Daily Dose of Coach #358: Summer Travel and Training

Summer is in full swing. Between traveling for vacation, summer sports, and other events staying on track with your training can be challenging. To help you with this, I've come up with six ways on how to stay committed and get over your travel training excuses.

1. Commit: This is number one. Commit to your training. Commit to continuing to be active no matter what situation you find yourself in. Make it a priority. Add it to your traveling schedule, whether it's before meetings or before the kids wake up on your vacation. Remember, just because you're in another city doesn't mean calories and no physical activity have a different effect on your body.

2. Get Something Done: It's challenging to stay on your specific program when traveling. Typically, you don't have the space, equipment, or time to do what you can do at home. But you can do something. You don't have to work at the same intensity; you don't have to do the same exercises, you can get something done with what you have. Make it your goal to do something everyday. Whether it's a few calisthenics in your room, a short run outside, or doing something recreational with your family.

3. Explore your new environment: Today, you can map runs or walks (into safe locations) that will allow you to explore places you've never seen or experienced before as well as get some fresh air.

4. Take advantage of your hotel gym or room: Most hotels have gyms that have dumbbells and cardio equipment. For the most part, that's all you need. If you can't get to the gym, your room serves as a great place to knock out a 30-minute bodyweight circuit. If you need help with programs for your travel, you can join my app at www.coachjdh.com/trainingapp, and I'll set you up with all the workouts, you'll need for both.

5. Research gyms or gym studios in your area: I always find it a lot of fun to visit a gym I've never been too before when traveling. You'll always get a chance to see, do, and experience some different programs, equipment, or classes.

6. Be that girl/guy: While everyone is waiting for you at continental breakfast, be the only one who comes in still sweating some from the workout you just put yourself through. I always found it inspiring when that guy or girl showed up to the table as I'm stuffing my face with the second Belgian waffle. Being that girl/guy says something about your discipline. And committing to this will move into all areas of your life.