Exercising On Holiday

I’ve just returned from 3 weeks away in Canada and America. It can be difficult to keep up with your exercise regime whilst you’re away with your days being busy sightseeing etc. Or you might not want to exercise whilst you’re away.

As you’re probably aware if you’ve read this post I signed up to Beachbody recently, which is a bit like a Netflix for fitness. I started the Transform:20 programme which is a 20 minute workout 6 times a week before going away. The great thing about Beachbody is that it’s on demand, meaning I could access it whilst I was away.

I didn’t do every single workout I could have done whilst away but I did just shy of two weeks worth. I lost a few days to flying and then travelling whilst we were away but I think I did well. Here’s how I did it:

Make Time:

I did pretty much every workout as soon as I got up whilst my husband was showering this way I was wasting time but still making sure I got it done.

Being Strict:

Of course there were times when I just wanted to be lazy. I said to myself “But I’m on holiday, I’m meant to be relaxing” but as the old saying goes, you never regret a workout, and I certainly didn’t.

Scoping Out The Gym:

Before we went away I wasn’t sure what kind of space I’d have to workout in so we made sure every hotel we went to had a gym. In the end, I didn’t need to as we had booked suites in all of the hotels and I had plenty of space to workout in. However, if I hadn’t of had space I could have used the gyms and the same applies if I hadn’t of had Beachbody.

Be Accountable:

I’m currently being accountable with a friend of mine. We both post our workouts online and tag each other in them. On days where we post late, we check in with each other and see how the other is getting on. It’s really helped keep me motivated not just whilst on holiday, but since we started on 1st September.

Do you exercise whilst you’re on holiday?

How do you keep motivated to workout whilst you’re away?

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2 thoughts on “Exercising On Holiday

  1. Well done for sticking to it.
    I think I have fairly active holidays with lots of walking anyway, but I do sometimes take my running kit with me, depending on where I am going (of course if there’s a parkrun!).

  2. Mix-Movie.com says:

    Training for something gruelling like a marathon can be quite isolating and often means spending more evenings down the gym that with your lover on the sofa, so something like this is a good excuse for a city break together while doing a bit of gentle exercise.

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