So far 2014 has been a year of creating healthy habits for myself. On most days you'll find me at a barre class and sipping on some sort of kale-juice cocktail. When you travel, some healthy habits can be thrown out the window, but I’ve learned a few tricks to keep them up while I’m on the road.
Tip 1: Sweat once a day
It’s hard to find time in your travel to work out, but as the overused saying goes, “you never regret a workout”. When you first check in, take a walk to scope out the hotel gym. It’s helpful to mentally prepare for your workout when you know what equipment you have to work with. If your hotel doesn’t have a gym and you’re willing to try a new form of exercise, Google local fitness studios. Most fitness studios offer free classes for first-time attendees, so it won’t take any extra money away from your travel budget!
Seattle tips: I can’t go long without a good sweat at Flybarre or Flywheel in South Lake Union, and your first class is free!
Tip 2: Know your surroundings
With an upcoming trip planned to Tigard, Oregon, for Whole Foods Market’s newest store opening, I contemplated the possibility of packing my Breville juicer. Every morning, I start the day with a green juice and it’s a healthy habit I don’t want to lose! Seeing that I’m traveling with Whole Foods Market, getting my green juice intake won’t be impossible, but for other trips I suggest researching local juice bars near your hotel. When you do research prior, you can make it part of your trip plan and keep your healthy habits intact.
Seattle tips: If you’re visiting Seattle here are some of my favorite juices to try! Juicebox in Capitol Hill, Jujubeet in Bellevue and Vital Juice (available in all Seattle Whole Foods Markets). Here's also For The Glow guide to Seattle smoothies. Happy sipping!
Tip 3: Enjoy a healthy balance
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see quite a bit of green juice photos accompanied by wine, fries and pizza. I’m a big fan of a no-diet and just living with a healthy balance mentality. Choose what works for you, but I say your vacation should also reflect this! If possible, go light on breakfast if you know there’s a big dinner planned or hey, go all out and don’t beat yourself up for it!
Seattle tips: After you enjoy the juices listed above try visiting Le Zinc in Capitol Hill for moules frites or Serious Pie in South Lake Union for pizza; plus, their kale salad is amazing. How’s that for balance?
Have your own traveling tips or green juice recipe? Tweet me maybe @brookeandersen.