How do I stay fit while on vacation without a gym?
I turn my parent’s basement into my own personal gym, clearly.
Normally, I would go for a long walk around our hilly neighborhood with my mom in the mornings, or go for a run, but since it’s sub zero outside right now… an indoor workout made more sense :)
I brought supplies home with me from North Carolina for situations just like this:
- Two jump ropes (one for my brother once he’s home — workouts are more fun with someone else!)
- A set of 5 lb. weights
- Stretchy resistance cord thingy (that’s the technical term) for arm workouts
I plan on using these to do a bunch of the moves on my strength & ab exercises page!
I also brought a bunch of workout DVD’s home with me — yoga, pilates, and boot camp related workouts.
Yesterday I did a P90X yoga DVD, and this morning I decided to hit up a little more P90X. I started with their “Plyometrics X” which is apparently the mother of all their intense workouts.
LOTS of jumping and super high intensity cardio!
My legs will feel this later.
After 30 sweaty minutes of plyometrics, I stopped the DVD and finished my workout with a 15 minute P90X “Ab Ripper X” DVD.
Followed by some stretching and cooling down.
What a great workout! It’s a good thing I worked up a serious appetite, too, because today is my office’s annual holiday lunch at an Italian restaurant near our office! Everyone was joking how convenient it was that I came back to work this week, the week of the holiday lunch, heh. But I figure it’s only fair, because I missed last year’s due to a final exam! ;)
Off to work I go — have a wonderful Tuesday, friends!
How do you stay fit on vacation without a gym?