For many taking a vacation completely disrupts their routines. When planning your workouts around your vacation there are a couple of options. First you can cycle your workouts to lead up to and return from your vacation. This plan allows you to go on vacation and have an off week. Some enjoy just lounging on the beach or poolside, while others include active days touring and sightseeing without a focus on getting enough exercise.
The second option is to plan to workout on your vacation. Although it won’t be the same as your normal routine (may be shorter, different equipment, about exploring the area, etc. Try packing workout bands.) you are still focused on getting active during your vacation. Either way the focus shifts from your regular routine yet stays focused on you as a healthy person.
Good planning makes all the difference in staying committed to yourself and your goals while allowing flexibility and structure to your vacation plans. Good planning also allows you return to your regular routine quickly upon arriving back home. This is a big part of your vacation workout planning.
Many go on vacation and then take weeks to get back into their routine. This derailment is the larger problem, by the time they get back to regular workouts they’ve packed on pounds and lost strength/endurance, both pretty frustrating depleting motivation to get back on track at all.
When you plan for vacation within your workout routine, you can head out with no guilt and enjoy your time knowing you have a plan to return to your exercise practice when you get back. Here’s to happy planning and vacation relaxing.
Here’s a 20min hotel room workout for simple vacation workout planning! Enjoy.