Four Fat Loss Tips to Keep Losing Weight While Traveling
When we’re in our regular environment it’s alot easier to do our best with sticking to our exercise and diet routines. After all, having a regular routine is a key factor to success. And while many of us try to stick with those same routines while traveling, we often struggle with maintaining our workout schedules and fat loss efforts. And this is where most of us fail.
Too many times we’ll miss our first workout when traveling, then just rationalize to ourselves that it’s ok to miss the rest of our workouts; that we’ll “get back on track” when we get home.
The problem lies in believing that we can do EXACTLY what we do at home, while traveling. And although this is sometimes possible, it’s usually a recipe for failure.
Expecting that you’ll have the same routine, perform the same workout, at the same time of day and eat the same foods will just lead to disappointment that can snowball into several days of neglecting your workouts and diet.
Instead of expecting that you can follow the exact same routine that you do at home while traveling, instead, reset your expectations.
Follow the four fat loss tips below and you’ll keep losing weight even while you’re traveling or at the very least maintain your status quo.
Yesterday I discussed Six Healthy Eating Strategies to Keep the Fat Off While Traveling, today I’ll talk about four exercise strategies that you can implement immediately to stay fit while traveling.
- I Get Up Before Everyone Else
OK, so this isn’t any different than what I normally do, but that’s sort of the point. If I’m traveling with the family I make sure I get up at least 30 minutes before them to squeeze in a quick workout. If your family is anything like mine, this shouldn’t be a problem as they typically get up between 10 and 12.
For those of you who are thinking that they like to “sleep in” while traveling or on vacation, I say to you “Is 30 minutes early REALLY that big of a difference?”
- I Keep It Short and Simple
If there is no hotel gym or a gym nearby (or I just don’t want to spend the money), I’ll do a quick bodyweight workout in the hotel room or even outside.
If I’m really crushed for time, I’ll do two to three four minute rounds so I’m done in 10-15 minutes and still have my metabolism in high gear for the rest of the day. Anyone can squeeze in 10-15 minutes.
Here’s a great bodyweight circuit you can do while traveling:
The tremendous amount of day-long energy I get from getting a quick workout done in the morning is simply awesome, so I try to never skip more than one day, even while I’m traveling.
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- I Walk. A LOT.
This one is especially true when on vacation with the family. Regardless of our vacation destination we typically end up walking a lot.
When I’m on business I try to find healthy restaurants that would require at least a 20 minute walk each way so not only do I get to burn extra calories but I get to explore the surrounding area as well (and it sure beats the treadmill).
- I Run. Up stairs. Quickly.
I am not a fan of running. I do not like jogging so I don’t do it. But when I’m traveling I make it a point to use the stairs instead of the elevator and I run up the stairs as quickly as I could when I do. It’s that simple. Now I’ve incorporated some extra cardio at a fairly high intensity to get where I was going anyway.
If you have any specific strategies you use to eat healthy and exercise while traveling, please feel free to share, I’d love to hear them!
Also, don’t forget to check out the companion to this post: Six Healthy Eating Strategies to Keep the Fat Off While Traveling.
Dedicated to getting you fit and firm on YOUR schedule,
Coach George, The White Collar Warrior
Body Transformation Coach
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer & Precision Nutrition Certified Nutritionist