How ya doin?
In case you missed it, I've spent the last week on the spectacularly beautiful beaches on South Carolina with my people.
When I go on vacation, it's time to relax.
When I go on vacation when an infant, it's time to try to relax.
Let's be real. Traveling with kids of any age can be stressful. They're off their normal routines and adjusting to different time zones, being constantly stimulated by new sights, sounds, smells, and tastes (someone discovered sand this week...). Like all of us, they hit they're breaking points that often occur on family vacations in the forms of tantrums, meltdowns, nap strikes, and the like.
So, with all of that said, maintaining some form and fashion of physical activity while on vacation with a kiddo is paramount for my sanity. An extra glass of wine each night helps, too.
All of my workouts this week were done outside a gym, using just my body weight, two dumbbells, and the beachside environment I'd been enjoying.
You'll notice a lot more jogging in my workouts this week. To your surprise, I actually enjoy jogging, especially when it's cooler outside. However, I haven't been able to jog since the 7th month of my pregnancy, which was around January. Then, after having McNugget, I CERTAINLY wasn't able to jog due to, well, incontinence issues. However, the combination of the stunning scenery, ocean breeze, and lower temperatures persuaded me to give jogging a try once again.
And you know what?
No problems whatsoever.
Which reminds me of such a crucial lesson when it comes to our health journeys...we're all going to encounter setbacks- injuries, illnesses, childbirth, traveling, busy schedules. Yet we shouldn't let those paralyze our health goals. I haven't been able to jog for roughly 7 months, so I've adapted and found different ways to work on my cardiovascular endurance. Zumba and kickboxing classes are two activities I've been able to maintain in my third trimester and postpartum. In addition, I've been able to incorporate more step-ups, SMALL squat jumps, mountain climbers, and jumpless burpees into my circuits in the gym and at home.
Don't let little hiccups in life hinder you from being the healthiest, happiest versions of yourself.
Make health, specifically movement, a priority daily.
Speaking of which, here's how I kept movin' and groovin' this #mombod while on vacation this week. And, as always, if you have ANY questions, comments, or curiosities, leave me a comment or shoot me an email at email@example.com . I LOVE hearing from y'all, and know I'm always here to support y'all in your health journeys.
Saturday: Beach Jog+Walk
Jogging- 3 miles
Walking- 3.5 miles
Sunday: Full body Circuit
5 man-makers, 10 push-ups, 15 air squats, 20 second plank hold
Beach Walking- 5.5 miles
Monday: Rainy Day Upperbody and Core Workout
3 Rounds, 15 of each on both sides (I used 2 10 pound weights since that's all I had)
Dumbbell row with oblique twist, step-ups, wood chops, standing skull crushers, bicep curls, push press, reverse crunches
Beach Walking- 3.8 miles
Tuesday: Beach Jog+Walk
Jogging- 5 miles
Walking- 2 miles
Wednesday: Beach Jog+Walk
Jogging- 5 miles
Walking- 1.8 miles
Thursday: Beach Jog+Walk
Jogging- 5 miles
Walking- 1.6 miles
Friday: Pre-flight beach walk+10 hours of Travel Day
Have a FABULOUS rest of your weekend! I'll catch y'all next week!
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
Come on, let's live a little!