I am going out of town this weekend and you better believe that I am bringing food, using hotel gym for my morning cardio and finding a gym for my weight training.
I am sharing this with you because I get clients telling me all the time how their family, friends, coworkers, loved ones are constantly giving them a hard time because clients want to stay on track with their fitness regimen. Guess what? I too am given a hard time. We all hear the same thing. “It’s only a couple days –
you can miss a few workouts.” “Come on, live a little.” “You deserve to have fun.”
I am hear to tell you that I LOVE the way I live. Working out makes me feel energized and strong so why would I want to miss that? The way my body feels sweating, heart pumping, lungs breathing hard – aren’t those signs of living? Jamming to my tunes, in my own world, giving back to myself, true me time – isn’t that fun? I have a relationship with my body and in order for it to work for me, I work hard for it.
One of the best times to really stay on track with my fitness regimen IS on vacation. I don’t have work or kids to get in the way of taking care of myself. I take advantage of the empty time to get in two workouts especially since I love checking out new gyms. I enjoy finding healthy food restaurants. It’s like a hunt that many of you might get when you find a good deal.
So here is my suitcase for the weekend. I have carrots, apples, oatmeal packets, protein shakes, almonds, peanut butter packets, sprouted bread, protein bars, instant coffee, emergen-c and I LOVE IT!
What’s in your suitcase?