Workout With Me: Vacay Edition!

Workout With Me: Vacay Edition!

Hey loves!

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A lot of you have been asking how & why I find the motivation to work out on vacay. I’m supposed to JUST CHILL & RELAX, right? Totally! But I get to do that all day as I lie by the pool or on the beach!

Working out on vacay doesn’t feel like a task or chore for me because it’s part of my lifestyle & routine (& is really therapeutic for me!).

When I travel, there are many bits & pieces of my routine that I leave behind, for example: my double-workouts, meal prep & healthy home-cooked meals.

But there are some aspects of it that I don’t feel the need or desire to leave behind simply because it’s easy for me to take them with me, for example: getting in a daily workout (or every 2 days), eating healthy & taking my supplements.

Leaving home but being able to stay consistent with at least some aspects of my day-to-day routine helps keep me grounded, healthy, energized, happy, strong, motivated & makes it easier to jump back into my full routine when I get back home.

My logic is: If I can take these things with me or get them done without having to move mountains, then why skimp on them?!

Obviously, to each their own – this is what works for ME & what helps keep me sane & grounded!

Moral of this rant: Find what works for you! If you’re the type to go on vacay & leave your workout regimen behind, DO YOU! There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Ultimately, what matters is that you have the willpower to step right back into your routine when you get back home & leave the sun, beach & vacay behind!

It’s always hard to step back into reality but reality also makes you appreciate vacation even more. So, take it all in & enjoy every minute of your break from routine & reality. If enjoying every minute means dedicating an hour a day to exercise, DO IT. If it means vegging all day & doing absolutely nothing but relaxing, DO IT. 

And if you so happen to be on the same page as me when it comes to working out on vacay, here’s some inspiration for workouts you can do (providing, of course, that wherever you are, a gym & some minimal equipment is available).

Before you do any of these workouts, I just want to put it out there that I am by no means a personal trainer. These are workouts that I put together on my own based on a combination of body parts that I want to work & using inspiration from the classes that I take at my gym. Feel free to modify or alter the workouts based on your strengths, weaknesses, abilities & the body parts that you prefer to work out!

P.S. I like to take about 30-45 seconds rest in between each set, but do what works for you! If you need more or less rest time, go for it!

DAY ONE

10 minutes on the Stairmaster (Level 15)

10 minutes Spinning (Level 10-12; If your spin bike doesn’t have a level/resistance monitor, I would describe this as medium to high resistance. You should feel like you’re climbing & it should not be easy, to say the least)

3 sets of: 

30 sit-ups

12 squat presses with 10lb. dumbbell, 12 curtsy lunges & 12 reverse lunges

30 reps of: 

Russian twists with 5 lb. dumbbell

In & out sit-ups

Sit-ups & wrap 5lb. dumbbell around legs

30 crunches with legs up & reach for legs with 5 lb. weight

2 sets of: 

30 jumping jacks

30 2-step dash

10 minute speed-walk/jog back to hotel room (or 10 minute jog on treadmill, moderate speed, low incline).

DAY TWO

10 minute walk to gym from hotel room (or 10 minute walk on treadmill, low speed, low incline)

30 minutes Elliptical (Level 20)

10 minutes Spinning (Level 15; If your spin bike doesn’t have a level/resistance monitor, I would describe this as high resistance. You should feel like you’re climbing & it should be very difficult to push through)

10 minutes Stairmaster (Level 18)

10 minutes jog back to room (or 10 minute jog on treadmill, moderate speed, low incline). 

DAY THREE

2 sets of: 

15 sit-ups

15 Russian twists with 5lb. dummbell

15x on each side, side plank with 5lb. dumbbell passing under legs

2 sets of:

1 minute forearm plank hold

15 reps on each leg, leg-up crunches & reach for feet with dumbbell

1 minute reverse plank hold

2 sets of: 

10 squats with 10lb. dummbell

10 curtsy lunges with 10lb. dumbbell

1 set of:

10 reverse lunge with 10lb. dumbbells (on each leg)

10 front lunges with 10lb. dumbbells (on each leg)

2 sets of:

30 jumping jacks

30 burrower squats

DAY FOUR

10 minute walk to gym (or 10 minute walk on treadmill, low speed, low incline)

30 minutes Treadmill, alternating incline between 12-15 & speed between 4-7

3 reps of:

12 squat press with 10lb. dumbbell

1 minute forearm plank hold

1 set of:

30 jumping jacks

15 burpees

30 sit-ups

3 sets of:

15 overhead tricep curls with a 2x 5 lb. dumbbells

15 bicep curls with 8lb. dumbbells

15 rows + tricep kickbacks with 8lb. dumbbells

10 minute jog back to hotel room  (or 10 minute jog on treadmill, moderate speed, low incline). 

DAY FIVE

2 sets of:

30 sit-up with legs up & weight passing under legs (5lb.)

30 regular sit-ups

30 Russian twists with 5lb. dumbbells

2 sets of:

30 bicep curls with 10lb. dumbbells

30 overhead tricep curls with 10lb. dumbbells

2 sets of:

15 squat presses with 10lb. dumbbells

15 (on each leg) side lunges, curtsy lunges & reverse lunges

3 sets of: 

30 jumping jacks

10 minute jog back to hotel room (or 10 minute jog on treadmill, moderate speed, low incline). 

DAY SIX

10 minute walk to the gym (or 10 minute walk on treadmill, low speed, low incline)

20 minutes Treadmill, alternating incline between 12-15 & speed between 4-7

15 minutes Spinning (Level 15)

3 sets of:

15 squat presses with 10lb. weight

40 jumping jacks

1 minute forearm plank hold

10 minutes Treadmill with same speed & incline as above

10 minute jog back to hotel room (or 10 minute jog on treadmill, moderate speed, low incline). 

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