Going on vacation and traveling for work is the downfall for anyone trying to develop healthy habits.Unless you are planning to never travel it is important to create a plan that works. I have couple hard fast rules for success on the road.
My travel bag always includes snack packs of almonds, a bag of clementines, peanut butter or almond butter
If you travel on a plane just purchase Justin Almond Butter Packets. Security threw away my un-opened almond butter.
Purchase 16 oz of water before you get to the airport. Make sure you finish the bottle before you board the plane and refill it every two hours on the flight. You will have 32 oz of water completed before you exit the plane for a two-hour flight. When you get off the plane don’t stop drinking. Make sure you refill that bottle 2 more times.
If you travel by car, just grab a cooler and fill it with these yummies pictured above. Don’t forget the travel utensils. I would also add some prepared foods. Any of the recipes will travel well.
If you are on the road and need a grab and go here are some good options
You can purchase these goodies at any supermarket and leave it in the fridge or cooler
Turkey Breast sliced thick with prepared green vegetables. My favorite is roasted brussels sprouts at Whole Foods.
How to order at emergency restaurant stops
Subway or any deli- My advice for any unsuspecting Subway patron. Don’t do the salad. It is a scary adventure that is not worth repeating. Order a sub with double protein and skip the bread. You can add mustard. When I ordered my first sub without bread the butcher asked if I was from California, that is always a good sign.
Starbucks- Feta Cheese Wrap and skip the wrap
Boston Market – 1/2 a chicken with a double order of vegetables.
If you are stuck going to a pizza place because you are traveling with your kid’s sports team, don’t go in hungry with pizza and salad as your only option. Try and add an order of chicken wings(not fried) to the order. I have found that it is always a big hit at these team dinners.
Don’t be manipulated by great marketing. If something says “high protein” or “low fat” don’t fall for it. Just grab your 200 calorie bag of almonds, peanut butter on a spoon or almond butter packets.
If you see something delicious on a menu…order it and enjoy it. Don’t go on vacation and have a Snickers bar. Just make sure you get back to the plan ASAP.
My travel workout.
I created this go-to travel workout because of my short-term attention span. It takes me about 40 minutes. You can add some extra minutes to the cardio if you want a little more of a challenge.
Run/Walk on a treadmill(on a scale of 1-10 it should feel like a 7) 5 minutes
20 air squats(make 10 of them jump squats for an advanced workout)
20 lunges(10 on each leg)
Rinse and Repeat 4x (or more if you are feeling motivated)