I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people use the excuse that it's too hard to workout on the go, especially when traveling. Ok, I am one of those people. I have used the fact that I'm traveling and it's too hard to find the time. The truth is, there is always time. It all depends how badly you want it. I have discovered that the easiest way to stay fit on the go is to bring some DVD's with you. Sure, most hotels have gyms and you can always make that work. But I have found for me, whether I'm traveling for work or pleasure, I always have more success just waking up and doing a DVD. My two favorites at the moment are Tracy Anderson & Cardio Barre.
When doing Cardio Barre, I improvise by using the hotel room chair as a bar and a water bottle as weights. This way I don't have to travel with the weights.
My favorite Tracy DVD's are in the metamorphosis package but I find The Perfect Design Series is great for hotel room purposes. If you are able to travel with ankle weights and/or have a gym in your hotel, then I HIGHLY recommend the meta series. I knew that I would be away for awhile so I did travel with my ankle weights, 3 pound hand weights, my Tracy Meta DVD's and her new dance one which is amazing for cardio! I would turn the heat up in my hotel room and sweat while doing fun dance routines.
Another option too, is to look for local gyms and classes (Pilates, Yoga, Barre) Those are always fun and you can find them anywhere if time permits. While filming The Blue Mountain State Movie in Wilmington North Carolina, Frankie Shaw and I found the most amazing Pilates studio called Lithe Core Pilates and worked out with Shepherd. She is AMAZING and we highly recommend her!
As for diet, the catering on this movie was the best catering we have ever had! Everything was delicious and healthy.
- Breakfast: Egg whites with tomato, spinach & onion, 2 pieces of turkey bacon and a slice of gluten free bread.
- Lunch: One piece of protein, salad, veggies and a carb like rice or potatoes.
- Dinner: Salmon, salad and potatoes.
- In between for snacks I would have a power bar and a scoop of tuna with pickles.
Because we had started the 90 day food challenge and we were on location, it was extra challenging. But the catering department cooked so healthy that I feel like all those days counted! On our days off, we had gone to Whole Foods and stocked up our fridge with healthy things like carrots & hummus, Kefir, fruits & veggies and some turkey meat for protein. Of course we also had snacks like gluten free crackers, chips and cookies for the weekend. (You have to live after all) but it's all about balance!! I am a potato chip addict, So sometimes what I will do is keep pickles around, the crunch and salt tricks me into believing I am eating my chips!
Don't forget that looking cute is half the battle!! (not really)
In these pictures I am wearing Nike Pro Hyperwarm leggings it was cold in North Carolina so I picked up a pair of these while there. They are the comfiest, most amazing workout pants! It was also so much fun to step outside my usual black leggings for these fun colors!
Nike Flex 2014 Run (in pink and black)
So what do you guys think? Would you try these hotel room workouts while traveling? What are some of your favorite things to do to stay healthy? Let me know in the comments below!
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