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Sticking to your healthy diet and exercise plans can get a little tricky when it comes to hitting the road! There is something about traveling that echos… all diets and exercise plans should be abandoned and ignored completely! Our inner voice whispers relax you’re on vacation… feel free to do and eat whatever your little heart desires! Well mine does anyway… I venture to guess that I am not alone with my inner monologue.
But if you are truly dedicated and want to not lose focus and momentum… it’s really important to follow these simple tips to make sure you OWN your will power while traveling!!
#1 Take Advantage of the gym where you’re staying! I stayed at a Holiday Inn, on my most recent trip out of town. They had a nice little gym complete with weights, treadmill, and an elliptical. I pretty much had the place to myself as well. And working out first thing in the morning will help you stay focused and get your head in the game! 😉 (And if you do indulge a little – this will help counteract calories consumed.)
#2 Drink your water! — I think I should just change the name of my blog…To Drink Your Dang Water! lol… Making sure you’re staying properly hydrated will help you curb cravings, and keep hunger and unnecessary snacking to a minimum. It really is one of the best things you can do to help you lose weight and stay on track no matter what! – Aim to drink 2/3 of your weight in ounces!
#3 Choose Wisely…. When eating out (which typically is a necessity when traveling) stick with words like steamed, grilled, and baked. Avoid words like sauteed and fried when ordering! And if ordering a salad order the dressing on the side! Most restaurants over do it when it comes to dressings and by having it on the side, you are in total control of the amount used!! Another tip watch portions! Share with a friend or have them box up half!
#4 Plan Ahead! Make sure you pick up healthy snacks that you can eat on the plane and while traveling! Having a smartly packed purse or brief case is a MUST! I LOVE these super yummy Small Plates and Chicken Bites from Hillshire Farms® – These are a great option to help you get a good dose of protein which is also a great way to curb carb cravings! Protein is essential for weight loss! And these little snacks are pure perfection! Round out the snack with some sugar snap peas or an apple! Both travel well! I found these yummy snacks at my local Super Target! Other great portable options can be found here
The prefect travel companion!! I had more than one comment or two when I busted out my yummy snack, when everyone else was eating peanuts and stale crackers…
#5 Above all take a deep breath and enjoy life!!! You’re on vacation! Even if it’s a business trip, you’re getting a break from the day to day! Find fun and different ways to be active and move!! I tried a night out of Karaoke! As always I avoided the alcohol and burned a ton of calories dancing and laughing!! If you have never tried it! Go for it, I am a horrendous singer – but getting up there and singing with my cousins and sister was so fun!!! What is your favorite thing to do to stay active while traveling??!
Another super cool app I discovered while trying out Hillshire® Small Plates and Chicken Bites is the Jingit App! I got paid to shop! Yep you read that right! After completing all the assignments for purchasing the product I made a total of $4.20! Not too shabby! It’s super easy to use just download the app and you will then be asked to register, once you register you’re all set! You can now scan and save right from you’re phone! And right now you can Buy a Hillshire™ H Snacking Small Plate or H Snacking Chicken Bites and get $1.00 cash back! That’s a win my friend!
What are some of your “go to” secrets to stay on track while traveling? I would love to hear from you!!!