Traveling the World Will Get You in Shape
If you've been looking to lose a few pounds, I'd highly recommend traveling the world for some months.
I've lost about 15 lbs on the Travel the World diet so far.
And it's not just poundage, but I'm actually healthy!
Part of the reason is because William and I walk everywhere we go. The thought of walking 10 miles doesn't really phase me right now.
Maybe that's the reason why we were passing people like they were stopped while hiking up the Devil's Staircase at the Tongariro crossing.
I gimped my knee and fell behind on the last day of the hike. Antia, a German girl that was hiking back with us, was just in front of me.
We had been hiking for a few hours when we started up a fairly steep grade. When we reached the top Antia had to stop and hunch over while sucking in air hard. I was breathing just barely faster than normal. It was at that point that I realized that I'm more in shape now than I've been in a really long time.
Oh, and the whole time we did the hike, we were wearing our big backpacks.
However, traveling the world is not 100% good for your body. My knees hurt more now than they ever did. They really only flare up when we go hiking, but when they do start hurting, it's almost unbearable to hike downhill.
But heck, it's better to say, "I have bad knees because I traveled all around the world," rather than, "I have bad knees because I just sit at a computer all day."