As promised, I have a workout to share with you today! It’s what I did last week in Mexico to stay active and get in my gym time without sacrificing quality vacation time. I’ve posted before about staying healthy on the road and I’m a firm believer that being healthy doesn’t have to stop just because your routine is different.
I loved being lazy and taking a break on vacation, but all that laying around made me antsy. If you’re anything like me, you need an outlet to burn off some energy before slipping back into “veg” mode. At the same time, I don’t like spending precious vacation time at the gym. Last week, I came up with a condensed workout plan for the week so I could get in and out in 30 minutes.
The key to this workout is to push yourself hard and fast so you can work up a nice sweat before the 30 minutes are up. Enjoy!
Squeeze-it-in Vacation Workout
I found this was the perfect way to feel accomplished, but be done by the time the breakfast buffet opened. All you need is a treadmill and some dumbbells, which most hotel gyms will have. I used 10 lbs. for the arm circuit, 12 for the legs, and a 10 lb. dumbbell for the leg-up crunches.
The speeds are what I used for the cardio, but you can obviously adjust according to your own levels. I recommend the first 5 minutes being the speed you’d run if you were doing a longer run, then going up from there.
I’m keeping this post short and sweet since I have to run, but hope you all enjoyed it. Have a good one!
Do you work out on vacation?