To me, the best kind of mornings start with a workout followed by a shower, coffee and breakfast. Although hubby and I are always active walking and biking on vacations, this kind of activity is far different than our usual CrossFit style workouts. So, when we go away for longer than a few days, I like to squeeze in a few actual workouts.. plus, working out on vacation usually offers a much better view than my basement or the gym.
I’ve found that pre-planning some workouts makes a huge difference in whether or not I actually do them on vacation. My mind is also on vacation and the last thing I want to do when I wake up early is try and think of some exercises to do. Being prepared is a game changer.. you can just wake up, throw on sneakers and start sweating.
Here are three workouts I plan to do during our upcoming Nantucket trip. They all require zero equipment and I’ll likely start and end each with running or biking.
This one’s a leg burner! Complete four rounds of this 4 exercise/10 rep rotation.
EMOM = every minute on the minute
Complete 5 push ups, 10 sits ups and 15 air squats EMOM for 20 minutes (or 20 rounds). Sometimes, the simplest workouts are the worst!
Spend 30 seconds working on the first exercise (burpees) followed by 30 seconds of rest. After your rest period, immediate start another 30 seconds on the second exercise (right-sided cossack squat to oblique crunch) followed by 30 seconds of rest. And so on until you complete all 5 movements. Complete a total of 6 rounds through.
Now, get out and enjoy your vacation! And don’t feel the slightest bit guilty when you eat a plate of fried seafood or ice cream.. you earned it!