I hear them from my clients constantly: no time. work too much. on vacation. eating out all of the time, no energy, too hot or too cold, life gets busy. and on and on and on…
Josh and I will be traveling (not vacationing), and will be outside of our normal routine. Our goal is to find a new routine on the road that includes daily activity and exercise. I want to adapt to the location we are visiting and find out what the locals do for exercise, find out how the locals eat, and do as they do.
There are endless destinations and even more experiences to be had. Exercise will be a focus in our daily activities whether its going for a run, hiking up a mountain, or kayaking in the sea.
The key to maintaining all of the hard work, sweat and tears we have been putting in while traveling is making it routine. We will set up our routine months before we travel and stick to it. We might have different equipment, no air conditioning and cleanliness not up to our normal standards, but we will improvise and stick to our routine.
With travel comes new situations, work, time changes, different foods and strange scenery. Without discipline you won’t wake up, put on your tennis shoes and go for a run. You won’t turn down the second helping of thai curry. Traveling isn’t a free for all, you need to practice the discipline of saying no, portion controls and tying up your shoes to ensure our bodies stay strong.
- A daily workout will keep our energy up and our minds working.
- Keep hydrated with lots of fresh (bottled) water.
- The best way to explore a new city is on foot.
- Stretch daily.
- Avoid illness by putting good energy in.
- Spontaneity will make every day exciting.
- Body weight is all you need with push ups, squats and lunges.
- ABM: Always be moving
- Laughing burns calories
*Disclaimer: This may sound painful to some, like we are punishing ourselves for deciding to travel. We aren’t depriving ourselves, we are simply making smart choices. Since this isn’t our vacation, but our way of life for a year, we don’t want our great experiences to take a toll on our health and well-being. Together we have run marathons, hiked mountains and white water rafted through amazing locations and will continue to have fun doing so!