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!

 

Pocket Yoga

So, as mentioned I have found my motivation and am back in the sing of things. I did a beach walk, back and bi’s and tried the pocket yoga app for the first time – I am in love! Soooooo good, has any one else used this? I highly recommend it. I did it in a hot room and didn’t turn on the fan or air con, told myself this way it’s kinda like a hot yoga. I wasn’t expecting that much from a yoga app, but man was I wrong. I know my aunty said it’s awesome, but she does a lot of yoga, while for me it’s been a while so I was worried that I won’t remember poses, or it’ll just say names, or be hard to follow, but it was simple to follow, and clear, and is great for beginners, as well as those who practise often. It gets my seal of approval for sure.

Love ❤

I did the Ocean setting, and did it for 30 mins (it’s been a while, like I said). I think next time I’ll do longer, and might try Mountain, desert sounds a little boring.

What are other good fitness apps you love? I haven’t been huge on this before, but now this app has made me open to it, and I’d love some recommendations, if you have them.