I am back! Phew, CRAZY few weeks. We’re talking about endless assignments, presentations, studies, work, chores, sleepless nights and some running + strength training.
Final week of class before the exams and then SEM BREAK! So keen for it to be over! 😉
How is everyone else? 🙂
Anyway! This post is on how to stay active when you’re on a vacay (speaking of which, I need a vacay!):
Are you a routine junkie? Workout junkie? Vacay junkie?
The thing about being a routine junkie is that going on a vacay will potentially ruin it. I must admit, I get a little anxious about that! I am all about routines.
I’m here to talk about BALANCE: Not completely throwing your routine out the window but also not sticking to it like a junkie
It is not always easy to find a gym or a safe place to run (depends on where you go). So that might make it more difficult to get your usual workout in. If sticking to your routine stresses you out, what you need to do is throw THAT out the window. But not the working out part.
Staying ACTIVE on vacay:
You’re on vacation! Take this time to get out there and EXPLORE the new city/place. Take it as an adventure.
The best way to explore: WALKING/RUNNING/JOGGING
My Garmin FR235 has been my best friend! It makes working out SO EASY! Just PRESS and GO! So fun to look at the stats after, even if it was just a walk in the park. 🙂
2. Free and Easy
It is always good to have a PLAN but if you’re like me and you get upset if you don’t get to stick to your schedule/plan, get rid of that!
I tend to have an “all or nothing” approach. If I fail to stick to my plan, I’d do NOTHING at all. I try to balance between having a plan and being okay if I don’t adhere to it.
Take it easy and go with what you have. If you have time, GO! If not, CHILL… with coffee! Your body probably needs the rest.
3. MIX IT UP!
I like running, but it is not always convenient to do so.
Get creative. Do a short HIIT workout/sprints that can be done anywhere! Anything that will get your heart rate up. Set your alarm, get up to catch the sunrise and WORKOUT! I LOVE that fresh feeling after my workout. If you’re the same, then just do it!
Trust me, it will be worth it!
4 rounds of:
-Pulse jump squats x20
-Cross mountain climbers x20
-Elevated Push ups x20
-Leg raises x20
1:30 min break
4 rounds of:
-Tricep dips x20
-Russian Twists x40
-Jack Knives x20
OH YEAH! The best kind of workout/activity is going to get FOOD! Walk/run/cycle to your favourite breakfast/brunch/coffee/ice cream place!
5. Try a NEW sport/activity
Cycling is a fun way to explore a new place! I don’t normally cycle, so this was something “new” to me.
Go on a hike! Walking/hiking is so good for you. My favourite aerobic workout! Get your heart pumping with a few inclines/climbs. Trust me, your heart will thank you for it. 🙂
Soak in your surroundings. God NEVER fails to amaze me. His creations are breathtaking.
Enjoy your next vacay + getting your heart rate up!
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