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    Even though you've been eating so well lately, this is where it ends. You just learned that next week you've got to hit the road for work. Might as well kiss that entire progress goodbye — business travel and weight-loss does not play well together. Here’s some tips to make the traveling a bit easier.

    Pack Snacks
    A compact cooler stocked with carrots, vegetables and healthy snacks. Eating these snacks will ensure you’re not starving by the time that calorie-filled business dinner rolls around. Skipping meals are a very common diet trap and it leaves you ravenous by mealtime and more likely to overeat.

    Cocktail Hour
    Stay away from alcohol. Besides adding no valuable nutritional calories, drinking lowers your ability to resist tempting foods.

    Workouts
    On the road, exercise can become a low priority. What's worse, when you finally get home, it can take a week to build back up to your usual routine. There are so many distractions: Work has piled up in the office, the house needs attention and the kids missed you. It's easy to let exercise take a back seat.

    Don't forget your sneakers
    Pack workout clothes so you don't have an excuse to blow off exercise.

    Healthy hotels. Book a hotel with a gym. If it's not possible, do a few sets of push-ups and sit-ups in your room.

    Moving plans. Put exercise on your schedule, and treat it like a business meeting that cannot be missed.

    Light in flight. Request low-fat meals on airplanes. Or, buy a grilled chicken salad at the airport and eat it onboard with low-fat dressing.

    Snack power. Power bars and peanuts (in moderation), bottled water, fresh vegetable sticks and fruit can prevent hunger between meals.

    Just say no. Request water instead of alcohol when traveling, especially on the plane. Water will keep you hydrated and may help you recover from jet lag faster. The result: You'll have more energy and motivation to exercise.



  • #2
    Thats a pretty good post, bro...I was traveling a bit the last couple months and although I did pack my gym shoes, I certainly didnt use them. Plus, I am unable to break tradition and not frequent this one restaurant and drink heavily...just wouldnt be right. :boobies: :kick:

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    • #3
      Very good information MM. About 4 years ago my job was all travel (computer conversion team). My training and diet went to shiit very quick. There is no good excuse as they are all simply excuses we make out of convenience or inconvenience. If properly planned and the person has the discipline; traveling shouldn't be a big deal but we all know how easy it is to say, " I'll make it up when I get home." The truth is, you can't make anything up. Once a workout session is gone, it's gone!! You can't make it up the next time because next time is just another session that you are suppose to do anyway. So, the key is planning and focus.
      "Well done is better than well said"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GetnBigr
        Very good information MM. About 4 years ago my job was all travel (computer conversion team). My training and diet went to shiit very quick. There is no good excuse as they are all simply excuses we make out of convenience or inconvenience. If properly planned and the person has the discipline; traveling shouldn't be a big deal but we all know how easy it is to say, " I'll make it up when I get home." The truth is, you can't make anything up. Once a workout session is gone, it's gone!! You can't make it up the next time because next time is just another session that you are suppose to do anyway. So, the key is planning and focus.
        GNB - This is exactly why I posted this. I hear more excuses from people on why they can't eat properly. Yes it is a pain in the a*s to eat correctly if you work on the road or out of town, but it can be done with planning.


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        • #5
          I know this is an old thread but I thought it was relevant to my question.

          Getting ready to make a huge career move which will require alot of travel. Do you know which Hotel chains have the best gym facilities?

          Most hotel gyms are not sufficient enough for powerbuilding, can anyone tell me the best gym that would honor membership in different city/state's?

          I have lost alot of fat and great muscle/strength gains and donot want to lose focus.

          Any advice is greatly appreciated.

          THanks!

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          • #6
            WELL now this is right up my alley

            I travel every week at least 3 a month, hotel gyms are shitty period! there are no good ones, the Atlanta airport Hilton has the best one ive seen yet, but theres a full scale gym one block away

            You need Goggle Earth-map out health clubs of hotels you will stay in, thats what i do. For the most part your only going to find one out of every 10 hotels has a gym that you can actually get a good workout in, 1 out of 5 has decent cardio equip

            Also remember stick to green vegges and meat,fish,chicken with a sushi/jap mix in there once in a while

            Im typing this from the Crown Plaza hotel in Richmond Va. i just trained at Golds Gym 3 miles down the hwy tonight and will be there tomorrow night

            GOGGLEARth health clubs once you get your hotel picked out are find a gym then pick your hotel

            And i do a lot of cardio in the Atlanta port-i walk the tram underground back and forth, its about 2 miles did it yesterday 21/2 had extra time
            If your not ripping a tendon your not working the muscle to its fullest capacity!

            I just kinda feel if the weight wasn't so heavy, I could lift it:
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