You all know the drill: On the one hand, you of course want so stick to your workout routine and to your regular eating habbits, even when you´re travelling, but well, on the other hand, you do want to make the most of your stay/your vacation- which is why workouts and healthy eating resolutions are abandoned as soon as you leave your house.
Here´s the thing: I am one hundred percent of the opinion that when you´re away, whether it is on a long vacation or simply on a quick city trip, spending time on minding your diet, counting calories and watching out when you might possibly find the time to squeeze in your next workout session is absolutely redundant (read: s***).
That´s why I have, throughout the years, come up with a couple of ways that help me to stay active and healthy-ish even when I´m not at home.
- It´s a clear matter that when you´re travelling you will be consuming more calories then when you´re at home, preparing your home-cooked meals every day.Period. Nonetheless, I personally like to stick to some healthy habits that I can maintain when traveling, such as starting the day with a big glass of lemon-infused water, or drinking lots of water. Also, instead of having, let´s say 2 or 3 (or more, come on, strive for more.) italian gelatos a day, try to have 1 or 2 and snack on fruits to substitute for the rest. Another option would be to try to eat as much from the salad buffet as possible when you´re staying at a holiday resort, so that you´re filled up a bit and will be automatically less likely to overindulge on the main course and on the dessert.
- Next off, I think it´s important to be aware of the fact how easy you can actually squeeze in a small workout into your day. I´m a big fan of simple workouts with your own bodyweight; here, I personally like doing squats, lunges, crunches and arm dips. Those are so easy to do wherever you are, and depending on how many repetitions you will do, you can build up your own workout that can only take you about 5 minutes!
You might as well go for these cray-cray upside town things when you´re at it..
- Lastly, I can also recommend you try to workout outside at the place you´re at. Whether it´s taking a run at a local or using the cliffs at the ocean to do so exercises, you will be able to experience the nature at the place you are and you will be able to workout simultaneously. I mean, come on, how amazeballs is that?!
I hope you found these tips helpful!
Thanks for reading,
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