While I'm away, I may or may not be able to post - I've got some great guest blog posts ready to go, but I'm relying wifi for internet access, so I can't guarantee anything. I'll miss you guys while I'm gone, but I also have some exciting things in store for you when I get back. If you're itching for a workout - all of the Fitness Friday workouts are listed on my site! If you're doing a FitYaf workout - be sure to post on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #FitYafFitnessFriday - I'll be looking!
1. Use your feet as your mode of transportation whenever you can
2. If you're a runner, go for a run!
If you frequently pound the pavement for exercise, whether you're training for a race or just getting your heart rate up, go for a run! Be sure to bring your GPS watch, or study the maps (check out Runtastic) before you head out. Sometimes hotels will even have maps specifically for runners that will list local running routes with distances and/or mile markers.
3. Rent a bike
4. Bring workout DVDs
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There are many workout DVDs that don't require any equipment or too much space, so they are easy to pack and great to do in the hotel room! If your hotel doesn't have a DVD player, you're either going to need to bring your laptop or upload your workouts to your tablet or phone before you leave. If you will have your laptop, you can always try some free online workouts. Check out this hotel workout from Melissa Bender at Bender Fitness!
5. Pack some resistance bands
Another great tool that is easy to pack because it doesn't take up too much room is the resistance band. There are so many creative ways you can get a good strength workout in with resistance bands. Real Simple and Greatist offer some great suggestions.
6. Find a gym
If your hotel doesn't have a gym, you can often find local gyms that will allow you to buy a one-day or one-week pass. Some will even let you try them out for free! Plus, there are tons of boutique studios (yoga, spinning, etc) that will have a drop-in rate. You never know who you might meet and what great recommendation for site-seeing you'll get too!
7. Bring a water bottle
You'll have to wait until you're through security to fill up, but if you travel with a refillable water bottle, you know you'll always have water to drink. You won't get stuck on that 6-hour tour without anything to drink (refusing to pay yet ANOTHER $3 for a bottle of water), and you'll always have a calorie-free beverage with you to stay hydrated.
8. Ditch the idea of breakfast, lunch & dinner
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One of the best parts of traveling is trying new things, especially the local cuisine. With that "don't want to miss out" attitude, you can easily overeat, which leaves you feeling overly full and not in the mood to go out and explore! While traveling, I like to ditch the idea of breakfast, lunch and dinner and just like to eat on-the-go. Maybe in Italy, you'll come a across a gelato stand, or in Greece, you'll want to sit down for some hummus and baba ghanoush. Eat when you're hungry, but don't stuff yourself - you never know when you'll stumble across something irresistible!