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How to maintain exercising while traveling

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Bekkestua SATS

I woke up this morning totally stressed out because how do I maintain my body while traveling for such a long time? and more important how do I increase my muscle power while traveling so I can reach my goal? I’ve come so far with my PT and throwing the hard work away is not an option.Yes I’ve to increase my budget for food and exercise but I’m used to from my daily life now πŸ™‚

So what to do?

  • I’ve prepared a little by packing a separate bag with my exercise clothes, swim wear, running shoes, TRX, a trigger ball and a double trigger ball and 4 cloths. When I arrive in Sydney I hopefully will get a lightweight full body wet suit too.
  • This morning to calm my brain down I went on the internet and as always I found a lot of pages of various quality. In all this will be my plan:

I have made a pact with myself:

Yes I made a pact with myself about committing to the exercising. I probably will miss doing it so not a problem.

Food is very important:

Priority every day will be to eat well. You can’t build muscles without eating well and even though I’m booking hostels and bnbs with access to kitchens/barbecue areas I actually don’t know what to expect before seeing it with my own eyes.

  • Breakfast will if possible be
    • banana pancakes with veggies and fruit
    • scrambled eggs with bacon and veggies
    • overnight oat with nuts and fruit (if nothing else is possible)
  • Lunch:
    • chicken or fish salad
    • sushi (I don’t use the soy and wasabi)
    • overnight oat with nuts and fruit (if nothing else is possible – many airports allow me to bring it in to the airport)
  • Dinner:
    • chicken, fish or meat with veggies etc. (If I’ve access to a kitchen I can make it myself. If not and the days I feel like treating myself I’ll find a good place to eat)
  • Snacks:
    • almonds
    • fruit
    • in Australia they’ve some amazing bars in the health stores
    • dried meat (organic)
    • overnight oat with nuts and fruit (as a last resort) – oh man I’m going to be so tired of that one πŸ˜€
  • Getting enough fat:
    • Getting enough fat can become a challenge, so I just have to buy a bucket of good olive oil and a jar of coconut oil and some raw cacao, nuts etc. and mix together and eat every day.
  • During the flights:
    • I’m so lucky I’ve a note that allows me to bring food with me into the airport and on the flight, but I never bring fluid stuff to avoid trouble. So I bring nuts, fruit or bars in a good quality. Some of the airplane food works for me but that’s because I never travel with the cheap companies.

I might find other alternatives while traveling but I let you know if I do πŸ™‚

Exercising:

This is the hardest part but I got it turned around to become the fun part. Because in Darwin and Sydney I’ve arranged a PT so I can get roughed up a little but that is not enough. I need a daily routine and I hope to be able to bring my TRX, trigger balls and 4 cloths. So what to do:

  • In front I google where there are places for street-workout andΒ  routes for running with exercise stations on the way.
  • When I arrive I’ll take a walk and check the area out for good places to run and exercise.
  • I’ll take a workout every second day.
  • Every day I’ll keep active by taking a swim, hike, walk etc. (no heavy duty stuff). This is not a problem for me since I get bored after a couple of hours on the beach πŸ˜€ and I’ve the ginger skin, so the sun burns me if I’m not careful and in Australia it burns.
  • In the airports while in transit I’ll be the crazy lady making body weigh exercises and strolling around to keep my body active.
  • In advance I’ll have made some programs and hopefully my PT will help me. + I’ve downloaded an app with TRX exercises. I just want to be sure to cover the whole body the right way to avoid damages, over training or to fail some muscle groups.

(made as a page at this link)

I did it – goal reached and bar raised

Holmekollen, Oslo at Color Me Rad
I actually did it in spite of obstacles πŸ™‚ I ran my first official 5K – Color Me Rad (Oslo) last weekend and I loved it.

My time was 29 minutes and I’m proud because I started in the back a field of almost 2000 people, so I had to worm my way though the walking crowd. Then halfway we got a cup of water to drink and it was really cold so my stomach felt like it should explode but I ran. The only times I didn’t run were on the very steep hills so I’m very happy πŸ™‚

I started running in the spring and if I can do it with challenges like dyspraxia you can do it πŸ™‚ You just need to find the things that motivates you. For me it was the thought of being on the SUP board again on Bondi Beach with my surf trainer and learning to ride the waves without taking a bath πŸ˜‰ Who know I might even get strong enough to surf a real wave.

Another thing is to find the right race to be the first one and in my opinion Color Me Rad is a really good race to start in because I didn’t just watch a lot of bags in front of me. Beside that it’s really funny to participate.

One goal reached and one thing more on my bucket list done πŸ™‚ Now I’ve raised the bars and going to run for a serious 5K and later a 10K πŸ™‚

When hating running turned into a love story

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 21.28.02I’ve tried so many time to start running and I hated it. It was boring, I felt that my legs wouldn’t cooperate etc. BUT – 1,5 week ago I started running.

Why? –

I need to get my legs working and I need them to be my friends. To succeed that I’veΒ  to make them strongerΒ  and running is a good way. You might think they now. It started when I was on vacation and I was out on Bondi Beach on a S.U.P board – I want to learn to surf and be good at it and to do that I need strong legs. Beside that I want to start sand running when I move to Australia because I love the ocean and the feeling of the wet sand.

That means that this time I’m doing it because I want to and not because I’m pressured to do it or have to do it.

My strategy this time

First I signed up at a 5 km run in August – Color Me Rad, to award myself with a crazy run.

Second I bought light weight running shoes made for front feet running. No big heal, no support, no cement shoes helping gravity keeping my feet on the ground and lastly on sale. That is a good start I can tell you. (I read a lot of articles before chosing shoes and talked to my PT so I knew what I wanted).

Third I found a program to start on for beginners from a store here in Norway specialised in running shoes. I wanted to have a good start. Some days I’ve to walk up hill and run down and living on a mountain I’ve no problems finding roads with a good slant ;-D

Last I dragged myself out of the house and began running. The first times was on a scale on 1-10 about -50 in motivation because of my bad experiences in my past. I often did my running first and then ended it at the shopping center to have a goal to motivate myself. So I did my shopping and walked home again.

To avoid tight muscles I use trigger point because else my PT will torture me once a week with his kind of trigger pont and I promise you one thing you don’t wanna experience that πŸ˜€

What happened?

Weird enough I did good in the running process and something just clicked in my heart. Saturday when I woke up I actually wanted to go running but didn’t because it was my rest-day.

Today I couldn’t wait going home and run. I got impatient in the sub-way. For the first time the ride was way to long. I happily dived into my running clothes and put on my magic shoes and off I went. While running I realised that I love running. STOP – hey what is going on here – did I just say I love running – what the fu.. – What has happened here.

Yes I’ve started a new love story in my life. I actually love running and it makes me happy running and listening to music just me and my magic shoes.

Bondi Lifeguard Suncare

Bondi SPF 50+ aerosolI’ve at last found a sunscreen I love and that can protect my skin in a good way so I’ve made a whole page about sun care in general πŸ™‚ – read more

I love Bondi Beach and the work the Bondi Lifeguards do. Beside that they help a lot and is also involved in the sunscreen business.

When I was in Sydney, I felt so at home on Bondi at the same I had in front booked a surf instructor, so I needed a good sunscreen to protect my skin when I was out on the water. I knew that with my balance and lack of skill I would probably be some time in the water and I would also need a sunscreen that stayed on when I lied on the board paddling.

So this became the love of my life in the sunscreen ares πŸ™‚

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