Traveling can be an incredible experience, but it can also be a disruption to your pristine routine and your healthy lifestyle. If you don't watch yourself, that little disruption can create a ripple effect that completely throws off your whole mojo and makes it hard to get back on track.
But don't worry, my man. Whether you're traveling for work or pleasure, you can maintain while traveling– and look good at the same time.
Here's a quick guide to traveling and staying on point.
When packing for your trip, choose versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched. Avoid over-packing at all costs. When possible opt for wrinkle-free fabrics or knits that don't need to be ironed.
I'm thinking of things like black knit turtlenecks and your favorite black or navy blue sweatshirt along with some dark jeans that you can wear in a variety of situations.
Traveling doesn't mean you have to skip your workouts. Many hotels have fitness centers with weights, treadmills, and sometimes even fancypants gear like pelotons.
You can also go for a run, or get adventurous and social and find a local yoga class. If you don't have access to a gym, you can always pack a resistance band or jump rope for a quick workout in your hotel room.
Find Healthy (Local) Food Options
Eating well whilst traveling is challenging, but not impossible. Research local restaurants with healthy options or pack healthy snacks like protein bars, nuts, and fruit to keep fueled up.
Avoid fast food. If you are on a budget and need to eat quickly, search out street vendors and embrace some of that local flavor. Isn't that what travel is all about?
Explore on Foot
A huge key to staying active abroad is to exploring on foot. Walk around and discover the sights and sounds. Rent a bike. Take a hike in a nearby park. Skip the cab and walk few blocks. Earn your cardio via sightseeing. God gave you two legs, so use them.
Hydrate like a fish.
Staying hydrated is important, especially when traveling. Bring a reusable water bottle, refill often. Avoid sugary drinks and opt for water instead. If you are a coffee drinker like moi, temper your caffeine intake with a little extra H2O.
With Clothes, Focus on Versatility
Traveling doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. Pack versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down. An unstructured blazer and a pair of loafers or versatile sneakers like Common Projects can easily take you from a casual lunch to a formal dinner.
Your favorite accessories can take your travel outfit to the next level. Pack a versatile watch, a pair of sunglasses, and your most travel-ready cap to complete your look.
Rest and Recharge
Traveling can be exhausting, so make sure you take time to rest and recharge. Schedule downtime to read a book or meditate, and get plenty of sleep to ensure you feel your best throughout your trip.
Finally, remember to have fun. Traveling is an adventure, so enjoy every moment and make the most of your experience. Take pictures, try new things, and create memories that will last a lifetime.