Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Keeping On Track....

On the road again....

Translation:

Living out of a suitcase for the next 4 weeks (with a break in between) followed by another 2 weeks.

Either way...

I'm making a point to fit in my workouts before I leave (get the bulk of it done), that way...

I don't have to worry about catching up.

Getting some cardio in before leaving.

While away from home...

I typically have Arms and Cardio left to do! (Because I'll start my workout week earlier i.e. Sunday or go back to pairing my muscle groups together!)


I seldom miss or skip workouts, so no matter what...

I plan in advance in terms of how my week is going to play out and how exactly I'm going to get things done!

It'll look something like either of these for the most part :)
I'll do abs and legs on the weekend.

**Don't get me wrong. If it happens that I miss a workout. Then I miss it. It's not worth stressing over. I just make sure not to make it a re-occurring thing. That being said, I do do my best not to miss my training dates by shuffling things around. It's the planner within me. I can't help but to plan ahead! lol**

In terms of my nutrition...

I always, always go prepared!

FUeling up.

I sit myself down and make a note of how many meals and snacks I will need...


If anything......

I never leave the house unless I know I have everything I need to keep myself on track with my program! (Of course, if I were on vacation I would relax etc..., but I'm not on vacation!) :)

Do I have any pointers for keeping well-prepared?

Of course I do! 

Here are...

My tips for keeping on track while on the road:

  1. Take out a pen and paper and write what food you will need to bring! (Protein, snacks etc...);
  2. Bring a cooler to store your food!
  3. Ask for a fridge (even a microwave) in your room (if you're staying in a hotel)! (Trust me, both are really convenient to have!);
  4. Scope out the hotel website before your departure and check out the gym and the equipment provided! (This will let you know if certain workouts will need revising!);
  5. Plan out what you will do and when based on your schedule while away!;
  6. Bring a TRX and/or Elastic Band for in-room training! (If you don't have either of these, both make for a great investment in your Fitness!);
  7.  Look for nearby gyms or studios you can drop-in to! (I've done drop-ins due to a hotel having absolutely no weights ... I've also signed up for spin classes as well!);
  8. Don't forget your runners, gym clothes and Magic Bullet (if you want to make your shakes!)!

Questions FU you...
  1. What are some tips you would give for on the road fitness planning?
  2. Do you find it hard to keep on track when travelling?
Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

9 comments:

  1. I tend to decide before I go just like you do.
    I used to bring bands etc but now I typically throw myself at the mercy of the hotel stairs :-) or pseudo-fitness center.

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  2. I'm definitely NOT a planner, nor do I do much more than run or the occasional crossfit workout that won't require much equipment, but your post inspired me to plan out my next trip. Great tips, especially about food. I always struggle when I travel to eat right. Bringing my own food would definitely help that process. Thanks for the post!

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  3. I definitely plan for trips. I don't eat meat so sometimes it can be tough to find meals - or healthy meals at the very least. I try to always get a room with a mini-fridge and microwave or I take a cooler. I scope out grocery stores as well and bring DVDs that I can do in the room in addition to the treadmill. Most hotel gyms never have weights - so I try to always pack resistance bands too.

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  4. Yikes. That's a long time to be living out of a suitcase. Sounds like you're a pro. Love all of your helpful hints!

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  5. GREAT POST! Got to plan ahead! That is along time to be gone - never had that long! I don't travel too much except for vacation which has not happened in years BUT I do plan - bring bands, check out the fitness facility, we stay in a time share so I can cook... got to plan but also roll with the punches! :-)

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  6. Originally I thought it said, "tasted amazing" under the apples. ;)

    Planning ahead is definitely key. I also need to add a cardio day in between my upper body workouts. The program I am doing has back/shoulder; triceps/biceps; chest. but by that third day I am fatigued. So I stuck a cardio day in between and then finished up on the fourth day with chest.

    Nice fueling!

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  7. Kierston, these are great helpful tips! Planning is SO important not just in daily routine life but especially in travelling to stay on track and feeling your BEST so that you have energy for your time away from home. I always try to either bring go-to snacks or take a pit stop at a grocery store upon arrival at my destination to stock up on staples. And I always make sure I have home body-weight style workouts pinned on my #FitFluential board because you are so right, you can't rely on the hotel gyms. Even if they have machines, half always seem to be broken.

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  8. I'm a planner and a list maker. That always keeps me on track. If a hotel doesn't have a gym I do lots of body weight exercises (sorry to the people the floor below me!) and tackle the stairs.

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  9. Lists are the way to go! If I don't make a list, then I will forget for sure.

    I am usually okay with workouts while traveling but eating is always bad. I try every time but it always goes downhill fast! Safe travels to you!

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