#FitFam: 5 Ways to Stay Fit for Travellers

After I had got back from Vegas, I was thrown into a new job and didn’t take the time to focus on myself. I got comfy in my oversized sweaters and leggings and didn’t realize that they were getting a bit tight! Then before I knew it, I was away the next weekend in Blue Mountain after Vegas then on a 3-week trip to Europe in the summer. I put together a little plan to make sure I can be fit and feel comfortable in my skin, no matter where I am.

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I joined a Gym

While I’ve had steady results working out at home, seeing money leave my bank account is motivation enough to ensure that I get my butt moving before I leave on a trip and after I return. No matter how good I feel that I look, I’ll ensure that I head out to the gym and put in work. Plus I love working out in classes! I’ve taken some of the moves that I’ve learned in those classes and personal training sessions and modified them for hotel room and hotel gym workouts.

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Wearing: Missguided Sweat it Out Crop Top, Missguided Active 3 Colour Panel Leggings, Shoes Nike [similar]

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I Surrounded Myself with Inspiration

From the people I hang around to the body-positive Instagram accounts I follow, I try to surround myself with fitness inspiration every day. Jetsetter, Iskra Lawrence is one of my faves to follow on Snapchat and Instagram. From city to city, the Australian model works hard, trains hard and looks amazing while doing it all. Another is Canadian Running magazine cover model (and one of my faves), Sasha Exeter. The frequent traveller’s body is ridiculous (she looks even better in person), and I love watching her fitness journey and Snapchat adventures online.

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I Made Fitness Part of my Adventure

From hiking across Ben Nevis in Scotland to walking over 10k in a day in Barcelona and New York, I try to incorporate some activity into my day when travelling. I can count only a handful of times that I’ve hopped in a taxi or Uber while away. I prefer to see and explore cities by foot and public transport. When stuck in a car most of the time in Scotland (while eating everything that came in my path deep fried…) I made it a point to find hiking spots along the way.

I Got out of My Comfort Zone

While I’m still a bit shy about walking right up to the squat rack to do some damage at the gym, I’ve tried to do things that make me feel uncomfortable. First thing: kickboxing. Oh my gosh, that class kicked my butt! And I felt super uncomfortable walking into it and punching the bag…let alone the warm up. But I did it! And while I haven’t returned (yet) I know that literally anything is possible if I could survive that class. So next time I feel uncomfortable jogging across the shoreline in Cancun or hitting the hotel gym, I know I’ll be able to move past that emotion and just do it.

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I loved My Body

I’m not getting fit because I hate my body, I’m getting fit because I love it! Maybe someday I’ll get into some of the body issues I faced growing up, but for now, I just want to encourage you to find one thing to love about yourself. Then slowly you’ll see the list growing until self-love just engulfs you.

How to do you keep fit while you’re travelling? Let me know in the comments below!

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9 Comments

  1. November 9, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    These are awesome tips! It really helps especially when traveling, and you do so much walking when your out of town!

    • Elaisha
      November 9, 2016 / 11:27 pm

      Yes! That’s the point. I always try to explore by foot and avoid taxis. What’s the point in being in a new place if you don’t take the time to see it.

  2. November 9, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    I love that in spite of your crazy schedule including all your traveling that you focus on working out. It’s crazy how great it can be for your sanity to let all that stress out and get your body moving. I hope though, you don’t burn out and maintain time for yourself. You sound like you have so much great stuff going on, and I’m sure you’ll keep it all balanced, but stay mindful of it all =] BTW cute cute cute workout clothes!!

    • Elaisha
      November 9, 2016 / 11:30 pm

      I really loved your note. It’s easy to forget that self-care is the priority. haha thanks I love them too!

  3. November 9, 2016 / 6:44 pm

    Amazing! I really need to get back into fitness. Hiking sounds like a great option to get back into though! Love the mini-adventure side of it versus staying in one place in a gym..

    • Elaisha
      November 9, 2016 / 11:29 pm

      Absolutely! Definitely look into going on an adventure no matter where you are. When I was in California I had one day set aside to just drive around and go hiking in the desert. It was amazing.

  4. November 10, 2016 / 9:06 am

    Great post with fab ideas. It’s hard to keep your routine when you travel. You look great too, girlie!

    • Elaisha
      November 10, 2016 / 8:12 pm

      Thank you! I’ve been trying to keep fit and do my thing 😉

  5. Krissy
    April 23, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    Beautifully written with amazing tips and you are gorg

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