Part of living #TheLucyLife is exploration, travel adventures, and embracing your inner wanderluster alongside of being the happiest, healthiest version of you! But, it's hard enough to get to the gym and eat healthy when at home, let alone on the road - regardless of if you're traveling for work or pleasure. Either way, traveling is not a sufficient excuse for slacking on your health and fitness goals! Here's a few super simple tips on staying fit no matter where life takes you!
No hotel gym? No problem! Workout right in your room before you go anywhere (because it's a lot easier to blow it off later when you don't know what the rest of your day may bring). There are plenty of apps, websites, and YouTube channels out there for you to explore. If you don't know where to start, head back to the basics. There's nothing wrong with conventional burpees, jumping jacks, crunches, planks, and push-ups! Or pick a few from this list of 50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere.
Pack a water bottle and take it with you literally everywhere. Airplanes, road trips, and going off road of your typical schedule all play a larger role in dehydration than you may think. Not only does being dehydrated leave you feeling sluggish, but it also affects your body's ability to burn fat.
One of the best parts of traveling is trying all the local food. There's no need to stop that, just be mindful about it. Control your portions and track what you're eating along with the physical activity you're doing (we love myfitnesspal for this). It's a lot easier to stop overindulging in it's tracks when you can see the numbers. Over your goal by the end of the day? Try taking a walk after dinner or going for a late night swim - anything to get you moving! Even things like taking the stairs can add up extra calories burned throughout the day!
When traveling, you often don't know when your next meal will be. And if you're traveling with others, we all know it can take a few hours to decide on where to go. Make it easier on yourself and be always prepared to combat hunger. Granola bars, nuts, and dry fruit are great options that won't get smushed hanging out in your bag throughout the day.
Here at Lucy Marie, we believe in the power of a nice derriere. We’re always on the lookout for our next booty-boosting workout. If doing hundreds of squats is starting to get old, switch things up and purchase a kettlebell to use at home. Not only will it help you build a nicer booty, but it will also give you a full-body workout. Below are a few moves we highly recommend:
1.) Glute Bridges with Kettlebell
Take this basic booty building move to the next level by incorporating a kettlebell! Hold the kettlebell in the center of your body as pictured. Lift up by thrusting your hips and hold for five seconds. Lower back down to the ground. Do 12 reps. [Source: Women’s Health & Fitness Australia]
2) Kettlebell Swings
Kettlebell swings are a basic move that will not only help your glutes, but will also work your core, arms, legs-- well, everything. There is certain science to perfecting the form of a kettlebell swing. For proper instructions, click here. [Source: Mind Body Green]
3) Single-Leg Deadlift with Kettlebell
Your glutes and abs will feel the burn with this single-leg deadlift. To perform this move, hold the kettlebell in your right hand and lift your left leg slightly off the ground. Keeping your back glat, slowly lower your arm to the ground while simultaneously lifting your leg and extending it to the back of your body. Return upright to your starting position. Do 3 sets of 12 reps for each leg. [Source: Pop Sugar]Once you’re ready to bring squats back into your life, try holding your kettlebell while doing so to kick your workout up a notch. Enjoy!