Thursday, November 17, 2011

NaBloPoMo Day 17: Travel

I am leaving early this morning for a conference, so this post was actually written late Wednesday night. Scheduling is such a wonderful blog feature!

I was thinking about how so many fitness gurus do tips on coping with travel when you are trying to follow a healthy eating and exercise plan. That's rarely a big concern of mine. Sure, sometimes I miss a workout or have a big restaurant dinner. Let's be honest, though, those things can just as easily happen at home.

Here's my strategy: I pack workout clothes and plan to get in at least one workout in the hotel gym (in this case I'm actually running a 5K). I get in lots of walking when I'm traveling in a city because I hate paying for cabs. I don't use being out of town as a cue to totally abandon everything I've ever learned about healthy eating.

More often than not, I find it easier to stay on track away from home, because I don't have a fridge and pantry filled with food, do boredom eating is not an option.

I also try to remember that conference cookies never are as good as they look. Seriously, they are usually terrible.

1 comment:

  1. You're running a 5K while conference traveling? Impressive! Have fun on your trip

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