How do you stay Fit when traveling?

How do you stay Fit when traveling?

Have you done any traveling this week? I know lots of folks have been traveling this week mainly because of spring break.

You ever wonder how to stay in shape when traveling? Well it’s not as difficult as you may think. It just takes a little discipline and getting used to when planning your trips. I do it all the time. Take a look at my “Fit Fax” this week and I’ll share with you some traveling tips.


In fact, I will be in New Orleans next week appearing “LIVE” as the keynote speaker for Smart Meetings’ National event. So if you will be in New Orleans in the next week, I would love to see you!


Smart Meeting National in New Orleans

Wendy Ida – Keynote Speaker

At Le Meridien New Orleans
For more information on this event…CLICK HERE

Wendy’s Fit Fax Tips!

So you don’t miss a beat when it comes to staying healthy and keeping your body fit while traveling, try some of the following tips:

  1. Carry a resistance band and a rope in your suitcase so you can do resistance training like rows or curls and/or you can do body weight exercises too, like pushups and squats if you forget your resistance band. Otherwise, be sure to plan ahead and seek out places that have a gym like a hotel. That way you can use that facility.
  2. Drink plenty of water especially when flying because airplanes dehydrate you. Many people order sodas and alcohol when flying, but that dehydrates you even more. So try hard to stay away from all that. Have water or caffeine free organic tea instead. I always travel with a couple of tea bags in my purse.
  3. When eating on the road and dining in new places remember to cut out creamy dressings for your salads, hold the gravies, glazes and other fancy sauces that come with your dishes. Replace them with light healthy oils or enjoy your food with just the tasty spices.

This is a good start to staying healthy and fit while on the road. And you’ll be so much happier and guilt free after you return home. Happy travels!

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Travel and Excercise

Travel and Excercise

What generally happens to our physical fitness program when we travel?  It all goes down hill right? Well it doesn’t have to be that way. All it takes is planning and a clear mind set of what you want to achieve.  So often people tell me when they go on vacation or away on a business trip, they not only didn’t workout, but they over ate on all the wrong foods.

Here are some rules of thumb to live by when traveling:

#1 Rule – Don’t stay anywhere that doesn’t have a gym.  These days that is pretty hard not to find.

#2 Rule – Plan your workout time just like you plan your meal times and pencil it into your day planner the same as you would if you were planning a business lunch.

#3 Rule – Reprioritize and rearrange your mindset on where exercise ranks in your life. Be sure to put it at the top.  It must be recognized as a necessary and automatic function – Just like waking up in the morning and brushing your teeth or looking for breakfast.

#4 Rule – If you are short on time do body weight exercises and/or whip out that exercise tube I so often talk about and get busy.

#5 Rule – Make smart dining choices.  Just because you are away from home there is still no excuse for eating bad.  Many places today have a small selection of healthy menus.  If they don’t, you have to mix, match and just ask for what you want.  I do it all the time and 95% of the time I get my way.

Traveling is stressful and exercise is the antidote – No doubt!  How are you handling the stress when traveling?  Are you creative or just playing it by ear?