We all live in a busy world. As much as we want to be able to stick to our normal gym schedule, life throws us curve balls: an emergency staff meeting, playing the chauffeur to and from soccer practice, that guy you met at the party asks you to catch dinner tonight. These things happen. It happens to ALL of us! Guess what though: you can have results… or you can have excuses. NOT BOTH.
Allow me to share some top excuses that I hear all day long:
- I don’t have enough time
- I’m way too tired to workout
- I don’t like exercising
- I have kids to look after
- The gym is too expensive
- I need to start off slow on my own, first.
What… do you think people who workout consistently never feel those same things? Of course we do!
I have a confession to make. I am an exercise addict. I work out six days a week, like clockwork. I work out almost every single day on vacation. I’ll work out in a tiny hotel room, an empty field, someone’s driveway. It doesn’t matter how the conditions are, I will still work out. Why? Because it’s become part of my lifestyle. I don’t even think twice about. Yes, this can be viewed as a bit excessive. I am here to tell you how leaving town or missing the gym should not derail you from your goals. But once you build up the habit, it actually becomes harder not to exercise because you become so used to prioritizing it in your life.
The holidays are right around the corner. Which means tons of food, alcohol, parties, and vacations. Putting on a few pounds seems effortless around this time of year, but believe me trying to shed them later is much more difficult.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when leaving town.
- Eat before arriving at the airport
- Beware of buffets
- Don’t drink all your calories
- Take the stairs
- Check to see if your hotel has a gym
- Do it anywhere (I mean bodyweight exercises. Duh)
- Take your workout outdoors
Visit “The Traveling WOD” for countless workouts you can do when stuck at home or out on vacation, without any equipment.
“I regret that workout” – said no one, ever.