During my normal working week, I run 5-6 kms every lunch time and walk another 5 kms in total before and after walk.
However, when I go on holidays, I really go on holidays! As a consequence, I eat a lot of food, don’t run… And drink far too much!
Back in 2009, I went on a 6 week trip through Central America and put on almost 5 kilos… Which was a 10% weight gain!
It’s now almost 10 years later and I’m now in my 30’s, so the prospect of having to lose 5 kilos after a holiday is a lot different to what it was when I was 22.
As a result, I’ve had to think of a pretty innovative way to ensure that I can enjoy myself on my current European adventure, but also maintain a level of fitness as well.
That innovation is called “feet”. I’ve discovered this radical concept involving feet and moving them back and forth to create a forward momentum that propels me from point A to point B!
… Okay, so maybe it’s not innovative at all. But, how often do you just hop in a taxi or get a tour company to pick you up from a hotel when on holiday?
Traditionally, we’ve used taxis to get around when traveling. However, we now value our hard earned $$ more and refuse to pay for a taxi or other form of transport if we don’t have to.
As a result, we’ve decided to save money by walking our butts off on our current European adventure. So far, we’ve walked an average of 18,418 steps each day, with 27,764 steps being our largest day.
This has saved us about 20 euros $31 AUD) a day thus far… Which adds up to hundreds of $ over a 4 week holiday.
Another bonus of walking everywhere is that you get to see so much more of your destination. I’ve discovered so many hidden gems tucked away along our travels that I wouldn’t have seen if I was in a vehicle.
I’m not sure about you, but I certainly prefer having more $ to spend on activities rather than transport. And… The exercise feels amazing!
I encourage you to walk as much as you possibly can too… You’re wallet and your butt will thank you for it!