One of my biggest pieces of advice to anyone who is looking to improve their health and nutrition is to DRINK MORE WATER. Water does amazing things for your body! Sometimes we even confuse thirst for hunger and many people are dehydrated without knowing it. If you feel thirsty at all, you're already pretty dehydrated. To estimate how much water you should be getting, divide your weight in pounds by 2 and drink that many ounces (more if you're working out)! Thank you Taralynn McNitt at Undressed Skeleton for this great post of how to mark your water bottle so that you can check in throughout the day and make sure you’re getting it all in! If you want to add a little flavor to you water, try a squirt of lemon, a squeeze of lime, a few sprigs of fresh mint or a cucumber or orange slice. You can even add a few berries or watermelon. What ever gets you to drink it up!
I like to carry a water bottle around with me, so I always have water on hand - that's why I was so excited when Nalgene reached out to me to try their products.
Nalgene has come a long way since their original shatter proof water bottle. They are now ALL BPA-free and leak proof (and still SUPER durable)! They are dishwasher safe and some are even graduated (so you wouldn't even need to mark your bottle as pictured above - it's already marked for you! They come in a variety of sizes as well as cap shapes, so great for sippers and chuggers! There are even sizes specifically to fit in cup holders and bike cages, so it really doesn't get much more convenient than that! They also have food storage containers (pictured on the far left). They've really thought of it all!
My personal preference is the "on-the-fly" style (pink bottle pictured above) because of it's easy flip-open design. It's great for carrying around and doesn't spill in my gym bag. Take a look a the variety of bottles they have and try one out for yourself! You'll love all the water you're drinking and how you'll feel afterwards!
What's your favorite water bottle?
Add a strenuous work schedule to the mix, and I quickly realized I needed to get back on track with eating and exercise. While there is certainly no magic answer to how I got back on track, planning ahead and accepting it isn’t going to be perfect were great places to start.
Plan for the airport
Working out on the road
How do you keep up with your health and fitness while traveling?
Hey there Yaffies! I've got some good and bad news for you guys. Well, really it's good news for me and bad news for you, but hopefully you'll forgive me. Tomorrow, I'm leeeeea-ving, on a jet plane! That's right, tomorrow I'm beginning a 2-week long adventure with my family. We'll be touring in Austria, where my father's parents were born! I can't wait to trade in my lab coat and gloves for some sunglasses and a camera! While I'll be away from my normal fitness routine, I hope to be able to squeeze in some workouts while I'm there. So, instead of a workout for today's Fitness Friday, I thought this would be a great time to share with you some of my tips for 'keeping up with your fitness' while traveling. Depending on your travel circumstances, you can't always do all of these, but even if you adopt just one of these tips the next time you travel, you might find the whole 'getting back to your regular schedule' part a little more enjoyable when you return. You might also find that these tips might help make your travel more enjoyable as well! Just don't forget your workout clothes!
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!
3. Rent a bike
4. Bring workout DVDs
5. Pack some resistance bands
6. Find a gym
7. Bring a water bottle
8. Ditch the idea of breakfast, lunch & dinner
What do you do to keep up with your fitness while traveling?
Waistline-friendly road trip snacks
and my all-time favorite go-to travel AND waistline-friendly snack:
What's your go-to travel snack?
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