When you eat well and exercise most of the time, it’s okay to take a break every now and then. Resting 😴😴😴, relaxing, and removing stress from your life are very important!
However, this doesn’t mean you should spend your time away from home eating potato chips ⛔, drinking soda 🚫, and becoming one with the couch 🛋. You can find a healthy balance between maintaining your fitness and taking a break from routine.
So go ahead — have a cocktail 🍸 or dessert 🍰, but balance it out with a morning jog or a quick hotel room workout. If you’d like to take your healthy act on the road, here are some ways to maintain your momentum:
1. Go for a jog or take a long walk 🏃 🏃
Exploring a new city on foot is a great way to take in your new surroundings. This is also an excellent way to recover from jet lag ✈, especially if you find yourself awake before most businesses open. Put on your running shoes, grab your phone so you don’t get lost, and get out there!
2. Use the hotel gym
We know it’s not as great as our gym, but you can get a good workout in a hotel gym!
Here is a great option: choose three movements from the following list and do 10 rounds of 10 reps of each movement.
- Dumbbell (DB) goblet squat
- Plank (hold for 30-90 sec)
- DB bent-over row
- Russian Twist
- DB bench press
- DB shoulder press
- DB bicep curls
3. Work out in your hotel room
If you don’t have access to a gym, here are some workouts where no equipment is necessary:
- 100 jumping jacks, 75 air squats, 50 push-ups, 25 burpees
- 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps: burpees, squats
- 10 rounds: 10 pushups, 10 sit-ups, 10 squats
4. Indulge Intelligently
You can enjoy drinks, desserts, and extravagant meals on vacation, but make sure every day has some balance. Start the day with a healthy breakfast ☕ and eat a light lunch if you know you’ll be eating a decadent dinner. You can give some thought to your nutrition while away from home without completely denying yourself.
Remember, vacation doesn’t have to be unhealthy to be fun! Follow these tips and you’ll come home fit, well-rested, and happy.