How Do I Make Time To Exercise When I Travel?
This question is an easy one!
I travel a lot for work, which makes it hard for me to stick with my regular workouts. How can I make time to exercise when I’m traveling?
– Slacking in St. Louis
This one is easy for me. Ready?
Pack your workout clothes.
No, seriously: that’s the entire plan. See, I pack in my carry-on bag only. If I’m going to give up that much suitcase space for athletic shoes and running clothes, I’m damned well going to use them.
Not enough motivation for you? Ok: tell someone that you’re planning to run/swim/work out the next morning. They’ll hold you accountable. Do you really want to have to say, “No, I hit the snooze button for 40 minutes.” No you do not. If you’re a runner or walker, ask the hotel concierge to map out a route the night before. You’ll be fully prepared and will have no excuse to stay in your room.
Seriously, this is all it takes to get my butt out the door. But if you want one more suggestion, here it is: exercise will make your jet lag better. You’ll feel better faster. Your brain will be clearer. You’ll sleep better. It will make you look five years younger! Ok, the last one was total bull, but the rest of them are true.
What gets you out the door when you travel?