I’m on vacation and yes, I have a workout plan. I know what you’re thinking, only crazy people workout on their vacation.
I’m not diligent about getting my workout in on vacation but if I’m away from exercise too long I start to not feel good and I get cranky. It’s better for everyone around me if I get some physical activity!
That being said, I fit it in when I can and don’t worry when I can’t. I don’t take away from family time and I don’t skip other activities that I want to do just to workout. My vacation is two weeks long and I maybe work out 4-5 times at most.
If you choose to exercise on vacation don’t expect to make gains or lose weight. You may even lose a little strength and endurance but that’s ok…It’s a vacation after all, enjoy it!
A run, a long walk or even a stretching session can be good exercise and still keep you relaxed. Especially if you can do it early in the day before everyone else is up.
The following are 3 different workout plan options you can do anywhere. A hotel room, condo balcony, poolside or even on the beach. Do one of them, two of them or all 3 if you’re feeling really ambitious. Sorry if the pictures are a bit blurry or goofy… teenage photographer!!
Workout 1 – do each exercise for 1 minute with 30 seconds rest between and do the whole circuit twice.
Skaters – jump sideways from foot to foot
Standing side crunches
Pike shoulder presses – in a downward dog position, bend elbows to lower and then push back up
V-sit leg flutters
Workout 2 – Do the whole circuit twice
Walking lunges x 20 reps
Push-ups 10-20 reps
Plank 30 seconds
Squat with kickback x 20 reps – squat down and upon returning to start, press your leg back at your hip. Alternate legs.
Tricep dips 10-20 reps – these can be done on the ground if necessary but a bench or a chair makes them a little more productive.
Workout 3 – do each exercise for 1 minute with 30 seconds rest between and do the whole circuit three times.
Side leg lifts
Jog in place
Heel touch crunches – in a crunch position, squeeze from side to side touching your heels with the tips of your fingers.