I just finished presenting at the fabulous CanFitPro fitness conference in Vancouver BC. I often hear from clients that they have a hard time keeping up with their fitness routine when they travel. I always explain to them that if you want something bad enough, if your health and fitness is really that important to you, then there are NO EXCUSES! That's right - no excuses. It doesn't matter if you're tired, jet-lagged, your hotel doesn't offer a fitness facility, or you can't find a gym in the area - you've got to make it happen.
For example, today it was raining in Vancouver BC so it would have been easy to talk myself out of going for a run. But I went anyways and here's what happened. First, I found a beautiful trail along the river that was a breath of fresh air and once I got outside, the rain didn't bother me at all and it was actually quite incredible. I would have never got to experience this had I not left my hotel. Then I stumbled across the new 2010 Olympic Oval being built and was able to run all around it and check out how awesome it was. That was pretty cool. And then on my way back there was this group of Canadian Geese hanging out by the trail. It felt so nice to connect with nature. And then as I ran by the geese, a few proceeded to chase me and nip at my butt. I think they were mad that I moved to the states! :) So anyways, had I not gone out for my run, I would not have experienced that exciting adventure!
Bottom line, no matter where you are or what you're doing, you need to do something to move your body today. Don't ask yourself "Should I workout today?" That's the wrong question because the answer will always be yes. Instead ask yourself "WHAT should I do to move my body today so that I can look and feel my absolute best!"
Have a fabulous week!
Yours in health and fitness,
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