Thought for the day:
Is that pending workout ‘torture’, ‘time you “don’t” have’, ‘annoying’?
Or is it a chance to get healthier, an opportunity to boost your energy, and a way to help your mental state…?
âWhen traveling, normal 'routines' are often flipped upside down. So we have choices:
Throw it all out the window, take the hangry moments, embrace the digestive issues, and accept that we'll feel 'ugh' when we get home despite the fun places we saw....OR utilize an extra few minutes of planning, and take the energetic vibes, embrace the happier tummy, and accept that we feel good across the board when we get home...
Which sounds better to you?
Oh I don't mean don't enjoy the fancy cocktail lounge or the seaside crab shack or the gourmet French dinner. But in between, instead of relying on whatever you may or may not come across where you are traveling, have some tools on hand to help keep the body and mind happy.
Water: hydrate! And electrolytes help keep the minerals going, especially on hot days or when food intervals are further apart. I love NUUN hydration.
Fruit, trail mix, any portable healthy snack. To keep blood sugar stable, to cut down on overeating during meals, and to help avoid grabbing really unhealthy (& probably not even that desirable) foods within reach when hangry is a thing
Protein powder! A favorite trick to add to my coffee (or even water if you'd like) to give me a healthy dose of protein as well as cut down on the acidity a bit. I'm loving Earth Chimp at the moment!
And of course, MOVE YOUR BODY. Walk (safely) to explore the place you are visiting-- we see things so differently than when flying by in a car. See if there are bike tours. Stroll after dinner to watch a sunset-- don't sit in your rental car! Swim in a lake, kayak and take in the views, the list goes on and on! But safety first always. (& bring that water!)
What are your favorite healthy hacks when traveling? Shoot me a message or email!