You don’t need a gym to stay in shape. A lot of people actually just exercise or workout using the available things they have in the area. Gyms were just created to make all that easier anyway, so you have no problem going back to your routine while you aren’t at home. You just have it improvise with how you work out.
And hey, if you get lucky, you might even find a nearby gym from where you are staying. If not, you can stay in shape the conventional way.
In case the hotel doesn’t have a gym, you can stay in your hotel room for a 20-minute workout!
Here is how you do it
- One-arm luggage rows: 10 reps (using each arm and use the suitcase as weight for this)
- Bodyweight squats: 20 reps
- Reverse crunches: 10 reps
- Incline push-ups: 15 reps (your hands are on the edge of a desk or a table and your feet on the floor)
Now normally, it isn’t really ideal to skip any meals at all, especially if your aim is trying to stay fit and healthy. However in this case where you are travelling and meals are either too little or too massive depending on the event or occasion you may have to attend, it is a bit necessary. In the case that you may have an event where you will be required to eat a lot, you can skip breakfast, for example, so you can eat a lot during lunch. With this, you can still get you daily amount of protein.
Then there is the case for “bad meals”. You will most likely be eating plenty because you are travelling with friends or family since it’s either a visit or you are on vacation with friends. What you need to do, to counter the numerous amount of meaty and buttery food, is to plan your meals ahead. If you know you are going to eat that much at dinner, be strategic about it and maybe get some much needed vegetables as you will need. Like, eating only vegetables during breakfast and lunch and then be guilt-free for all the meaty stuff during dinner.
Also, you should never eat these 2 bad meals in a row. Not only is it a bad idea for your routine, it’s also going to stick. Our bodies, and sometimes our own selves, have this habit or getting used to good things. If you get too used to eating bad meals, you might not want to go back to your much healthier meals later on, thus breaking your diet. So avoid eating the bad meals for two times in a row. You can be sporadic about it while you are abroad but then immediately go back to routine later on.