workouts while on the road

24Jul15

How to stay in shape while on the road? Especially with distractions: sightseeing, food, food, food…

Well, expect to maintain rather than make improvements, if you were working toward weight loss or muscle gain. Because travel is about having fun and seeing the sights–and meeting new people, and experiencing new places–rather than staying holed up in a gym somewhere for hours.

Things I use while on the road:

  • Go for a run, if it’s safe and if the weather is conducive (no downpour or excessive sun). I think this is the best way to get the lay of the land in a new location! If you’re not a runner, walking does the same thing. You see so much more detail on foot than you do in a car, right?
  • If you’ve been on your feet sightseeing for days, and you’re feeling achy all over, yoga is my go-to. Some days, I need yoga just to feel good in the morning (but that could be the MS and spasticity talking, too). You can find some quick, short practices at Yoga With Adriene, Yoga By Candace, and Sarah Beth Yoga.
  • If you want a more intense workout, I recommend intense and quick–you get it in quickly and can move on with your day! I’ve recently discovered the workouts at 12 Minute Athlete. Yes, you read right–workouts that only take 12 minutes. You bet you’re going to be working HARD in these workouts. Some of them require minor equipment, but Krista has developed many equipment-free workouts (other than a timer, which you can get on your phone or laptop) that you can do on the road. No excuses!

And then, you’ll come home still feeling and looking great! 🙂

Anyone else have suggestions and/or websites they’d like to add to the list? I want to know! 🙂

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