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Ten Things I Learned: #4 – Travel And A Healthy Routine

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On The Road Again

This year we did more travelling than we ever have. Rocky Mountain Media Group trips took us to Seattle, Oregon, Nashville, Pittsburgh and Steamboat Springs. Those coupled with family trips presented challenges to keeping a healthy routine.

Eating On The Road

When you are used to eating all natural, gluten free, paleo meals, travel can get tricky. Being prepared and planning ahead is the key. Do some research on the area you are visiting to find out what restaurants offer options that fit with your plan. And plan to take some snacks with you. When I travel, fresh fruit and nuts are always handy in my bag. Sometimes you will find yourself in situations where there aren’t good options. But again, planning ahead can help. One meal off plan won’t do much damage, but when that one leads to two than five it can. Make the best of the situation and don’t let it de-rail the work you have put in.

Working Out On The Road

This was a bigger challenge than eating out for me. When we travel we tend to have early mornings and late evenings. Making the time to get up and hit the fitness room wasn’t easy. And often times we would find ourselves in hotels without work-out rooms. This is one of the things we are working on for 2013. Again, some planning is the key. Make sure the hotel has a fitness center. It doesn’t have to be state of the art, just enough to get you moving. As we plan our schedules while on the road this year, I will also make sure we have time to get to the gym, especially if it more than just a day or two.

Your Healthy Travel Tips

We learned a lot about travelling and trying to maintain a healthy routine this year, but I’m sure we’ll learn even more in 2013. What are some of your secrets for a healthy routine for travel?

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  1. Renee says:

    I bring hard boiled eggs, cut up veggies, homemade beef jerky, bags of Mac nuts and homemade cinnamon coconut chips, and canned smoked sardines. I look on yelp for restaurant gluten free or organic. Mediterranean restaurants often have good options. Bodeefit.com has good suggestions for exercises that don’t need equipment/can be done in your hotel room. I love when my hotel room has a refrigerator because dinner leftovers make great breakfast.

  2. jeffabel says:

    Renee – great ideas! Thanks for sharing those and the link.

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