If you’re anything like me when you travel you have a tough time keeping your workout routine.  There’s so much fun stuff to do, excitement and yummy new food to eat.

The workouts seem to get pushed aside until I’m back to my normal routine back home.

Some of the thoughts that I have:

“There’s too much fun stuff to do, why am I going to exercise?”

“I’ve already eaten so much unhealthy food I might as well throw in the towel and forget the workouts also!”

I’ve come to learn after many experiences of this repeated pattern that I feel better and enjoy my trips way more when I keep my workout routine while traveling.

So for me that means everyday I do something for 20 minutes or more to nurture, strengthen or revitalize my body.  The list of options includes:

Running

Swimming

Stretching

Foam rolling

Walking

Weight lifting

Body weight strength training

Playing basketball, tennis, or some other sport.

The video below shows a simple 15 minute workout I put together in while traveling in Puerto Rico.

 

Remember it’s not so much what you actually do.  It’s more important that you consistently do something every day!

Unless you are a professional athlete or training for something specific you don’t need to get caught up in the perfect workout program.

The main objective is to do something that keeps you healthy, strong, energized and revitalized.  And the best way to do that is to do something you ENJOY!

If you don’t enjoy running don’t do it!  Go dance if that’s what you like doing.  You can jump rope, ride a bicycle, do yoga, martial arts etc.  The options are endless.

It is your job to be creative and come up with something you enjoy.  Most people are confused in that they have this false belief that in order for something to be beneficial it has to be painful and unenjoyable.  That is not true.  Yes there will be challenging times but the most successful people are in FLOW with what they are doing.  Let your analytical left brain relax and tap into your creative child like right brain and see how much easier it is.

 

Leave a comment below on what your favorite ways to workout are while traveling.  Or if you haven’t been doing enjoyable workouts comment on what you will try next to make your travel workouts more enjoyable!

 

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