I have embarked on a (kinda) new adventure/career/love: Travel writing. Recent jobs and events have allowed me the luxury of traveling around the U.S, possibly Europe in earlier 2012, and with that comes a huge adjustment in the physical fitness/health aspect. I am forced to be outside of my normal routine (i.e. going to the gym on Monday at 7am and so on). No matter where I will be, I have to maintain my fitness and health lifestyle and over-come the ”jet lag” or ”too-long-bus-ride” blues.
That being said, I know many of you travel often for business/work and even leisure. The most important things to do are to drink water, eat 6 small meals on-the-go and exercise. No matter what you are traveling for or where your going, there is always something amazingly special about the place your visiting. So, take care of yourself while your there, eat and exercise.
3 on-the-go Exercises:
1) Scissor Kicks (Abs)
2) Split Lunges (Glutes/Hams)
3) Push Up (Bi’s/Chest)
3 on-the-go Foods to sustain you:
1) A handful of mixed nuts including these 3 nuts: Almond, Walnuts and Macadamia
2) Rich berries including Blueberries, Cherries, Raspberries and Goji berries
3) For meat eaters: Ham or lean Chicken on a wheat free bun/bread or in dark green leafy salad
for vegans/vegetarians: Tempah, Hemp or Tofu in dark leafy salad or on wheat free bun or bread
Also, you can absolutely substitute a high protein shake for a meal or even in with your 5-6 meals plan. These are easy packets to pick up. Here are some brands that are whole food based and will do what an actual protein shake is made to do:
Source Naturals Whey Protein – any flavor is enjoyable!
Living Harvest Hemp Protein Powder -warning!! Very thick, grainy taste mix very well with juice/fruit
Garden of Life RAW Protein – suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
So, next time you are on the road, getting ready or planning for one, you can be mentally and physically prepared for it!
And above all, ENJOY YOURSELVES!