Keeping on track with your weight loss journey is tough when traveling under the best circumstances. It can be doubly so when your plane is delayed or even cancelled on a Friday. But it does not have to be! You can stick to your healthy habits with these three tricks.
1. When it snows, find a Skywalk! Getting stuck overnight in a hotel because of a blizzard can curtail your weekend exercise routine. I do not know about you but walking on a treadmill just does not get it for me. I like my walks with some scenery and adventure. One way to switch it up if you can’t get outside is to find a mall or even an indoor Skywalk. Last weekend I was stuck in Des Moines, Iowa when my plane was cancelled. Luckily, I did not have to miss my Saturday Morning walk. I found an entry to the downtown Skywalk about a block away. After a brief bout with the sub-zero wind chill, I was soon walking and getting lost in the Skywalk. It was quite an adventure trying to find my way back through the maze of corridors. Also, felt a bit like Maxwell Smart with all the automatic opening doors. When I was finally done, I had five miles in, while braving the cold for only a few minutes.
2. Don’t stress, catch up on your rest! Missing your flight home due to weather can be stressful if you let it. But it also can be an opportunity to catch up on your rest. If you can’t get out of your hotel, catch up on your snooze time. Most of us are sleep deprived anyway and a few extra hours of rest can do wonders for your metabolism. On the flipside, overly worrying can lead to stress eating.
3. If your late, just meditate. You do not have to get caught up in the noise and bustle when stuck in an airport. Most airports have a chapel, lounge or quiet space where you can meditate or pray according to your practice to clear your head. Here is a guide that can help you out. https://www.sleepinginairports.net/
One of my favorite places is the chapel at DFW. But you can also find one of the gates that does not have a flight for an hour. For just type of these delays, I keep meditation applications Headspace, Calm, and the podcast Christian Meditation on my iPhone.
A plane delay or cancellation does not need to be a reason to go off the wagon. Use these three tips to keep on track when travel sets you back!