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There are so many benefits to improving your fitness, especially when you travel a lot. It can, however, be challenging to stay motivated to keep on top of your fitness. While at home, it may be hard to fit in exercise throughout your daily routine, and when you’re away travelling, there is the temptation to do anything else but exercise! If you travel frequently, it is a good idea to try and stick to an easy exercise regime so that you can stay on top of your fitness instead of indulging while you are away and having to work harder when you get back. Here are some ideas to help you stay motivated with your fitness, home and away:
Find out what type of exercise you like
Enjoying the exercise that you do is one way to stay motivated. There are tons of different options, and it is up to you to find out what you like doing. The most straightforward exercise to do while at home and when you are travelling is running. You can go for a run anywhere; you just need your gym clothes and trainers. If you hate running, there are other things that you can do. You could join a sports team while at home, although this may be harder to keep up with when you are travelling.
If you prefer to work out in a group, there are many fitness classes that you could join at home, and you can keep up with it while you are travelling by finding free workout videos online that you can follow.
If you find something that you enjoy doing, you are more likely to stick with it because it will become something that you look forward to.
Buy suitable clothing
If you don’t have the right clothing to work out in, then you won’t want to work out. You need to choose suitable gym clothes that are comfortable but fit well so that they do not hinder any workout that you are trying to do. If you are going to be exercising in warm weather, then you need to choose clothes made from fabrics that allow you skin to breathe. If you are going to be exercising in the cold, then you need to dress in layers that keep you warm, but can be removed when your body temperature rises due to whatever exercise you are doing.
Keep track of your progress
There are many different ways that you can track your progress. There is the option to track your body weight and measurements so that you can see the changes that have happened to your body physically. You could also keep track of your progression in specific exercises, for example, if you like running you can keep track of the speed and distance of every run so that you can see the development of your speed and stamina. If you like doing sit-ups or press-ups, you can keep track of how many you can do at a time and watch the numbers go up.
Having a diary that you write in every time you work out is also a good option as seeing how much exercise you have done in the past can keep you motivated to keep going.