I'm in Alaska visiting my daughter and it's Independence Day this week, so I'm keeping my workouts short, using the Trim in 20 workouts since I have no space and no gym. Just myself and a floor! I brought my resistance bands with me, so I will be using them instead of the towel for the arm workout.
Traveling can be tricky to fit in healthy eating and working out, so I'll share a few tips on how I navigate traveling without returning home without gaining weight and feeling bloated.
1. Stay hydrated! Yup, I know, I always say that. But it is so crucial to stay hydrated. You'll help flush out all the junk and be less likely to overeat when your stomach is already full of liquid. Reach for water and herbal teas or add a bit of lemon or lime to your water. You could also add berries or watermelon and herbs to a pitcher of water or water bottle and let it sit for a few hours (or overnight) to infuse your water with vitamins and minerals and a bit of fruity flavor.
2. Move it! If you're at the airport, walk. You can easily spend your extra time walking instead of sitting. You'll have plenty of time to sit on the airplane anyways, so make the most of your free time by walking around the airport. And fill up your water bottle while you're at it. If you're driving, get out and walk and stretch your legs every 2-3 hours. Jog around the rest stop, do a little parking lot yoga, take a dance break, or whatever you fancy. Once you're at your destination, make a plan to move every day: walk, jog, hike, do some yoga, hit the gym or do a workout in your own hotel room.
3. Choose (or pack) fresh fruits and veggies, especially water-rich foods like cucumbers, celery, lettuces, apples, grapes, watermelon, berries, etc. Go for a wide variety of colors to cover as many nutritional bases as possible. If you're headed out to a BBQ, take along some chopped veggies and hummus or a fruit plate to share. There will most likely be plenty of other (unhealthy) options, so take something healthy that you can snack on guilt-free!
I hope you have a wonderful week celebrating and enjoying time with friends and family!
Monday: Legs & Booty 1
Tuesday: Tabata Trimmer 1
Wednesday: Arm Workout (with a Towel)
Thursday: Cardio Blast 1
Friday: Cardio Tone 1
Saturday: Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors!
Sunday: 25-Minute Yoga Flow