Are you traveling for work or vacation but don’t want to lose your hard earned work? Use these 6 tips to stay on track.
How many of you who travel frequently or are constantly on the go struggle with staying on track with your health and fitness goals?
This is a question I get a lot from people reaching out who feel like they’re spinning their wheels and are on a roller coaster because life gets in the way.
They feel like they undo all of their hard earned work in one short weekend and struggle to get back on track.
My advice? Don’t let it spin out of control, and follow these 6 tips that I have found to be a game changer for me while traveling.
1. Prioritize Sleep
I make sure I’m getting enough sleep the week or weeks before I travel. Sleep greatly improves your immune system, plus it lessens your anxiety and stress response which naturally happens while traveling.
I always aim for 7-8 every night, but I prioritize this more than ever before I travel. You have to build healthy cells and immunity and sleep is one of the main ways to do this.
Yeah, partying is cool until you realize you’ve only slept 3 hours and now want to eat and drink the things you normally don’t.
Break this habit by reminding yourself of past trips you took that didn’t make you feel great by the end of the trip.
2. Make Workouts And Nutrition Non-Negotiable
I ramp up my workout, nutrition, supplements and morning routine every time I travel.
The reason I do this is not necessarily just to get ripped (though it’s a nice side effect) I do this because of the way I feel, which reminds me that I want to feel this way while I’m traveling and it makes it easier to commit to.
I also make sure I take my Metabolic Supplement Stack with me so I stay on track.
Plus, when I stick to this while I’m traveling I don’t have that feeling of any regret when I come home. #Winning.
3. Always Be Prepared
I make sure I have enough snacks to fuel me and also for emergencies. This is so I don’t make poor decisions when on the road or doing interviews and I don’t grab only what’s available.
This has been a lifesaver while I have been interviewing for my podcast. The rule is still true that if you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
When you’re hunger is in full force, all you want is calories and it’s usually in the form or sugar and processed carbohydrates. Having snacks on hand makes it a no brainer to stick to the plan.
Make sure to always have a gallon of water with you also to stay hydrated because you also may confuse dehydration and thirst for hunger.
4. Fill Up On Fiber
I make sure I load up like crazy on fiber every single day I’m gone.
You can bring packets of chia seeds, flax and also psyllium husk which you can find at most health food stores.
This keeps me regular and not backed up like most people complain about when traveling.
5. Eat Before You Leave
Not only will this keep you regular in that “department”, but it helps to rid excess toxins and hormones from foods that you can probably already guess won’t be organic or grass-fed.
I eat a large breakfast in the morning full of healthy fats and proteins so I don’t focus on food the entire trip.
If you’re staying at a hotel, they will usually have some form of a continental breakfast where I grab hard boiled eggs and a banana on the way, or if you’re lucky and have a full breakfast, fuel up on the healthy options.
Not fueling up before you go exploring or traveling will make you want that churro on the side of the street and though a churro won’t kill you, that’s not really nutritious to eat every day and I want to feel GOOD while I travel and I can’t really compromise.
6. You Are In Control
And last but not least, I remind myself that I AM in control and that I don’t want to undo everything I have done in terms of my health and wellness goals.
Having a treat meal once in awhile is awesome, but one too many can and WILL undo your progress and I’m not just speaking in terms of gaining fat or anything to do with aesthetics. That week of travel can disrupt your health in terms of hormones, gut health, cognition and energy.
It’s non-negotiable to me to have fun, but be mindful that binging on loafs of bread and taking back 7 sugary daiquiris a day you will most definitely regret when you return back home.
It really all comes down to this…….
Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.
Those cravings will pass, but realizing you didn’t stick with the plan and go for your goals will stick with you.
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Keep up the awesome work and know that your goals are waiting for you, you just have to go for them and know it’s possible for you.