I’ve been out of town on work travel for 12 days in January and February. While I LOVE a good trip, and I always see it as a chance to be rejuvenated and inspired, I get stressed out about maintaining my health and fitness while away. When home in Nashville, I prioritize working out 5-6 days per week, and I’m happy as a clam to have a smoothie for lunch during the workday. So when I’m away from my routine for that amount of time, I have to be diligent about the decisions that will help me take care of myself.
That means working out. I was in denial about this for years, I had always heard that working out even when you’re tired would help boost your energy and overall mood. I’m happy to say that I’ve finally embraced a good sweat as essential for my mind-body wellness; it helps me feel good physically while also saving a little sanity while I’m constantly “on-on-on” as I like to call it. And I credit a quick jog, even if it’s just a mile, and a hotel-room HIIT sesh for keeping me happy and healthy during these past two months on the go.
Do you struggle with staying fit while traveling? I think the biggest thing is to think of it like this: your body is truly your temple, so do what you need to do to keep it thriving. That doesn’t stop when you’re away from home; it’s the most important then. Check out a few easy tips to stay fit while traveling below. I’d love to know any tricks you have up your sleeve, too. Cheers, Kat