Today’s the ninth day away from home and I’m afraid my scale will show the result of too many calories and not enough exercise. In fact, exercise has been non-existent.
All three hotels I stayed at had exercise rooms and swimming pools. I brought exercise clothes, a swimming suit and big ambition.
I’m going home with the only one thing dirtied— the swimming suit! I took a quick dip in the ocean at the beginning of my trip and last night boogied at a party to help me squeak by my daily step goal.
I’m not going to beat myself up or give up on exercise for three reasons.
Exercise is a Lifelong Habit
Missing out on my regular exercise sessions for a week won’t stop me from continuing to exercise once I get home. It’s just a blip in a year which is just a blip in a decade and so forth.
I’ll be back to a regular routine tomorrow at home.
Improvement is Doable
Maybe I didn’t exercise much this trip due to long conference days and choosing sleep over the gym, but next time I might get one more session in. I consider it a victory anytime I’m not being a couch potato.
Not only do we improve in our exercise habits but in building that habit. I don’t have a good travel exercise routine but improvement will happen!
Good Health is a Journey
I don’t exercise because I love it …. or even like it. I exercise so I can enjoy the health benefits. It also makes me feel more energetic and look better in my clothes.
But it’s a process. At the beginning of the year I wasn’t exercising regularly and now I’m great at it when home. A goal for next year is to do better on the road. It’s a journey.
I’m really interested in how others balance busy conferences with fitness (other than attending a fitness conference). Leave a comment on your experience with this issue. Do you have a tip or is it a struggle for you?