It’s the holidays so it’s almost inevitable that we let our healthy habits slip a little.
This was true for me while I was in India (blog post on the trip soon!). I was sitting around a lot, I was eating heavier food, and finally I couldn’t get out to run at all.
But those frustrations aside, I’ve found a few ways to stay on track while on vacation. I hope some of these tricks work for you too!
1. Stretch, breathe, and roll.
Fitness translates both to body and mind. Each morning I tried to do 5-10 minutes of yoga to help relax my mind and stretch my muscles. When I travel, my hips and back become extremely tight from all the sitting in the plane. I love to foam roll but since I can’t lug a foam roller around easily, I brought a trigger point massage ball with me and found that to help (tennis ball works well too!).
2. Pack your running shoes
I love going on runs while traveling as it’s a great way to see a new city. So if you can run – do it! I knew I wouldn’t be able to run in India but I still packed my running shoes because I knew that wearing them would make me feel more active. I started taking the stairs more (YES, take the stairs WHENEVER you can), and randomly did lunges around the apartment just because I was wearing my Nikes.
3. Rely on fitness videos
When I don’t have to motivation to think of a workout routine, I rely on fitness videos. I love both Tone it Up and Blogilates and they both have a lot of body-weight exercises that are great to do while traveling. One of my favorites is the “Call Me Maybe” Squats video by Cassey Ho of Blogilates.
4. Stay hyrdated
Finally, the easiest thing you can do is stay hydrated while traveling. It’s really easy to become dehydrated and when that happens, you crave more food to quench your thirst. Drink a lot of water throughout the day and you’ll find yourself eating less junk and feeling more full.
P.S. Here’s the Call Me Maybe Squat Video. Give a try and let me know if you are sore the next day ;).