…even on vacation. We just got back from an amazing trip with the Hopkins side of the family in the Cayman Islands. We were there for a week and it was pretty perfect. I needed a little getaway, and we had a gorgeous house right on the water. It’s so typical for people to go on vacation, eat like shit, drink more than normal and give up their exercise routine completely. I totally understand breaking a few rules and indulging on vacation, but there is absolutely no reason not to exercise and make reasonable food choices. Not exercising doesn’t even sound fun to me. I love the way I feel when I exercise. I have more energy for the rest of the day, and I make better food choices once I get my day started on the right track. Miles and I worked out almost every day that we were there. We started each day off with a run around Cayman Kai. We also incorporated some strength training and kayaking. You can absolutely get your strength training in outside of the gym. Below I’ve even given you a sample workout that you can do ANYWHERE.
Our strength training session.
This was our amazing view while we were working out.
Our adorable nieces Abby and Sam even let us Overhead Press them. They loved us throwing them up in the air and my shoulders were burning!
We kayaked to Rum Point and went snorkeling.
Here’s the best part. When you work out on vacation, then you don’t feel guilty (and totally deserve) one of these babies.
Here’s a workout you can do at home, on vacation or anywhere. No excuses. It should take about 40 minutes or so. Enjoy!
Circuit #1- 3 Sets
Alternating Lunges (more advanced option- Russian Lunges)- 40 reps
Body Weight Squats (more advanced option- Squat Jumps)- 20 reps
Step Up to Balance- 20 reps/leg
Side Lunges- 40 reps
Circuit #2- 3 Sets
Push Ups (more advanced option- decline push ups with feet on a chair)- 20 reps
Tricep Dips- 20 reps
Burpees- 20 reps
Circuit #3- 3 sets
Plank- 1 minute
Side Plank (on forearm) with Crunch (elbow touches floor)- 15 reps per side
Mountain Climbers- 50 reps