As I previously mentioned, I leave bright and EARLY for New York City tomorrow! I’m very excited and nervous for the short trip. I’ve been hoping and praying that the trip goes smoothly and as planned. I want to fit in as many sight seeing adventures as possible in the short time I’m in the city!
With traveling brings the great question: HOW DO I STAY HEALTHY WHILE TRAVELING?
Let me first say, it’s not easy. In our daily routines we get used to the usual temptations and learn how to avoid them. In a new place, everything looks amazing and you think “one cookie won’t hurt, right?” I’ll admit, splurging a bit never hurt anyone- I always have cheat meals/days once a week to stay on track the other days of the week. While traveling though, one cheat snack can turn into binging on junk for the whole trip.
Eating unhealthy foods leaves you sluggish and tired, which will kill your fun-loving vacation attitude. SO, while on vacations or trips, one splurge a day is okay, but once a week or once during the trip is much more acceptable.
So, how to stay fit on a trip? I advise exercising. Make sure your hotel or wherever you’re staying has a gym or place to work out- even if that means running outside. While I’m in NYC, our hotel won’t have a gym and there isn’t time in the schedule for running outside. However, NYC is such a huge place and I plan to walk everywhere to get my daily fix of physical activity.
For trips it is super important to PLAN AHEAD. For the trip to NYC I have a 20 hour bus ride there and back. On the bus, snacks and candy will be provided. With that in mind, I have baggies full of pretzels, protein bars, and other healthier alternatives so I won’t be tempted to grab for the other stuff.
Stay hydrated while on your vacations and trips. DRINK WATER. It’s so obvious, but people still don’t get it. Drinking water is basically the best thing you can do for your body. At restaurants, it’s also free so you’ll save some money. For my trip, I’m bringing my filtered water bottle to keep me on track.
Look at the menus of restaurants and places you know you’ll be going ahead of time. You can research all the nutrition information beforehand, so you know exactly what to order. Personally, I’ll be visiting the Hard Rock Café and Bubba Gump’s. I already know that both places offer healthy salad options or light shrimp dishes. Taking the time to look things up beforehand will help so much in the long run I promise!
Going on vacations and trips is fun, but in order to make them enjoyable and guilt-free, remember to eat wisely and stay active!
What travel snacks do you always pack? What’s your favorite restaurant in NYC?