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To my fellow job traveling Sparkers

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Well, I started my regular routine this week. The area of my life that was the most challenging regarding my healthy choices & exercising commitments is my job. I travel for a living. This was my first week back after the holiday break.
On the morning of my flight, I got up at 2:45 a.m., had my coffee & hit the treadmill for a little over an hour. By the time I had to head to the airport, I had put 5 miles of exercise behind me. I have been maintaining that pace since Dec 28th. Even did strength exercises that morning.
For my trip, I brought my new mini ipad with the full intention of, at least, doing strength training in my hotel room via Spark videos. I knew I would not have time for any cardio activity due to my schedule.
I THOUGHT I would be able to make healthy food choices even though I was entertaining new clients for dinner the first night.
Well, that was a total failure.
But, I am not giving up!!!!! I know I may have to make concessions to maintain my life plan while meeting my employment obligations. And, over time, I will figure out what best works for my situation.
But, I would like to know what has worked for my fellow traveling Sparkers.
How have you made it work for you? What have been your challenges?
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    It sounds like you have a good start. When I travel I put my bags in a locker or carry them and walk like a madwomen until my flight time. I find it fairly easy to get my exercise in when traveling by choosing hotel's with fitness areas. Like you, my bigger struggle is food choices. I usually travel with some healthy choices for breakfast and lunch. If I have client meetings I try to remember that this is not the same as going out for a dinner with friends. This is work, therefore, I am not buying the food myself and I don't have to justify ordering something I love. Instead I try to order something appropriate to my goals. I don't always succeed but I am more successful then when I fly without a plan. Good luck! emoticon
    1859 days ago
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