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Fitness Friday + Tips for Staying Active on Vacation

Posted Jul 12 2012 9:06pm

Happy Fitness Friday everyone!!  It’s been a couple weeks since I posted one because Emmalyne turned 9-months last week and that trumps everything ;)  Even though I have been traveling this week I am still pretty proud of my workouts.

Fitness Friday

 

SUNDAY

Sunday 3 Mile Run

 

Emmie and I tackled a 3 mile run together on Sunday morning.  We started at 9AM which meant it was HOT.  My pace was slower than normal but considering I was also pushing the BOB I was happy.

 

MONDAY

 

the family that sweats together...

 

Chris had Monday off so we took advantage of that and went on a family run in J.F. Gregory.  I am a firm believer in that the family that sweats together, stays together ;)  After the run we headed to the gym where I lifted my shoulders and legs (FYI my legs were killing me Wednesday and Thursday).

 

Polar HT 40 #Proof

 

WEDNESDAY

 

I took the day off.  Emmie and I traveled for 11 hours and that was “exercise” enough.  Haha.  I honestly felt worse after this day of traveling than I did after my last half -marathon ;)

 

THURSDAY

 

LA Fitness - Phoenix

 

I got a 2-week pass for my mom’s gym and I hit it up for the first time yesterday.  I did a 3-mile run on the treadmill and then lifted legs again.  It felt good to get a good sweat in after waking up at 5:30 ;) Even though I am on vacation right now I am still making an effort to stay active and keep exercising throughout my trip.  There are some steps everyone can take while on vacation to get a good sweat in!  Here are some of my tips for staying active on vacation :) tips for staying active on vacation

1.  HAVE A PLAN.  Do a little research before you leave to see what your options are.  Create a tentative workout plan.   2. PACK YOUR ESSENTIALS.  Have a favorite workout DVD?  Pack it!  I often bring my yoga DVDs with me.  There are other body weight only DVDs you can bring also.  A good set of resistance bands are also a great investment.  They are easily packed and super light taking up minimal space.   3.  PLAN “FIT” ACTIVITIES.  Hiking, bicycling, snorkeling, surfing, walking are all great ways to stay fit on vacation.  Choose some activities that not only let you enjoy your surroundings but get you moving as well.   4.  WEAR A PEDOMETER.  See how many steps you can get in for the day.  Set a personal goal and make a good effort to reach it.  Site seeing on foot can be tons of fun too!   5.  HIT THE GYM.  Many hotels now have full gyms making fitness easily accessible to guests.  If you’re not staying at hotel see if the local gym has a drop-in or weekly rate.  Sometimes you can also print out a “guest pass” online.   6.  TRY  A NEW CLASS.  When I was home in February I tried Pure Barre here in Phoenix and LOVED it.  Visiting a new city  can open up your fitness world to a new style of classes.  SO much fun too.   7.  MAKE IT A FAMILY AFFAIR.  Get your family/friends in on it!  Again, the family that sweats together stays together ;)   No excuses!  Even on vacation you can get moving.  Plus it makes it SO much easier to get back into a full-pace workout routine when you get home :)   Any-who have a fabulous weekend!  I am not sure what’s on our agenda but I know it will be fun ;)   What’s your favorite way to stay active on vacation?


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