When it comes to exercise, eating healthy, and the overall wellness of our bodies and our lives, a majority of people are full of excuses as to why they can’t keep it up or even start to begin with. Let’s tackle your excuses (and why we don’t buy them) one at a time. Starting with the biggest excuse people use to eat unhealthy and forget their exercise schedule:
1. “I’m on vacation” – When traveling, people treat it as a break from their lives. It’s true that you have a break from your home, your work and the people you see regularly. The break you take from every day living is a great way to relax and rejuvenate your mind, but your body goes with you! The “break” you take affects your body then and long after you have gone back to reality.
2. “My gym is near my home, not here” – Almost every hotel you stay in these days has a fitness center. Those that don’t can offer you a pass to a gym nearby or at least a discount, it’s worth asking the front desk about. It may not have access to all the things your gym has to offer you, but it’s better than doing nothing.
3. “I’m in and out of business meetings all day, I don’t have the time” – Small changes that don’t take a lot of time or effort can be a big differences on your body. Taking the stairs to your room instead of the elevator will only take a few minutes longer and will get your heart going. Taking your coffee black without dairy or sweetener is important. Also, don’t overeat at your business dinner. It’s good for your body, and it’s good for your wallet.
4. “My family wants to take me to the local greasy spoon” – You can enjoy the local cuisine and please your family without going overboard. Pay attention to the menu and order wisely. Portions are also important; don’t eat until you are sick no matter how good it is. If taking it as left overs isn’t an option, I’m sure someone would love to help you finish it!
These are just a few ideas, I’m sure as you go you can come up with many more.
Any helpful hints from you seasoned travelers would be greatly appreciated!
Keep an eye out for our next excuse, Timing.