I love the current wellness routine that Aaron and I have established. We are eating clean (lots of nutrient dense veggies + whole foods and no dairy, no gluten and no sugar)…. plus the yoga/running/weight lifting exercises that I’ve come to rely on for feeling strong! I value my healthy lifestyle because it makes me feel good. I notice a difference in my mindset, energy level, physical presence and my capacity to handle the stresses that life throws when I am in my groove. Success comes from the tiny things you do consistently. Going on a trip is fun- but inevitably it disrupts your normal. That is precisely why I love to travel! But you see my dilemma… how to maintain the positive effects of my daily habits while forcing myself out of my normal groove?
- Bust out the cooler baby!
- Prepare to have your “go to” snacks and healthy meals with you. Hit the grocery store. You can’t rely on your host to have everything you need. Bring a mini cooler with you and stock up on your must haves. For me its coconut water, almond milk, Kombucha, coconut oil, coffee, fresh greens, fresh fruit and WINE (duh!)
- Book-end your day with familiarity
- Protect your Morning or Night time routine– if those are consistent its a big comfort with kids. If you normally start your day with meditation, gratitude, prayer or exercise then do it while waking up in your tent, hotel room or in-laws house. We always travel with our oils and diffuser and set it up in whatever space our kids will be sleeping… its a familiar part of the nighttime ritual in our house and helps the kids feel comfortable sleeping in new spaces. I love that our kiddos know that Lavender + Peace and Calming signals relaxation and comfort before bed. Keeping the familiar positive habits that begin or close a day are very grounding.
- Get physical (any way you can)!
- Exercise can come in many forms- I’ve realized that going to the gym may not always be accessible while travelling but some form of physical activity is always available. Bust out the squats while on a hike… or download an app that provides an exercise routine that can be done in a backyard or hotel room. I’ve also found that planning an activity that gets everyone moving is a great way to have fun while being active. Then most importantly acknowledge that you DID exercise even if its not the same intensity of a workout you normally do… give yourself a break!
What do you guys do to maintain your healthy lifestyle while travelling?