Whether you're going to be on the road or flying to a tropical destination, it's not impossible to keep up on your workouts and clean eating. Like I have said a million times over, and will continue saying forever, it's all about the lifestyle. Learning how to fit a healthy routine into your life permanently will be the most beneficial thing you do for yourself.
The people who know me know that I am always on the go. Over the years I've been between Africa, Nicaragua, Hawaii, New York, trips home across the state, trips to Texas, Nashville, etc... do you wonder how I do it all and still keep my healthy lifestyle?
The times I'm not traveling I have a 95-5% diet, meaning I eat healthy 95% of the time and 5% I treat myself, (It often turns into 100% clean eating). When I'm traveling I follow more of an 80-20% rule. I find it intriguing to find local healthy options where ever I go. A large part of vacationing is enjoying the food, but the food doesn't have to be the local garbage.
The biggest advice I would give about your diet when you're traveling, is enjoy the most delicious local healthy options 80% of the time, and indulge 20%.
Another tip from my personal experience, I bring healthy snacks or go to the grocery store when I get to my destination and stock up on protein bars, bananas, dried fruit, apples etc. so when I'm hungry I don't turn to a bag of chips on the beach. This is also a good technique to help save some $!
I never use traveling as an excuse not to exercise. When I was volunteering in Africa I went on a run a few mornings a week when time allowed. When I was in Hawaii I went on a run every morning before I hit the beach. When I stay in hotels I have the luxury of using the mini hotel gym. In Nicaragua I was walking every day and doing yoga. Where ever you go there is always going to at least be a beach or road to run on, a grassy spot to do abs and/or burpees, or a pool to swim laps in.
Even better, over the last 5 months (since I've found my obsession in Beachbody) I've been taking my 21 Day Fix workouts with me everywhere. I'm able to stream them online so I can do my workouts from my phone, kindle, ipad, or laptop, anytime, anywhere. And the awesome part is, it's only 30 minutes. So it doesn't take up a ton of vacation time!
My friend Jade and I are getting ready to embark on a 6 day road trip from north to south states. I'm excited to see what cool places we can find to enjoy a nice workout and healthy meal!
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