Two things that Don’t Always go well together, Working-out and Travel: How to Stay Consistent when your schedule isn’t

Two things that Don’t Always go well together, Working-out and Travel: How to Stay Consistent when your schedule isn’t

Two things that Don’t Always go well together, Working-out and Travel: How to Stay Consistent when your schedule isn’t

 Working Out and Traveling - Ohio Fitness Garage

 

I’ve heard it a million times. “I was going to start working out, but then, I went on vacation so it didn’t happen,” or “I’ll start my routine once I finish all my traveling.” The truth is there is never a good time and your traveling will never be finished. From my own experience, it is difficult to stay consistent with my workout while I am away from home….heck, it’s hard to stay consistent when I am at home. Here are some quick tips to help you forage a consistent workout that works for you:

 

Pick a time, put it on your calendar

Schedule a time and put your workout on your calendar. Despite popular belief, there IS enough time even when you are traveling. Be consistent with the time of day you are working out and commit to it. The morning is generally easier, and there is a greater probability that other plans won’t “come up” in the early hours of the morning.

 

30 Minutes Isn’t that Long

You can squeeze your workout in if you really want to. I remember one day I was leaving the office. I was working full-time and attending night classes. I stayed in the office beyond what I expected. I needed to be out of the gym and in my car within 45 minutes. I hesitated. I created a million reasons why I couldn’t do it. The number one reason being I didn’t have enough time. Despite the thoughts in my head, I changed quickly and ran for 30 minutes. And, I made it to class on time. It completely blew my perspective out of the water. I didn’t sit there and weigh the pros and cons. When you decide to ‘just do it’ the workout is easier, and in all honesty, it doesn’t take long at all. So, in the spirit of Nike, “just do it.”

 

Bring a jump rope wherever you go

When you are traveling, there isn’t always a safe running route or treadmill. Pack a jump rope and complete your cardio wherever you are in the world. Jump ropes are light, flexible, and easy to pack.

 

Find a gym or workout group

Explore your destination city’s workout culture and drop in to a class. Meet new people as well as the city through a workout. Besides, working out is always more fun with company.

 

Get an App

These days apps can do anything. Find a workout app and complete the workouts wherever you are without the need for equipment. There are many apps you can pay for and there are some for free. Pick the one that adds the most value for you.

 

Make it a Game

Make your workout a game. Use your run to see the city, see how many sites you can find without a map, or let the traffic lights dictate your sprints. Maybe in your game you are racing the cars? Whatever it is find a way to keep you interested and motivated. And most importantly, have fun!

 

Find a local hike

Find a hike in your destination city. There are many apps that can help you locate the hike that bests suites you. Download Wikiloc, find your local hikes, and get your sweat on.

 

And…. if your workout blows up in from of your face, enjoy the moment. Life isn’t all about the grind.

 

Written by - Michelle Gean


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