Top of the mornin’ to y’all!
Now that summer is here, I feel like traveling is just part of our regular life now. From trips up to Dallas to flights to the southeast to see my family, we are a family on the go these days.
Do I let traveling keep me from workin’ on my squish pack?
If anything, I see traveling as an enticing challenge and way to spice up my regular workout routine.
From new areas to jog/stoll/walk in to new fitness classes to try to new gyms to explore and new outdoor activities to dabble in, I love experimenting with new ways to stay fit while on the go.
Some days, it means I have to get a little, okay a lotta, creative in order to get some type of activity in. Case in point: last week, while traveling to Knoxville, I had planned on getting in some type of walk/jog/circuit at my parent’s house when I was scheduled to arrive in the afternoon. Alas, Texas weather prevailed, resulting in a nearly 2 hour delay in DFW and a subsequent 2 hours of sitting (with McNugget in my lap) on the tarmac. I used the delay to my advantage, though, and walked about 2 miles in my terminal. 2 miles may not sound like a lot, but it will get your heartrate up if you’re wearing a 15 pound baby on the front and 15 pound backpack on the back.
Whatever your travels entail, remember to make health a priority. You don’t NEED that grande Frappuccino before you go sit in a tiny seat for 3 hours as you fly to Florida. You don’t NEED that Cinnabon before you head out on your next road trip. Sugary carbs+sitting for hours=not the best life choice.
Yes, vacation is the time to relax and allow yourself to indulge a bit here and there, but that doesn't mean you need coconut gelato after every single meal every single day (yes, I've done that before). If that's how you really want to spend your vacation, I won't judge or stop you; just know you're going to be facing some possible guilt and, let's be real, some fluff when you return back home. Is it really worth it?
If you are interested in ways to stay healthy and happy as you travel this summer, check out my post from last summer with my tips and tools that allow me to stay on track and still enjoy myself away from home.
Alright friends, without further ago, here’s my weekly workouts!
Saturday: 70 minute Bootcamp class at Downtown Knoxville YMCA
To recollect everything we did would be nearly impossible seeing as it was a blur of burpees, push-ups, suicides, and bizarre moves that even I couldn’t think up on my own…it was glorious. The group dropped from 10 at the start of class to 3 at the end...of course I was one of the 3 you silly willy.
Stoller Walking: 3 miles
Sunday: Rockin’ and Rowin’ Circuit at Downtown Knoxville YMCA
Warm-Up: 3 minutes rowing
3 rounds- 10 deadlift (115), 5 pull-ups, 10 good mornings (45), 5 box jumps (or step-ups for low impact), 10 hand-release pushups, row 2 minutes
Stroller Walking: 4.4 miles
Monday: Rainy Day Living Room Upperbody Dumbbell Workout
5 Rounds of 10 using 10lb Dumbbells - manmakers, glute bridge skullcrushers, glute bridge chest fly, weighted sit-ups, weighted Russian twists, standing reverse fly, wide arm dumbbell fly, mac raises
Stroller Walking with CamCam: 2.2 miles
Tuesday: Group Fight (aka Body Combat) class at West Side YMCA
Stroller Walking: 4.7 miles
Wednesday: Jog+Travel Day
3.5 mile jog sans stroller
Weighted Airport Walking: 1.5 miles
Thursday: Cranky Baby Circuit
Stroller Jog 1.5 miles
3 Rounds of 12- Step-ups, benchpress (55), thrusters (25) (I would have done more but someone was NOT havin' it)
Stroller Jog 1.5 miles
Friday: Rainy Day Kettlebell Circuit (Click the title to see the video link from instagram)
3 Rounds- 50 overhead KB swings, 40 goblet squats, 30 sumodeadlift high pulls, 20 burpees
Post-rain Stroller Walking: 2.5 miles
Oh tay, y'all, that's all for this past week! Keep doin' what you're doin'. And feel free to reach out to me if you have questions, concerns, or comments about my workouts- postpartum, pregnant, cross fit, etc. I'm all ears! Leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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