, 20 lunges, and 20 v-ups can go a long way.
So I apologize, this blog may not be the most profound. However, at the end of the day a small action is better than inaction.
Summer time in Seattle is awesome!! When the sun comes out the entire PNW population has a smile on their face. A sunny day in Seattle is like a snow day for a child! Productivity halts as everyone rejoices and celebrates the sun’s presence. This is all wonderful, but with all these celebrations seems to come skip workouts, glasses of chilled white wine, nice cold beers, and extra lbs (which don’t look good in those bikinis we are strutting around in!.)
So what can we do to keep up with our goals and still enjoy the rare sunny day?
1. Run or get your workout in first thing in the morning. It is only going to get hotter and more and more people are going to invite you to happy hour after work. When the sun comes out, get that workout in first thing otherwise it will not happen!
2. Diet too tends to suffer as well. One of the biggest reasons is because when it is hot, you actually don’t feel as hungry. This might sound like a good thing, but when you skip meals your body drains its reserves. Eventually when you do have access to something that “sounds good” to eat you will over eat. This most likely will be at happy hour when you are sitting on that sunny deck having your second beer and your “buddy” orders the nachos!
To keep your appetite in check make sure you still get your normal means with a decent amount of protein. I know I don’t feel like cooking as much in the summer so I like to cook extra chicken and veggies so I can pull it out for lunches and eat it over salads or in mini trader joe’s pitas with humus and tzatziki sauce. Remember the body is a like thermostat. If you take care of it, it will tell you to eat when you NEED food. If you are constantly putting junk in, it gets clogged and thinks you still need to keep eating.
The more you get normal means in during the day and keep up with your exercise the less harm that beer on a sunny deck throws you off your goals! 😉