BELONG: Stay on Track With Your Workout Plan While Traveling
Whether you travel for business or pleasure, the change in routine can make it difficult to stay on track with your fitness relationship goals. Not only can it be more challenging to fit in time for your workout plan, watching what you eat can be more difficult as well. Taking the time to plan ahead can help you stay on track with your exercise and healthy eating plan and give you the extra momentum you need to have an enjoyable and healthy trip.
Talk to your Curves coach prior to your trip
At your monthly coaching session, let your Curves coach know that you have a trip coming up. Fill her in on the specifics of your schedule and discuss ways to stay healthy and stick with your exercise and weight loss eating plan on your travels. She can help you find a Curves location near your destination and set you up with a travel card so you can fit in your workouts while you’re away!
Anticipate being active and pack your workout clothes
Especially if you’re traveling on business, you may not think to bring your sneakers or workout clothes. But many hotels have fitness centers on-site, and you never know when an opportunity might arise to walk to dinner rather than taking a cab. Be sure to bring appropriate shoes, socks, clothes and special items for quickly refreshing your hair or makeup after your activity. Swimming is an excellent form of exercise, and there’s a good chance your hotel will have a pool. Check it out before you leave and if they do, pack a bathing suit.
Don’t forget to pack a snack
One of the pitfalls of traveling is finding healthy meal and snack options while you’re on the go. At home, you can always hit the fridge for some crispy veggies or fresh fruit. In a hotel, however, your only options may be the vending machines down the hall. Potato chips, sodas, and candy bars can wreak havoc on the best laid healthy eating and workout plan, so be prepared by taking along some healthy snacks . Protein shakes are an excellent choice – they are portable and a nutritious part of a weight loss eating plan, at home or away.
Schedule some healthy, local activities
Check the internet or your hotel front desk for information about walking and biking tours of the area. These tours can be a great way to get in some good exercise while seeing the sights and learning more about the region where you are staying. If you’re on vacation, be sure to schedule some activities that get you moving and sightseeing at the same time, like taking a hike up a local mountain or kayaking on a nearby lake.
You don’t have to put your workout plan on hold just because you’re going on the road for a few days. With thoughtful consideration, you can remain on your path toward getting in shape and following a healthy eating plan. Doing so is likely to make your travel that much more enjoyable. Just don’t forget to jump right back into your regular Curves routine as soon as you’re back home.