I love traveling.
I spent a semester of college living in Ireland, and spent literally every last dollar I had getting to new places while I was there…Sweden, Belgium, Germany, England, Scotland, and half a dozen cities and towns around the little green countryside.
Right now, I’m gearing up for my first weekend away since starting my healthy eating and exercise routine. I’m heading to Indianapolis for a wedding planning weekend with the parents and future in-laws. I won’t have a car, so I’ll be on the schedule of those around me, and since we’re looking for places for a rehearsal dinner, and cupcakes, I’m sure there will be lots of unhealthy eating, and less devoted time for exercising.
I definitely don’t want to show up Monday morning for my session with my trainer and be a mess; frankly, the woman scares me a little 🙂
So while I was packing my suitcase earlier, I made some new (for me) decisions. Below is what my suitcase would normally look like for this weekend jaunt.
And here are the healthy additions I managed to jam in on top!
So I’ve got the usual: workout clothes, my awesome sneakers, and a water bottle (drinking water on a regular basis is new to me, so I figured having my container along would help keep my new habit going). I’m also bring my heart rate chest strap and a bag of granola. Eating breakfast is also a fairly new practice in my life, so I didn’t want to get off track by skipping it entirely or eating something I’d regret later. Plus, I can always use a little extra fiber in my diet while traveling.
My plan for the weekend is to hit the gym (which is probably just a treadmill or a bike in a tiny room) for an hour tomorrow and Saturday. I’m hoping that I can stay on track while traveling, and that getting some physical activity in will help me stay positive when dealing with the stress that will inevitably show up during the wedding planning sessions.
Help a traveling girl out. Anyone have any tricks or tips on how to make traveling a little easier, from a nutrition and exercise standpoint?