One of my main goals for this new year is to stay healthy. From eating healthy to exercising more, I’ve been on target. Yet with a road trip in my future, I’m considering how to stick to my healthy way of living. Whether you’re okay with splurging when on a road trip vacation or a stickler for sticking to your diet or exercise regime, we’ve got some road trip tips for staying healthy.
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Road Trip Tips for Staying Healthy
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Not everyone wants to stick to their diet when they go away, but for those of you that do, it is possible to do. Even when you think that it might be too difficult, we promise that it’s okay to be okay.
If you would like to know more about how you can avoid letting your regime suffer, keep reading our road trip tips for staying healthy.
Focus on the WHY
The first thing when embarking on a road trip focus on the WHY. Why are you committed to staying healthy?
Questions to ask yourself include: What reasons have motivated you thus far to stay healthy? Has your doctor recommended that you lose weight? Perhaps your blood work caused your doctor to ask you to cut out certain foods, or exercise more?
Keep in mind why you are doing this, what are your end goals and focus on how hard you have already worked to get to where you are today.
If even on a vacation, you’ve chosen to not take a break from your healthy regime, then there must be a reason. Whatever it is, make sure you hold onto it and cling for dear life.
Keep in mind what you learned from various sources such as steelsupplements.com, your personal trainer or physician, and any other information that you have picked up along the way.
It may be as simple as adapting your healthy regime to fit in with the road trip itinerary a little more.
Consider all you’ve learned and incorporate healthy activities and eating into your road trip.
Schedule Exercise Into Your Itinerary
We get that you are probably going to want to get up and stretch your legs at some point, but we recommend don’t stop there.
Schedule exercise where you can, trying to maintain the right amount of training time as you normally had at home.
You might not be able to do exactly what you can do at home, but that doesn’t matter.
Creative ways to exercise when traveling might include stops at national parks for hikes, going to the gym at the hotel, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Build-in time to stop the car along the way and get out a stretch — or even park the car and take a short hike.
As long as you’re incorporating some exercise, you’ll feel better and it’ll keep you motivated.
Finally, if you miss a day of exercise, don’t beat yourself up. It’s only for a couple of days so it’s not like a tiny change in your regime is going to undo all of your progress. Instead, just focus on exercising at the very next opportunity.
Motivate Yourself To Eat Better
We know that you are going on a road trip, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make better choices when it comes to food.
Try to avoid food that is full of fat and sugar, and instead opt for veggies and lean proteins where you’ve got them. Pack healthy snacks for the road trip while in the car (and avoid convenience store or gas station snacks).
When dining out, take time to find healthy alternatives on the menu.
Hopefully, these simple road trip tips for staying healthy will motivate you to make better choices. Sticking to a healthy lifestyle when traveling is not always the easiest thing in the world, especially if you just want to let loose, but we promise it is going to be worth it in the end.