Some tips to make it less daunting.
My favorite thing about traveling is, well everything!!!! There’s not much I don’t like about getting on a plane, or car and arriving at a new place. The smell of the air, the way I compare the new city to my hometown of New York and wonder what it will be like during my visit.
Literally, the only thing I don’t like about traveling is knowing that if I want to keep all of the hard work I’ve done on my physique, I at least need to workout a few days while away. It’s not fun, but it is necessary. I know many bodybuilders or fitness people and they all have their own approach to working out while traveling. Read below, for some of my tips to make it less daunting:
1. Workout in the morning.
When I’m on vacation, I like to start my day with my workout. Not because I’m some early bird that wants to be exhilarated, (truth be told, I’d rather sleep in), but by starting my day with my workout I’ve gotten it out of the way and I have the rest of the day to do whatever I want. Without having to cut anything short later on “because I have to go to the gym”. Trust me; it’s a complete mood killer.
2. Plan your workouts.
If you’ve read any of my previous posts on Jet Set Times or on my blog, Tie Sides and Scoops, you’ve heard me mention this one before. But it’s solid advice. Plan your workouts; what days you’ll do them, which days you won’t. What time of day you’ll do it. It gives you so much more control with your diet/exercise routine and the accountability is good for the amount of freedom you have from your regular day-to-day routine.
3. Avoid them on your sightseeing days.
When you’re traveling, your sight seeing days are draining enough, without adding sore legs or abs to the mix. So if you know you’re going to go sightseeing let’s say on Wednesday, then maybe Wednesday you don’t work out. You’ll get plenty of activity from all of the walking around you’ll be doing that day anyway, so feel free to take a break.
4. Get the best bang for your buck.
What I mean by this is do more impactful exercises. Try a great h.i.i.t routine or plyo’s. Something that gets the heart rate up AND let’s you build/maintain muscle. You’ll spend less time on your workout and get a more comprehensive one to boot!
Photos: Nic Hyl
How do you exercise on vacay? Share with us in the comments.