Did you ever experience that amazing feeling when you are so proud of yourself because you finally manage to go to the gym on a regular basis, you eat healthily, you drink water with lemon every morning and have a proper skin care routine? And then boom! A holiday or any kind of trip comes your way and totally destroys your attempts to live a healthier life style. When you get home after a few weeks, you really struggle to get back on track. A few weeks pass and then you have to start all over again.
I have experienced this many times before, it was so bad that once it took me few months to start running again! But when on holiday I find myself being very lazy and just can’t be bother to leave the bed earlier in the morning. I don’t want to sweat in the gym and think about what I shouldn’t eat. It would be a sin not to taste all the local delicacies!
Nobody says you should torture yourself during your well-deserved time off. Just follow few easy rules and you will feel great:
Few hours in the plane will make your skin super dry so make sure you always cary moisturizing cream and a bottle of water with you. When exploring a new city I usually forget to drink as much water as I do when I am at home and at the end of a day I feel dehydrated. Best solution for this is to get your own stainless steel water bottle that you can carry will you all day long. Some cities are equipped with fountains with drinkable water so you can refill few times a day and not to worry when and where you will buy another plastic bottle.
Prepare your own meal
Prepare your own breakfast or snacks is not good only for your health but also for your wallet. One of my favourite activities when I travel is visiting local supermarkets where I usually buy some fruit, veggies, cheese or bread. Like this I can make sure my body will get its usual portion of vitamins. I try to take my own snacks to the plane because the chewy baguettes and tasteless meals are not the best for my tummy. Before my departure I find some food in the fridge that has to be eaten anyway so I just prepare it into tiny plastic boxes and take it with me.
Do your skin care
So many times in the past I have travelled and reduced my skin care to a very minimum. Unfortunately, my skin reacted in a form of bad pimples. Best is to buy few empty tiny bottles and containers, they sell them near the counter in Sephora and then pour all your creams and face cleansing products into them. I always make sure I have a sheet mask with me which is perfect to use after a long haul flight.
If there is gym or swimming pool in you hotel, use it! Your body will thank you and you won’t fall out of your exercise routine. You can do also simple stretching in your room while using exercise bands that you can easily carry with you anywhere. You can just simply avoid all the public transport and discover all the sights on your own foot.
No make up in the plane
Your skin needs to breathe during the long flight. The air in the cabin is already very dry so there is no need to make it even worse. Use only a bit of BB cream is necessary and apply a face mask after the flight.
Pack some super foods
Next time you write your packing list, don’t forget to add a tiny bag of super foods. Just pack some pumpkin, chia, sunflower and flax seeds and add a bit of your mixture to your morning yoghurt or smoothie. They work as a natural medicine as they are great source of protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals and help against stomach ache and constipation. They won’t go off and are also great for your skin. You just can’t go wrong with these.
Make time for yourself
Travelling might be stressful and stress is not our body’s best friend as it can activate various diseases. Exploring new places and customs is something we should enjoy so don’t feel under pressure if you don’t manage to see all 21 sighs. Relax instead! Take a nice bath, go for a massage or just enjoy reading your book in a cosy café. If you stay by the sea get up early every morning and go for a walk along the beach.
What are the other ways you keep yourself fit when you travel?