My job often requires me to travel to conferences, meetings and consultations.
I spend a lot of time at airports, hotels, office buildings and conference centers.
I eat the majority of my meals at restaurants. It would be easy to lead a very unhealthy lifestyle. My job is quite sedentary and traveling is time-consuming and exhausting. Because my health and physical fitness are important to me, I’ve figured out ways to take good care of myself. When I’m on the road, I always make sure to pack some healthy snacks. I often search out a grocery store where I can buy fresh fruit and vegetables. If the hotel room includes a mini-fridge, I can quite easily make myself a salad. I always look for hotels that include a fitness center and I find the time to workout for an hour everyday. Sometimes I need to get up super early in the morning or complete my exercises very late at night. The equipment in a hotel fitness center can range from a single, outdated stationary bike to a selection of state-of-the-art treadmills, ellipticals and free weights. Since I never know what I’m going to encounter, I always pack my yoga mat, jump rope and resistance bands in my suitcase. I don’t need much room to get a decent workout. I can always devote my time to lunges, squats, burpees, push-ups and crunches. I make a dedicated stretch a priority. I’ve found that keeping up with my fitness regiment eliminates the stiffness and sore muscles that traveling can cause. I’m also able to keep my weight under control and feel good about myself.