Just as I was starting to get back into the swing of things as far as my exercise is concerned, this week brought about a new challenge: vacation! Jasen’s side of the fam planned a last hurrah for summer at the beach. I was excited, but not looking forward to finding time for my workouts. Jasen and I went down Tuesday evening and stayed through Sunday. This is what my workout schedule looked like for the week:
Our late departure meant I was able to get Strength 3 and 4 in before we even left, which made things a bit easier. Now, while I don’t think vacation needs to be a vacation from physical activity, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get your butt in gear either. Thank goodness these workouts are only 30 minutes long! I mean, who wants to be cooped up inside when outside looks like this:
Normally I probably would have ditched the DVDs and pushed myself back a week in favor for being active in my locale, but I made a promise to you guys and I’m sticking to it! I ended up completing all of my strength workouts and forgoing the cardio for being active at the beach. I always feel like the strength is non-negotiable because it’s so specific in the muscles it targets, but the cardio is just to get an extra burn while giving your muscles a little bit of a break. I figured with daily walks through the sand and running around with the wee ones, it was a fair trade.
On the last day, Jasen and I got up early to watch the sunrise. Then we headed in and I had an egg on a whole wheat biscuit with a side of veggies for breakfast. Yum!
I must say I’m pretty proud that I stuck to the plan and got my workouts in. I even lost some weight which is always a win when you’re on vacation.
Do you still exercise on vacation? How do you get a workout in? Let us know in the comments below!