Bad news: It’s the new year and you’re still sporting some bulk from your holiday gastronomic spree. Good news: You’re not alone! Now is the best time to get your old shape back with a little help from a trusty workout routine. If you’re loving your newfound curves, you can keep them, too!
However, if you have some long-term traveling to do, you may find yourself in a bit of a situation. Trust me when I say that the last thing you want to do is postpone Operation Fitness for a bit of convenience. So here are 7 tips to get back into or stay in shape while on the road.
Take comfortable workout gear anywhere.
Your workout apparel doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Worn out T-shirts, shorts and a pair of comfy sneakers would do. We all know the crucial role that motivation plays in helping you stick to your fitness routine. If you’re not comfortable, you’re not going to get motivated.
Do quick and easy workouts instead.
When you’re on the road, you can become a bit overwhelmed with the change of scenery and pace. Doing quicker and easier workouts will more likely help you keep at it. Instead of doing your regular 1- to 2-hour workouts, do 20 to 30 minutes for the meantime.
Don’t limit yourself to a gym.
A gym may not always be available wherever you go. So instead of forgoing your routine altogether, make use of your current scenery. You could do sprints through flower-filled meadows or up concrete city steps — the possibilities are endless.
Hydrate during long plane, bus or train rides.
One can’t stress the importance of staying hydrated enough. If you’re getting tired of drinking water, reach for tomato juice or green tea and avoid all the sugary drinks as much as you can.
Get enough sleep.
Getting your much-needed 8 hours will do wonders for your energy reservoir. Eat dinner early and walk to your hotel if possible. Going to bed early will also keep late-night munchies at bay.
Bring healthy snacks wherever you go.
Keep an apple or a small pack of almonds in your bag just in case you get hungry. Doing so will lessen the chances of you reaching out for the unhealthy alternatives.
Download fitness applications on your smartphone.
Most people find that fitness apps make their routine a lot easier, especially while they travel. With the help of these applications, you are able to either create a new routine or stick to the one you already live by. Just make sure that you keep your phone safe while you use it to work out. With Liquipel’s sleek, impact-resistant, heat-regulating and non-slip ArmorTek cases, you won’t have to worry about your phone’s safety. You can focus on your fitness goals and leave all the dirty work to us. Check out our products today!