For a girl who doesn’t travel often, I’ve been on the road a lot this year. Starting with a trip to Nashville last summer, I’ve also been to Destin, Florida, Washington DC, New York, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and to Texas – 6 times.

Many of my clients struggle with maintaining healthy lifestyle habits while on the road. I get it. It’s not easy. My hats off to all of you who travel on a regular basis and deal with flights, time changes, food, hydration, exercise and keeping a clear mind for business along the way.

I have given out lots of advice as a health and fitness coach and I’ve finally had occasion to put it all into practice this year. I took some pics along the way last week to give you “a day in the life” of what lifestyle looks for me while I travel.

I start with an early morning trip to the hotel gym. I find they are usually mostly empty and I can find a space to do a workout program. I bring my laptop and stream my workout through Beachbody on Demand. It’s also a great way to meet people – ask others to join you. They are always interested in what I’m doing. If there is no gym, ask for a first floor room.

On this particular day I chose eggs and fruit and a piece of wheat bread. Right before I left my hotel for the day I blended up Shakeology to take on the road with me. I had purchased a carton of raspberries for a snack and threw those into my shake. I also always keep my ice bucket in my room full for cold water and to use in my shakes. I love my travel blender and the fact that it blends right into a travel cup. I use that cup for water at the airport (Starbucks will always fill it with ice if you ask nicely).

Later in the day I popped into my favorite little taco spot for their shredded chicken salad with salsa for dressing. Oh, and I drank gallons of iced tea. Avoid the sweet tea! I know you Southerners may not appreciate this, but I find the unsweetened tea refreshing with lemon and without all the sugar, and a lot “less bad” for you.

My travel day in review.

Because my meal times were all over the map and my flight was late, I didn’t eat a full meal for dinner. I bought a bottle of water (hydration is key when you travel – ALWAYS buy water or fill up at the airport water station like the one at SFO) and hummus and pretzels at the airport.  I had an apple, dried fruit and trail mix along the way. I always carry protein bars, almonds, dried fruit, beef jerky, an extra packet of Shakeology and other non-perishables because you never know when you will be stuck for awhile without food. Typically I would also buy a salad with chicken at the airport with the dressing on the side. My clock and timing was off all day this day and I didn’t feel like buying another meal. I was almost home after a long few days.

I hope this helps give you some ideas. Healthy living on the road is challenging, but it is doable. And you will feel SO much better than completely giving up on yourself. Travel and jet lag are hard enough.

For more tips, reach out. If you have tips that work for you, please share!!