With the combination of the pandemic slowing down, warmer weather and kids on school breaks, it’s a time that people are starting to travel again! Believe me, I am VERY EXCITED to get back to “normal”, whatever that may be moving forward. Planning a trip is definitely in the near future!
Making exercise a priority while traveling is usually not the top of my list of things to do. There are so many better things to do and time is very short! However, believe me, you will feel better even if it’s just 5-10 minutes of extra movement each day.
After over a year of home workouts ONLY, it is so easy to transfer those good habits when you’re not at home! Here’s a few fun tips to get extra exercise in throughout your vacation without sacrificing a ton of time:
- Make workouts FUN and involve your entire family or partner! You don’t have be on your own or away from your loved ones during your workout. Find family friendly activities you all can do! For example: go on a hiking adventure (our family’s favorite!), go for a stroll on the beach, have a push-up contest with your family and see who can do the most in good form, play a game like soccer, football, tag, etc., take a walking tour around the city you’re staying at.
- Wake up 30-60 minutes early and get your own workout in! OK, so I’ll admit, I don’t always want to exercise as a family because my workouts are ME TIME. If you’re in the same boat and don’t want to take away family or couple time during the day, wake up 30-60 minutes before everyone else and knock it out! If there’s a hotel gym or fitness center nearby, do that or complete one of my no equipment home workouts (YouTube link at the end of the post). Also think about packing light weight fitness equipment like resistance bands and maybe the TRX (it goes with me on every vaca!). I’ll put links at the bottom of this post for discount codes for my favorite bands!
- Don’t skip breakfast! I totally believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, even on vacation. If you don’t want to eat out, pack yourself some staples from home so you can have a quick and healthy meal or stock up at the local grocery store and stock your fridge (if you have one). It’s also nice to have your own food with you in case you don’t want to eat out for every single meal. If you have the option where you’re staying, plan a few healthy meals to stay in and cook. Easy foods to keep on hand are: packets of oatmeal, low-sugar cereals, protein bars, yogurt, fruit (think bananas, apples, grapes and oranges), veggies and hummus, cheese sticks.
- Sneak exercise in throughout the day! Exercise throughout the day without having to change your plans! The first tip is to work your abs! Anytime you’re sitting or standing, engage the core (suck it in!) and hold for 15-20 seconds. Slowly release and repeat again 3-5 times. Do this throughout the day to work your transverse abs. Another tip is to add in extra steps like park the car a little further away, take the stairs, get up and move or walk around at least once every 30 minutes. Sneak in some calf raises every time you’re in a standing position, do some chair stretches, treat your water bottle like a dumbbell and do some curls or overhead presses! Before you know it, you’ve completed an entire workout through the course of the day
If you do plan on traveling this summer or in the near future, be safe, have fun and get your workout in!
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