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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 🙂

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 😀
  • 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 🙂

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 and  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 😀 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)

Reach your exercise goals faster – Get a PT

Bekkestua SATS

Bekkestua SATS

When I returned from Australia in February I knew I had to change my life and one area was to get much stronger. In the autumn I was 2 months in bed and 3 months on crutches because of the shingles and it cost me a lot of strength. I needed that strength back and build an even stronger body than that. Therefore I got a PT and did the impossible possible 🙂 – read more about my experience and advice on getting a PT when you live with dyspraxia

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’ve  to make them stronger  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 😀

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.

“Stepped over the line” – Day one in a new life

I need to get in sFeatured imagehape and regain full control over my body so I’m not a prisoner in my own body. Therefore I’ve made an exercise regime to get me there.

Today I started on a 12 weeks running-program for beginners because the 22nd of August I’m participating in ColorMeRad five km run. Some have asked me why I chose ColorMeRad – Easy answer – it’s so crazy and I get a multicoloured body afterwards. For me that is a very good reward ;-D

Today I had to speed walk and I did my shopping on the way so I got a light weight down hill walk and a heavy climb up again to the house. It was a 3,4 km walk on a cold but lovely day. Apparently I chose a good time to walk because it’s raining now.

Normally I find running boring but my little friend was out today and she asked me if I could pronounce her cat’s name “tiger”. When I could do that I got thumps up and could carry on with my speed walking. 😀  Beside that I’m going to make it one of my ways of meditating. Already today I could feel how much happier I felt after the walk. The program is build in a way so I’ve to use 3 days a week to reach my goal.

Beside that I’ve my weekly PT-lesson where I’m having major progress now because my PT is good at pressuring me to the point where my body gets out of control and that is very important according to the dyspraxia. It helps me getting better body control fast.

To get better coordination I dance swing ones a week.

If one of these things isn’t possible I go swimming.

Once a month I have a session at the rehab center in the hot water pool with watsu (water therapy) to get my body stretched and relaxed. At home I use a waff and triggerpoint roller to stretch and gain more mobility especially my hip.

I know this is a huge program so diet and mentality needs a push but I’ve asked for help and now I hope to get a positive answer. Beside that on facebook I’ve asked for others who are interested in an online sparring-partner for mutual support in reaching our respective goals so if you are interested let me know or if you are interested in coaching me let me know 🙂

Fallen in love with trigger point technique

Been doing trigger point for a couple of weeks now with my PT and started at home. This technique is magic and so easy to use. If it hurts there’s an area to release some tension in and you’re in full control of what to happens.

The benefits are major so read more on the site I made about it.

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