My job necessitates frequent travel all across the country. I spend more time on the road than I do at home. I waste countless hours waiting around in airport terminals, sitting on airplanes and getting through meetings and conferences. I travel by buses and rental cars. I sleep at hotels most nights of the year. I actually enjoy this aspect of the job. I enjoy visiting new locations and seeing new sites. My lifestyle makes it difficult to remain fit and healthy. The majority of my meals are eaten in restaurants. The nature of my job is terribly sedentary. Initially, this way of life took a toll on my body. I put on weight and started dealing with a long list of aches and pains. I was having trouble sleeping well and struggling to feel productive. I debated giving up the job entirely. Then, I got determined to make some beneficial changes. I started booking only those hotels with a fitness center on the premises. Most often, these fitness options provide little beyond a stationary bike and a treadmill. However, I can always get my heart rate elevated, work up a sweat and burn a decent amount of calories. I remember to pack a jump rope and resistance bands in my suitcase. I can always find a place to workout on my own and accomplish a beneficial tworkout. If I take the opportunity to stretch my muscles thoroughly and exercise, I feel so much healthier. I have also improved how I eat. I now pack healthy snacks to bring with me. When I land at my destination, I make the effort to shop at a grocery store. I pick up some fresh fruit, baby carrots and celery. I research the location for restaurants that offer healthier menus. I eat a lot of salads, fruit cups and steamed vegetables. I make sure to drink a lot of water, take vitamins and go to bed early.