I’m so excited to have Brie back to share with you her top five healthy tips you can incorporate into your busy life. Whether you are on a predictable routine, or you are constantly on the go, these ideas are great to keep in mind!!
Hello everyone! My name is Brie Beeks and I am a women’s virtual health and fitness coach. I believe in eating brownies, traveling and reaching fitness goals! My husband is a minor league baseball player and that has led me to move 4 times in the last 7 months and travel for a weekend or two every month.
I am always on the go and have had to strategize and find ways to stay on track to my goals. A little bit of highway isn’t stopping me! I have found that restaurants are unavoidable, time is very limited on the road, and that you should definitely allow yourself to enjoy new adventures to the fullest! I have rounded up my top 5 tips on how to stay on track while you’re on the go.
Top 5 Health and Fitness Tips For People On The Go:
- Never neglect water.
Depending on your size and activity level, women should get 90-128 ounces a day. Your body is made up of 50-75% water for a reason! It needs it! When you use the bathroom or sweat, that fluid needs to be replaced. A hydrated body burns more calories! Plus, a dehydrated body is more prone to digestive disorders, kidney and bladder infections, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, allergies, and fatigue. If you’re thirsty, then you’re already dehydrated. Drink up!!
2. Don’t ONLY eat restaurant food!
Never embrace restaurant food for every meal when you’re staying in a hotel for a period of time. Steam-able vegetables are your best friend for hotel life and prep a few meals to bring with you! I make a few grilled chicken breasts; bring vegetable steamables and brown rice steamables because there is usually a mini fridge/freezer and a microwave.
3. Do 15-25 minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
If you are short on time, HIIT can be your best friend! These can be performed in your hotel room with your body weight alone. Set an interval timer for 45 seconds of work and 15 seconds of rest. Choose 8 simple exercises like burpees, mountain climbers, lunges, pushups, jump squats, sit ups, chair tricep dips. Go through all of the exercises for 45 seconds each and rest for 15 seconds in between. Then, go through them for another round or two! I guarantee you’ll sweat bullets and the circuit-like training will have your body burning calories for the rest of the day!
4. Learning how to order at restaurants.
Eating out on vacation is inevitable for most people, me included. Learning how to order can keep you on the straight and narrow. Order grilled protein with sides of veggies. Ask them to cook it without oil. Who knows how much they usually use and who knows what quality! Avoid foods with the words fried, creamy, and stuffed. That just means that it is a calorie-overloaded entree.
5. Enjoy your travels!!!!
Don’t beat yourself up or stress if you can’t stick to your plan that you’re on while you’re at home perfectly. In the end, you only live once and I believe that enjoying your pleasure foods is a part of living!
These tips have really helped me to stay physically and mentally balanced during my crazy adventures of state and hotel hopping over the past year and I really hope they help you on your journey wherever you’re at today as well! Come hang out with me sometime at balancewithbrie.com!