Travelling can throw a spanner in the works of your fitness routine. It’s particularly frustrating when you’ve been doing really well, you’re in a great routine and then a disruption knocks you off course.
What type of travel you are doing will determine your course of action. If you’re going on a holiday, that is a one-time event and you can manage it. Take a bit of down time, don’t be too structured. Focus on being active. Do things you enjoy and have some fun. Swim, hike, play sports, and treat yourself to some relaxation.
Of course if you want to keep a little more structure, you can work out in your hotel room, or find a gym.
Whatever you do for 1-2 weeks isn’t that important in the grand scheme of things, so don’t beat yourself up about it. Place your focus on getting right back into a good routine as soon as you get home.
If you travel regularly, such as for work, then that is a different thing to deal with. You will need to work the travelling into your plans.
Firstly, always pack your gym gear. When dressed for exercise, it will help you mentally switch off from work. Devise a workout that you can do in your hotel room or check if your hotel has a gym or even a pool. If you travel to the same place regularly, find out where the local gym is and treat it as your gym away from home.
No gym? No worries. A brisk walk or run is a great way to take in the new surroundings and can be done before or after your working day.
Does your hotel have a flight of stairs? A few runs up and down the stairs will work out your legs and boost your cardio while staying safe indoors. If using emergency stairs, make sure public access is allowed first before setting off alarms!
When you travel regularly, don’t use it as an excuse to get out of your routine, or you will forever remain helpless. Acknowledge it is part of your life, then plan around it to ensure you get the results you are looking for.