Staying active while I am traveling is very important to me.
Many people refrain from working out while on vacation because it's simply, well vacation. I've had the kind of mentality before, but I had to give that up for many reasons.
For one, when I don't workout or do any kind of physical activity, I become very lazy and don't eat healthy at all. When I workout first thing in the morning, it sets the tone for the day and it becomes incredibly easy to feed my body healthy nutrients all day.
Below are 5 ways I plan on staying active in South America.
1. Salsa lessons.
The volunteer program I am going through actually gives free salsa lessons every Saturday. I plan on doing this almost every weekend whenever I am available. I can't wait to dance with the Peruvian people and finally get my dancing skills in place! Whenever I go out with friends, I dance the best I can but don't feel all that confident doing so.
Although I probably won't be doing salsa dancing out here in the states, I'm sure it's very popular in South America. I can't wait to get into dancing more!
I will be doing tons of hiking while I'm in Peru. I'm going on a 4-day trek to Machu Picchu and although I am VERY excited for this, I am also nervous as well. I've heard it's very taxing on the body and can be difficult at times as well. I'm obviously going to do it either way, but I need to prepare my body to do so. I've been hiking in various areas around the Chicagoland area. I've also been hiking at different places in Colorado and Utah.
As most of you know, I am moving to Colorado in a month before I leave for Peru. I plan on doing a few more hikes before I leave just to get me better prepared. I also plan on doing a few other hikes in Peru, so I'll definitely need to come prepared.
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3. I'm bringing my Beachbody dvds with me.
They are just now coming online with Beachbody programs on demand, but I still plan on bringing my DVD's with me because I won't always have internet access. I plan on bringing T25 with me because it only requires a resistance band and nothing else.
I'll be doing loads of walking so I know there will be some days when I don't need to workout at all with the amount of walking I'll be doing. I can't wait to venture off into different areas and immerse myself into the culture.
I'm so excited for all the people I will meet. This will be my first time going abroad. I'm obviously nervous, but this will be so beneficial to me to travel alone.
How do you stay active while traveling? Have you ever done any of the things I mentioned above?