Keeping fit while on holidays….

I AM SOOO EXCITED, I’M GOING ON HOLIDAY TOMORROW!!!! Cannot wait. I somehow have resisted the urge to pack early, and am doing it today, but I have started a couple of piles of stuff to take away on our beach holiday. Weeks of lazing, tanning and eating, so I have come up with a rough outline of what I’ll do while away to stay in shape. Having other guests that I haven’t seen in a while come to stay after we get back is extra incentive not to lose it all either.

 

I’ve been doing a 10K trainer app, which I’ve been enjoying. It’s meant to start for someone who does no running, but since I was already I am using it to increase my speed. I usually can jog, but it’s quite slow. I can go for a long time, so with this I’ve been actually running at a challenging pace. I started about a week and a half  ago (but didn’t do the rest days because I didn’t realise until all of a sudden it was up to week two after like 3 or 4 days), so I thought I’d get into the habit of going first thing when I wake up, easier to start a habit at home and continue while away, rather then trying to make myself start while away. Usually, previously the only thing I’d be considering before breakfast was whether it was ok to have a cocktail by the pool! I used to struggle with fasted cardio, but I think I’ve got used to it, and find my motivation to do it much higher if I go first thing, not negotiable. So, I thought I’d continue that, with the added bonus of doing it on the beach. Sand running is meant to burn 1.6 more kilojoules and use more muscles then traditional running on the road. Your legs work harder to keep balance on the sand, as it’s an uneven surface. It also is meant to strengthen foot arches and lower legs, and be less impact on your joints.

Swimming in the sea is also great for staying fit while away, burning through any extra kilojoules I consume. You also walk a lot more, and maybe some holiday dancing too. I’ve got a resistance band set I’ll take, and use my phone a lot. My beloved pocket yoga, as well as the nike app are great, and I’m going to aim to do either of those every second day.

 

I will be blogging less, but still aim to do it at least every few days. The whole point was to keep me accountable, and so while I’m away I’ll probably need to keep myself accountable even more so. Temptations everywhere, as well as the influence of others… I’ll need this to keep my willpower strong. Don’t want to fuck everything up in just a few weeks! Now, I’m going to pack… please keep checking in to read, I’ll need the support!

 

You Tube workout videos – Free exercise videos on the go!

As I think I mentioned I am going away on a beach-bum holiday soon, so for my convenience – and yours – I’m posting links to work out videos that are free. Saves me time searching for work outs while I’m away. I can even do some on the beach!

BODY ROCK

Fitness – Kiss My Tight Booty Workout

Hot Body Beach Workout Tutorial

 

INSANITY

08 – Max Interval Circuit

02 – Plyometric Cardio Circuit INSANITY

TURBO JAM

Cardio Party Mix 1

Cardio Party Mix 2

Cardio Party Mix 3

POP PILATES

POP Pilates: Intense Ab Workout! (Full 10 min)

POP Pilates: Saddlebag Shaver

 

 

 

Back and treats day.

Today I went for an hour and forty min walk along the beach. Nothing like a beach walk, best feeling ever!

After I hit the gym and did a back workout. I do want to post pics, but not yet!! I’m not ready but when I am look out! Hahaha.

I went home, watched “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” – such a guilty pleasure! I LOVE trashy tv, and this is only the tip of the iceberg!

For dinner, I was looking for something different to do with Chicken breasts, which are a staple in my household. I found a recipe on  bodybuilding.com for tangy thai chicken. I LOVE thai food, and if I can get the healthy versions of yummy thai flavours, that’s awesome, right? Wrong. Epic FAIL with capital letters! The balance of flavours was all wrong, I added a bit of brown sugar, which helped but still wasn’t the best. Even the man didn’t finish his dinner – and that’s saying something! It is good to experiment with different recipes, and weekends are when I have the time to do it. Weeknights I get home and want good, wholesome, healthy food that tastes great and isn’t too calorific! I have my go-to’s which I rotate. I’ll post some of those recipes, one’s I know are good!

Anyways, to the treats. I allowed for some treats today, but again didn’t want to blow out the calories. I tried a slim secrets cookies and cream bar. YUM! It was good. I recommend. I’ve tried the mint one and liked it, but this is a new flavour and it’s better. I also had ‘Cloud 9’ Frozen Yoghourt  – Vanilla Heaven flavour and heavenly it was. Raspberry coulis and choc fudge pieces. Small serve at 142 calories, don’t mind if I do. It’s got pro-biotics which is a bonus, but let’s be honest – I wasn’t in it for healthy bacteria! It’s so yummy. Tomorrow I’m going to bake, and post one of the recipes I use as a weeknight go-to. Simple, high protein, low fat and calorie, cheap and delish (unlike tonight!)