When I travel, I try to continue with my exercise and good eating habits (that one is sometimes a little tougher when I spy tasty local restaurants to try). Fitting in exercise while on the road can be ‘dedicated’ –a gym workout - or ‘undedicated’-just walking around in a new town. Sometimes it is the hotel fitness center, sometimes it is a P90X DVD in my room, or sometimes just some sit-ups while watching T.V. The idea is to keep a fitness routine going while on the road-whether during business travel or for fun.
But as Marc Carrigan mentioned on Facebook recently, it’s hard to stay on top of fitness when traveling. “I do my very best to practice what I preach,” he wrote. Marc got “smacked in the face” with a “reality right hook” one morning and realized that he had dropped the ball on fitness and nuitition. He reassessed his priorities and made a choice to put his health on the top of his priority list while on the road (along with a little help from Warehouse trainer Paul Theisen who “smacked his head on straight” with a kickboxing class). The Facebook support Marc got from the Warehouse community was overwhelming as we have all been in that same boat. Even our trainers fall off the wagon now and again, but the important thing is that we climb right back on. Great job, Marc! That is what the Warehouse family is all about.
In the Dominican Republic, we played sand volleyball on the beach (I don’t know how the professionals do it!), hit the gym just about every morning, and hit the dance floor at night even harder! I learned how to merengue with one of the locals. Those Zumba classes with Jeanine helped me learn the steps. I don’t know how attractive I looked with sweat dripping down my back after that, but my dance partner didn’t seem to mind!
I guess I like to “move it, move it” wherever I go. As much as I love The Warehouse, The Warehouse itself won’t fit in my suitcase, but a 21-Day Fix DVD, my shaker cup, and a few packets of Shakeology will!
During my trip to New York City, we averaged about 7 miles a day walking around the Big Apple. At the Statue of Liberty, we walked up approximately 215 steps (yes, we tried to count them) to the pedastal to view the magnificent skyline of New York City. We also strolled across the mile-long beautiful Brooklyn Bridge-dodging a few bicycles and other tourists just added to the fun (and to our calorie burn count!).
Beth Wald, another Warehouse member, was in New York City with me. She spent 11 days in the “City That Never Sleeps” chaperoning her daughter during a dance convention and competition. Beth posted on Facebook, “I am really really missing my peeps at The Warehouse and my bad ass workouts!” How’s that for a postcard home? Beth found a way to log over 50 miles of running (including getting lost in Central Park) and walking - coupled with clean eating too. Did she ever cave in to the food trucks???? I’ll never tell…
In the words of J. R. R. Tolkien, “Not all those who wander are lost.” So, although I am a wanderer, I am not lost when it comes to following my exercise and nutrition regimen while I am on the road. I like to think that the Warehouse coaches and their words of encouragement are packed in my suitcase whenever I travel. Whether you find a gym or a walking path, the idea is to just ‘move it, move it’ while on the road!
Where have your travels taken you lately and how do you keep your exercise and nutrition in mind while on the road? Since the ocean is my happy place, post your comments for a chance to win these beach goodies-including a journal, notecards, ocean air diffuser and sachet!