I know how it is to travel for work and at the same time, training while traveling. You spend all day working, meeting people or traveling; then are suppose to meet people again for dinner and then go back to your hotel and catch up on your normal work and answer all of your e-mails. No one will ever give you a hard time about delaying dinner time or skipping dinner with the team because you have to much work to do, you may even get accolades and people might say how hard of a worker you are. That being said, you shouldn’t feel bad if you delay or skip dinner to get your work out in while traveling. Most things in life are just a decision and just like when you were a kid, you can’t let peer pressure dictate the decisions you make in life. You have to make decisions that are right for you.
There are plenty of ways to get some exercise while on the road. You may not be able to do your normal routine, but you can certainly get some type of exercise in. Most hotels, even your general chain hotels, have some sort of exercise equipment. It may not be that great, but don’t let that be an excuse to not spend 20 minutes on an exercise bike or treadmill. If there is no treadmill, you can always go for a run outside. I also have little workout routines that I will do in my my hotel room. Just a 10 or 15 minute workout will help you keep on track; not to mention work off the bad food you might be eating while on the road.
The point of this article is not to tell you how to exercise while traveling or what to do for training, while traveling. My point in this article, like many of my articles is to help you understand that it is up to you to make the right decisions for you. You are the one that can improve your endurance. You are the one that can get yourself in better shape. You are the one that can improve your health. It is up to you to make the decision to exercise while on the road, not skip out on your training while traveling and just make it happen.