Tweeter button
Facebook button

Workout On Vacation?

Follow Me on PinterestPin It

So, its vacation time and my family has several small vacations, instead of 1 big vacation.  You know that means,  I dump the tap and track, eat pretty much what I want and don’t exercise until I get back . . . right?  Not a chance, I’ve worked too hard to fall back into the same eating habits that kept me sick, overweight, feeling guilty and out of shape.

But its suppose to be a vacation.  You’re supposed to be resting.  There is something I realized over my transformation the last 4 years, your body nor your health goes on vacation.  If it takes two to three workouts to make up for a cheat meal, then the way I figured it, that would mean about 10 workouts to get back on track after the vacation is over for most people.  If you’re trying to lose weight or if you’re like me and wanting to maintain all the hard work you have put in to get in shape, then its not hard to workout, even on vacation.  I coached football for 17 years and I know a little about momentum.  If I take a vacation from my workouts/nutrition its going to be harder to restart and continue my momentum than it would be to workout while on vacation.

When I go on vacation or I’m just “out of town”, I check out the hotel I’ll be staying to see what kind of workout facilities they have.  Every hotel I’ve been in has pictures of their gyms on-line.  Some have elaborate workout facilities with free weights, benches, treadmills, ellipticals, etc.  Others however, like the one I recently stayed in, only have treadmills and stationary bikes.  If you plan ahead that’s no problem, I carried my laptop (or portable DVD player) and did a nice Insanity workout right beside a broken treadmill.  

Here are some other things I do as I plan ahead for my next trip.  Just like I planned out what I was going to pack in my suitcase, I planned out what I needed to keep my workouts going and my nutrition on track.  I brought along a small suitcase that was filled with the following:

1.) Multi Vitamins

2.) Whey Protein

3.) Shakeology

4.) Magic Bullet Mixer

5.) DVD case with all of my P90X, P90X+, 1 on 1’s, Insanity, Asylum, Body Beast and Focus: T25 workouts.

6.) Shopping list of foods that I would buy at a local grocery store when I reached my destination.

Sometimes when I arrived at the condo/hotel, I realized the gym is inadequate for my workout program, usually it’s because it looked bigger in the picture then it does in person or it might be full.  However, the hotel or condo living room should have a T.V., DVD player (my laptop or portable DVD) and plenty of room when I move some furniture around.  Poof! instant gym.  On shorter trips I might not have weights or bands, if that happens I would use workouts that don’t require any equipment.  Thats why having multiple workouts comes in handy.  When I’m at home it gives me variety but when I travel it allowed me to pick the workouts that best fits my situation.

The second thing you have to do is decide when you’re going to get your workout in.  Since our days are usually filled with swimming, travel and sightseeing, I decide if it’s best to workout in the morning or night, most of the time it’s better for me to get my workout in early just like at home, but on occasion night time workouts might be better.  It’s your choice.

Was it hard to workout on vacation? Yes

Was I tired before the workouts? Yes

Did I do the best I could and get the best workout possible? Yes

Did I feel guilty for not working out? No

Did I wonder how much weight I had gained over the last 5 days? No

Did I think about how hard it was going to be to get restarted when I got back? No

Looking back at it now, I feel better on vacation then I have on any previous trips when I used to skip my workouts and eat junk the whole time.  Why was that?  I truly believe it was because I continued to eat the proper nutrition (even when eating out) and maintained a high level of exercise that gave my body much needed energy.  On previous trips I would eat fatty, high calorie foods and a dessert at every restaurant I walked in.  The result, I felt tired, guilty and put on unwanted pounds that I would unsuccessfully try to work off later.

So, if you’re going on vacation or just travel because of your job, remember you can make all of the excuses not to workout or eat right when you’re away, but the one’s who are the most successful at the job, marriage, fitness or their walk with Christ are the one’s who don’t make excuses.  If you’re the type to make excuses, click here and check out this video of Cammie Lusk. 

When your next vacation or work travel comes up, plan ahead, make good food choices and I promise you’ll feel better and look better when you return.

_______________________________________________________________

 

 

Make Me Your FREE Coach. Just click the logo.

 

 

*Note – If you have a “dud” coach and would like to change coaches, the process to do so is very simple. Simply email coachrelations@teambeachbody.com and tell them that you would like “Coach Todd Greene (Coach ID #99963) at greenet@click1.net ” as your coach. Please CC me as well so I can ensure to follow-up.

 

KEEP DOING YOUR BEST AND INSPIRING OTHERS TO DO THE SAME!!

 

And 2 favors that I ask:
1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my articles and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them. Click the share links below them and share them on FB, twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow TeamInternallyFit!
2) Also, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, www.teaminternallyfit.com, (If you buy from the plain Beachbody site I get no credit). It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it! 

 

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE YOUR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS AT THE BOTTOM.

 

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: