I’m currently on-site for a work event. It’s been awhile since I’ve been on the road, as a new mom, and feels great to be back in the saddle! But it has reminded me of how hard it is to keep yourself organized, in the health and fitness department. It can be a real struggle! Who am I kidding the struggle is real. Temptations, peer pressure, exhaustion… The food gremlins are everywhere! There are a few things I always do to keep myself on track, or at least half on track:
- Take the stairs
Seems like a no-brainer, but with how accessible elevators are we sometimes forget what we did before electricity. Find the stairs and use them.
- Don’t do the Dew
Soda is everywhere at conferences. It can be hard to resist, but avoiding it will help your energy and your waist line. Opt for water instead.
- Pack a re-usable water bottle
Unfortunately, water bottles are not available at every conference, forcing you to do the Dew, OH THE HORROR! But never fear you can bring your own re-useable bottle, and they even have really cool travel ones that won’t take up luggage space.
- Pack your snacks
Healthy meal options are not always an option. So I always pack some instant oatmeal when I travel. At the very least I can start my day right, or have something as a meal replacement. You can always find hot water whether it’s at the coffee & tea station, your hotel room coffee maker, or via a microwave.
- Work it out
Lets face it, the last thing you have time for when you travel is working out, that’s why you take the stairs, right? It’s a good start, but squeezing in just 20 minutes is better than nothing. I often take my P90x 30 minute DVDs along, and yes sometimes they only go for the ride. If I don’t have time for a DVD I’ll do some basic push-ups, sit-ups, crunches, squats, etc. Even while I’m brushing my teeth, yes I’m that girl.
It might not be 100% healthy, but it balances out that Kansas City BBQ you have on your night out, right? That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!