Packing a jump rope

I am constantly traveling from one place to another.

  • My job sends me all over the country for conferences, workshops, training sessions and team-building seminars.

I really enjoy seeing new places and always try to make time to explore the area. My schedule is typically quite hectic, and there is very little opportunity to focus on myself. I’ve learned that I need to prioritize health, fitness and happiness. When I first began the job, I quickly gained weight. I began suffering from a variety of aches and pains in my muscles and joints. These issues had me considering quitting my job. I was at risk of serious medical concerns and knew I couldn’t continue in the same way. I decided to make more of an effort to eat properly, sufficiently hydrate and exercise regularly. I now look for those hotels that include a 24-hour fitness center. Most of them offer little more than a single treadmill, stationary bike and a few free weights. Even limited equipment is enough to get a strenuous workout. If I’m lucky, the hotel will either have a swimming pool or an extensive, state-of-the-art gym. I pack a jump rope and resistance bands in the suitcase. If there is no gym available, those two pieces of equipment are sufficient. I can always find a spot where I can exercise. If I’m located in a safe area, I go for a run. No matter if I need to fit my workout in during the early hours of the morning or late at night, I make the time to thoroughly stretch, do some kind of strength training and elevate my heart rate. I am also far more careful about what I eat.

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