As you all know, week three of T25 was done in my tiny NYC hotel room. In fact, as soon as I walked into my room on Sunday morning, I looked to see if I had enough space for it! Thankfully, I did. In case anyone is wondering – all your need is about 4’x6’!
Monday – Total Body Circuit
Tuesday – Speed 1.0
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – Lower Focus
Friday – Cardio
Saturday – Total Body Circuit + Ab Intervals
Sunday – Rest
*For a more detailed explanation of what each workout entrails, please read my week one post.
I had to alter the schedule a little bit because by Wednesday my legs were screaming. I think it had to do with all the walking we did Sunday-Tuesday. This actually worked out well for a few reasons. One, our conference was on Wednesday, and we had an earlier than usual start time that morning. And two, I didn’t like doing Total Body on the hardwood floor, and I’m pretty sure I would’ve HATED doing the Abs workout on the floor as well.
Speaking of hardwood floors, I really thought I was going to receive a complaint from the hotel. I tried my best to minimize the noise, but that’s hard to do when so many of the moves require jumping. Luckily, no one complained. Although, I’m pretty sure the people in the rooms below and next to me probably wanted to!
My philosophy on food and exercise when travelling
Something else I wanted to talk about in this post is my philosophy on food and exercise when travelling (infrequently and for shorter periods of time). So in general, I am a huge believer that you can’t out exercise a bad diet. However, when travelling, my views change a little. Personally, I try to fit in some intentional activity (~30-45 minutes worth), and I eat as well as I can.
If you take this trip as an example, my exercise routine consisted of four T25 workouts and lots of walking. I did what I could. As far as what I ate was concerned, I didn’t sweat it at all. Along with our morning juices, we also ate lots of delicious and decadent things throughout the day. I made good choices when I could and wanted to, but otherwise I didn’t think twice about what was healthy and what wasn’t. I was in NYC after all!
Don’t get me wrong! I’m not saying all discretion should go out the window when travelling. But rather, when you’re exploring a new city, it’s best to put thoughts about nutrition and health on the back burner. If the city you’re visiting is known for the BEST [insert food here], make sure you eat it…multiple times if possible! And if you can fit in a workout great, if not, get some activity in a different way. I know it’s easier said than done, but life is too short to miss out on delicious food and stress about exercise!
My thoughts on this completely align with my general eating out philosophy too. If you’re going to eat out, eat out (especially if you only do so once a week or so). Get the starter salad if you want but also order the pizza or the burger or the [insert food]. If not, what’s the point of eating out? Life is too short, people!
You can always revert back to healthy habits when you’re back home, but you won’t always have the opportunity to explore and enjoy different cities and cuisines. Enjoy it while you can!
Anyways, just something that was on my mind after a week away from home. Thanks for reading my random ramblings!
Does your food and exercise philosophy change when travelling?
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