Before I get to the actual reason for this post, I want you to note the first two someecards. A small part of the reason I work out is because I have this weird fear that one day I will have to fight or run to avoid death. I am pretty sure that is a very ridiculous paranoia to have.
I actually would like to ask you, lovely readers, for your advice. Yesterday was the start of travel season for me. I am an Admissions Counselor and that means there are basically two and a half months ahead where I am traveling to high schools and college fairs to meet with prospective students. Last year (my first year) it meant gaining about seven pounds. And getting sick. And constantly being tired.
I would like to think that I am wiser this year. I really want to stay on track. I am lucky that a lot of my travel territory involves me staying at my parents (with a fridge and a kitchen). And some of my other territory involves me just being gone for the day and being able to stay in my own bed at night.
But it involves long days in and out of my car visiting high schools, sometimes with little time to grab quality food. It is also involves very early mornings that make me less than motivated to come back to wherever I am staying and exercise. I also am subjected to college fair dinners - most of the time delicious but unhealthy (with unlimited mini desserts in which I want to try each one.) And, since I am close to a lot of friends and family while traveling, there are a lot of meals out.
Now, I have tried to prepare a bit this time around. I have been pinning CrossFit travel workouts on my pinterest page and motivational quotes. I also made myself little breakfast egg muffins on Sunday before I left to grab for breakfasts in the mornings instead of going through the drive through. And I went to the grocery store to buy some nuts and fruit to keep in the car.
I am also being realistic. When I leave the house at 6:30 am to get to my first high school and then I have a college fair until 9:30 at night, I am not going to want to exercise. And sleep is important. But I want to try and do the best that I can.
Do you have any advice for staying healthy while traveling? Any tips you have on exercising, eating healthy, and not getting sick (which makes travel so much worse) would be greatly appreciated.
Also, if you are Admissions Counselor (or if you work in Higher Ed) you may enjoy this tumblr.