If you are wanting to travel, you may want to lose some weight and get fitter before you do so. Once you are travelling, it can be hard to stick to a fitness routine and therefore it is important to be at a weight and fitness level you are happy with before you go. If you are planning on travelling and doing plenty of excursions that involve walking and climbing, improving your overall fitness is a way to make this more enjoyable too. Here are the best ways to get fit before travelling.
Setting goals ensures that you reach targets and you know what you are aiming for. If you want to lose a certain amount of weight or get down to a particular dress size before travelling, set a realistic goal and break it down. Setting unrealistic goals can be dangerous and may cause you to fail. Making a goal that you can manage can boost your motivation and show how you are improving, even if this is little by little. It is healthiest to lose around 1-2 pounds each week, any more and you may put it back on or cause further health problems. Do not overdo it.
The best way to ensure that you lose weight and keep it off is to not go on a fad diet. If you do this and then go back to eating normally, you will more than likely end up putting any weight that you lost back on whilst you are travelling. Changing your eating habits, when you eat, and your portion sizes allows you to take control and have healthier and better habits throughout your fitness journey and afterwards. Eating small meals but regularly is better than having a lot of calories in one go, and making healthier choices is key. Choose wholemeal rather than white and make other choices to lose weight without going on a diet.
Finding an exercise routine that you enjoy and that works for you will mean you are much more likely to stick to it. If you don’t feel comfortable going to the gym, there are plenty of other options. Some people prefer to work out by themselves or with friends. If this is the case, perhaps use a spare room or your garage as a make shift gym. Global Garage can ensure that your garage door is working and easily accessible for a home gym. You can get second hand exercise machines or if you live with friends or family, you may all want to invest together. If the gym doesn’t sound like something you’d enjoy, why not take up an exercise class? There are many classes out there for all fitness levels and if you prefer there are women only classes too.
Losing weight and getting fit should be a steady achievement and setting realistic goals will ensure you meet your targets and reach your ultimate goal. Change your lifestyle rather than dieting and you will keep fit and healthier whilst travelling too.