I seem to "road trip" alot, so I had to start thinking ahead to keep my fitness on track! Whenever making hotel reservations, a good fitness room or pool is a priority for me. Even if the pool isn't big enough for laps, I can do exercises from my water aerobics classes for a good workout.
If neither of those is an option, I always carry an exercise band w/ me so I can do an impromptu strength/stretch workout in my room. And if you can take your laptop w/ you, don't forget about Sparkpeople workout videos... they are always available. Traveling is never an excuse to skip workouts!
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If I can, I wear exercise-friendly clothes for a road trip. When I stop at a rest stop I often take ten minutes for a fitness break: jogging, doing calisthenics, even swinging a kettlebell I've thrown in the trunk, or a quick kickboxing routine. Tabatas are great, and I keep a HIIT program on my phone to help me keep time. Better than a cup of coffee for keeping alert and from getting stiff. I never mind the looks I get--I figure I'm inspiring people!
Baby carrots were "invented" buy a guy who was on a road trip and saw piles and piles of orange on the side of the road. When he got closer, he saw that they were carrots. He asked the farmer what was going on and the farmer said they were trash since they wouldn't sell at market. (See more info)
He made a deal with the farmer to haul them off for him (for a fee), cut off the bad parts, and made "baby carrots" out of them. It is actually a form of "recycling" since those piles of carrots were left to rot in the fields.
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