Working while on the road is complicated. Acclimating yourself to new cities or cultures. Getting to meetings. Finding internet access that won’t require you fork over the deed to your house.
While planning the company trip I’m on right now a major consideration was how I could stay fit while on the road. Two years ago, I weighed in at about 250 pounds, and I was incredibly unhealthy. Once I fled the corporate world like the Phoenix from the ashes, I decided, now that I was on my own, I was going to get and stay fit. Traveling on business while trying to stay fit can be a nightmare. There are two issues.
Number one is the eating. For some reason, we all turn into gluttonous porkers while we are away from home. The Peanut M&M’s that we would never buy while at home, mysteriously find their way into every solitary meal. I thought I’d stay away from this one for the purposes of this post as I still haven’t succeeded in staving off my gormandizing tendencies. But, number two is fitness. Sometimes the places you stay don’t have a gym, or sometimes you just don’t want to drag your tail down there to be ambushed by someone that might be there for the same conference/meeting, etc.
Here I provide a short video of what I bring to stay fit while workshifting on the road. This stuff is cheap, easy to pack, and can be used anywhere.
For those interested in the push-ups bars and/or resistance bads, here are a bunch of options over on Amazon: Push-up Bars & Resistance Bands.
So, before your next business trip, go out and buy this gear, and commit to 20 minutes a day (or like me, every other day) and you should be able to stay fit in the midst of your workshifting madness.
Do you have any tips on how you stay fit while traveling?
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