Whilst everyone has been suffering from freezing temperatures and snow flakes, I’ve been away on holiday.
The majority of the time a holiday is used as an excuse to go wild and throw away good habits. The restaurant dining, lazing about, lounging, fast food meals, late night snacks, excessive alcohol consumption and messed up sleeping patterns can sometimes leave you feeling more tired than before you left for your holiday.
But not me, I decided to take my healthy lifestyle with me.
To some extent I’ve still managed to “eat clean and train dirty” as Get Bodied By J would say. I say to some extent because if I told you I didn’t have the occasional cocktail I would be lying lol.
I wasn’t away for long so I could have waited and continued when I got back. Not working out for 5 days probably would not have made much of a difference but every little helps. The little I done would help to balance any excess fat I would gain whilst out there and would also help me from getting physically stale. I mean theres nothing worse than returning home after a holiday and feeling like your starting from scratch.
I didnt have access to a gym so body weight training was my best friend. As most of you would have realised by now, I literally workout anywhere! My fitness has no boundaries…from public transport, to beaches, you name it… I’ll do it.
Whilst in Portugal my routine consisted of runs across the beach and circuit training wherever I found space. Obviously a couple of people stopped and looked at me weird in the process of my circuits on the beach but that’s nothing I’m not used to. I also practiced a couple yoga moves with my friend.
I done the 300 circuit I got from my Spartanfam trainer Chaka Bars.
The circuit consists of:
-30 tricep dips
-15 chin ups & 15 pull ups
-30 sit ups
-30 Russian twist sit ups
-30 wide pulls with feet on the floor
-30 push ups
-30 box jumps
I won’t lie…when I got to 30 burpees I was so tired I didn’t know what to do with myself.
If you don’t know what some of these exercises are YouTube is your friend. (I will start uploading videos very soon I promise)
Im glad I took this frame of mind with me on holiday though. I exercised, ate smart and still managed to enjoy my holiday.
So people, when your away, find ways to stay as active as you can and eat as clean as you can to avoid unnecessary weight gain and to make the transition back to real life a little easier.