Damage Control: Your Guide to Traveling Healthy(ish)
Set limits before you leave on the “damage” you will allow. Go in with an intention about how often you plan to break away from your normal eating, alcohol, sleep and training schedule. Write this down. Maybe you want to allow yourself to take some days off from formal training, or drink some alcohol. That’s perfectly ok. Just outline exactly how far you will deviate and write it somewhere (even better, tell someone about it to hold yourself accountable)
At the minimum, move for just 10-15 minutes every day. Wake up 10 minutes earlier and get in a short sweat just after getting up. Or before you go to bed. There are no excuses and you won’t regret doing it (you’ll be happy you did, especially once you are back)
EXPLORE SOMETHING NEW
Just like trying the local food, try the local training style of choice! Whether it's a different CrossFit box or something outdoors, explore!
Plan your trip so that you can really enjoy the indulgences and avoid totally falling away from your normal health habits. Picnics are a perfect way to enjoy your holidays while still eating well!
This goes hand in hand with Tip #1, but it never hurts to reiterate: be prepared and plan ahead!