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One peek on Kristin Cavallari's Instagram, and you'll be swept into a picturesque traveling world. Over the past few months, Uncommon James CEO has skied Colorado, opened a store in Dallas, vacationed with friends in Mexico, and enjoyed some downtime at the luxurious Blackberry Mountain in Tennessee. . But despite a busy schedule, the mum-of-three manages to maintain her healthy diet and workout schedule on the road. How? 'Or' What? Well, the former reality TV star shared her secrets with me as part of her partnership with protein snack brand Lorissa 's Kitchen and HeyMama (they've teamed up to launch a variety of options gifts for moms made by moms). Here's what the entrepreneur had to say about staying healthy on the road, traveling with kids, and destinations that haveinspired her jewelry.
You're always on the go! How do you maintain your healthy workout and diet?
It doesn't matter where I go, if it's a plane flight that takes an hour per hour. And halfway, or if it's 2 p.m., I bring food with me. This means that I prepare a meal like a salad. Or, I brought leftovers on planes, made sandwiches, and then I bring a ton of snacks like Lorissa 's Kitchen Beef Strips. I was just in Colorado last weekend and brought sandwiches for my kids and a salad for me. Then, whatever your destination, it's really about searching online and finding some healthy places. I'm going to sit on Google for hours trying to find great restaurants, cool cafes, and juice bars.
And how about doing your workouts if you don't have access to a gym?
I'm really trying to m 'Train. It ' s maybe not as much as I am when I am at home. If there 's no gym, there are some good movements you can do without weights, by just using your body weight. You can still do lunges, squats, planks, push-ups etc. I try to get my blood moving at least a few times.
Have you ever bent the rules?
Yes, absolutely. I'm trying to follow an 80's lifestyle , 20, and 80% eat really healthy. The 20% is when I travel or go out for dinner. I eat bread; I drink alcohol. I do all that. You know, j 've got a lot of desserts. It keeps me sane, and then it makes me want to get back on track.
Kristin recently visited Cabo. Instagram
You now have three kids. What's the secret to keeping kids healthy while traveling?
Airplanes are the only time my kids have an iPad . So for them, it isst like this awesome stuff. I've brought candy on planes before and said, "If you're good, when we land you can have lollipops " because it takes them longer to eat them. When my kids were younger I would bring like boxes of bandages on a plane because for some reason kids love bandages: open them, put them on. That would give you a solid 20 to 30 minutes.
Your Uncommon James business is very successful. How does travel influence your business decisions?
This is the case with jewelry design in particular. I draw my inspiration from everywhere. I was right at Cabo in the pool, and a dragonfly started circling my hat. I was like, a dragonfly would be cool on a necklace. It just comes from really random places. You never know whenit will hit you. We went to Italy two years ago and it made me want to do a collection on my heritage. The Tuscan countryside inspired me. Travel plays a big part in it. I love to travel in general. So, an excuse to do it!
Is there a spot that is still on your bucket list?
The Maldives and Tokyo are two places I'm dying to go. The Maldives are the quintessential beach vacation. He just looks incredibly beautiful and serene. So Tokyo is just the opposite of that. There is so much going on and so much to understand. I think it would be really cool to be immersed in a completely different culture like this.