Stay on Track on the Road - 25 Minute Bodyweight Circuit
Ever heard the line, "calories don't count on vacation"?
While I'm certainly all about enjoying life, especially during a special occasion (such as a fun trip), this mindset can quickly derail your fitness progress. Calories do unfortunately still count on vacation.
But it doesn't mean you have to skip the gelato, wine, and feta!
It just means eating a little bit more strategically and rephrasing this line to, "since calories still count on vacation, how do I want to allocate them today?"
I know, not as sexy and carefree, but small choices add up (for better or for worse). If you know you've got a big pasta dinner with tiramisu and wine coming up, opt for something a little lighter with lunch. Or skip the bread midday since you ate three croissants for breakfast.
(or is that just something I do on vacation?!)
The other major way to keep your progress on track is to squeeze in a workout. It doesn't have to be long or even in a gym, but moving your body will help you burn the extra calories, as well as keep your exercise habit going (something that can be hard to get back into after vacation).
If you've got some travel coming up, save this quick bodyweight circuit from Cycle 1 of my WRK app. It will only take 25 minutes start to finish, and there are short demo videos for each exercise. All you need is a little bit of space and a clock (or stop watch on your phone).
Having easy assess to workouts on the go was actually a big reason why I created the WRK app. My clients would go on vacation (as they should), or travel for work (as they must), and giving PDF workouts proved annoying for both parties. If you are also tired of paper workouts, scroll below for more info!
Alternate between the exercise #1 and #2, performing each for 30 seconds. Complete 2-4 rounds before starting.
Round 1 - Legs
Perform exercise #3 for 30 seconds, then switch to exercise #4 for 30 seconds. Rest for 15 seconds, then repeat for 2 more rounds.
Round 2 - Arms
Perform exercise #5 for 30 seconds, then switch to exercise #6 for 30 seconds. Rest for 15 seconds, then repeat for 2 more rounds.
Round 3 - Abs
Perform exercise #7 for 30 seconds, then switch to exercise #8 for 30 seconds. Rest for 15 seconds, then repeat for 2 more rounds.