This has been one of the biggest challenges since becoming a flight attendant. It’s difficult to stay healthy, especially in this first year. I’ve already been sick – it was a cold, not a big deal. I don’t get to go to the gym as often as I’d like. Usually, when I get in from a trip, I’m exhausted. I use my days off to rest and recover. I’m always wary of using hotel gyms on layovers – they’re usually on a lower floor and far from anything else. So, not safe for a young woman to go by herself.
Also, the food. Good grief, there is a plethora of unhealthy (and expensive) options at the airport. When I go on a trip, I always bring apples and almonds for quick snacks. I have organic soups that I have for dinner and oatmeal for the mornings. However, if the hotel rooms don’t have microwaves (or charge ridiculous amount for them), then I’m out of luck. I find it difficult to pack perishable foods because my ice packs melt after a few hours. And if the room doesn’t have a fridge, then I’m back to square one.
All of you flight attendants, pilots, and frequent travellers, any tips on workouts, eating healthy, and the like are greatly appreciated by this newbie! Thanks