Every morning when Steve Jobs woke up he looked in the mirror and asked himself, “If today were the last day of my life would I want to do what I’m about to do today?” It created an empowering sense of urgency to use his time wisely because he reminded himself not to take a moment of life for granted.
On my recent trip to Rome I visited the Colosseum where countless battles were watched as entertainment. Gladiators and fierce wild animals from all over the world were matched up against one another in battles to the death. This once magnificent arena is also falling apart as time passes. It reminded me of how precious life is and how important it is to truly live life to the fullest each day.
The necklace I wear is a reminder to live life now and not wait. What is it you truly want to do in your heart?
Do you want to travel to another country? All over the world?
Do you want to start your own business?
Do you want to learn to play the guitar?
Do you want to be a photographer?
There is a way to make your dreams a reality and the best time to start is now.
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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:
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!