Things dramatically change when I travel through. The whole routine collapses, and I cannot stick to my plan. It is good though. Your body needs a break from time to time.
Even though it is sometimes hard and challenging I always try to do something and stay active. When jetlag kicks in, when after all day of sightseeing or after the 12h journey in the bus without much food or after riding 1000km on the bike you feel tired, sluggish and lazy is very hard to force yourself to train. Those days I do only joint mobility, as many times during the day as possible, for sometimes as little as 2-3 min. It helps my joints stay healthy, and I felt immediately better and got more energy.
When my day is less packed, I tent to do more. It might be several rounds of Flowfit, few intensive Tabata or just sprints down the beach. I also remember to stretch a lot and do a few yoga flows. Body weight exercises are always the best when on the move. On this year trip, I also follow a simple program to achieve 100 consecutive push-ups.
Planning my holidays around some cool outdoor activities is another great way to keep me fit. Luckily my wife is always up for a challenge so one year we went mountain biking to Spain, other time snowboarding in the Alps, another time we have been trespassing Morocco’s mountains and this year we have decided to pick up kitesurfing when in Vietnam. Staying fit when learning new things AND being out of the comfort zone it is like killing a few birds with one stone!
As always please share your thoughts with me. And as always stay tuned in because next time I will share with you my favourite body weight exercises and I will show you how you can create your killer bodyweight program.