Staying on Track While Traveling

I LOVE my job as a Beachbody coach, but I also have a full time job (that I love just as much!). My day job has me traveling as often as once a month, and that challenges me to stay on track while entertaining clients, working 12 hours days, and living out of a suitcase.

So how do I stay healthy while traveling?

The same way I do when I'm at home: PLANNING and PREPARATION.

Since I'm training for a half marathon right now, I created a hybrid schedule of distance running and ChaLEAN Extreme. I pack my resistance bands in my suitcase, as well as my running shoes so I don't have to miss a day no matter what my planned workout is.

One way I save space is by only packing my running shoes, and wearing those for strength training. If I were doing a program that is more cross training focused I'd need trainers, but since my current program is all about strength training and not much lateral foot movement, I'm OK using running shoes for the DVD workouts.

Healthy Eating:
Shakeology is really the secret to my success on work trips. I pack enough Shakeology to have two each day. Normally I only have one per day (I like it as breakfast) but when I'm traveling I can't always predict where I'll be eating, so having a backup healthy meal replacement is key just in case. I can always grab a bottle of water (or my blender bottle) and mix up a shake, and then I know I've had a healthy meal with the right carb to protein ratio to keep me full.

I always check to see if my hotel has a mini fridge. If so, I make it a point to stop somewhere (even if it's a bodega) to pick up fruits and veggies. If not, I've listed the healthy snacks I pack below.

What I love to bring with me:
- raw nuts. Emerald brand makes pre packaged bags with 100 calories worth of nuts, or I portion them out on my own into snack bags.
- Quest bars: These are clean protein bars with no artificial sweeteners. I always have them with me when I travel.
- Shakeology packets: My favorites to drink with just water are chocolate and strawberry, or I grab an iced coffee (no milk, no sugar) and add in Vanilla Shakeology.
- Kale chips: These don't always make it to the destination in one piece, but they are still delicious.
- Whole apples with peanut butter: Apples don't need to be refrigerated, so I can pack them and keep them in the hotel room without worrying.

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