Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Working out when on Vacation.

How are you all? Hope you are all doing well. I have been gone for two weeks now, I was in India on a break, spending time with friends and family is always so much fun. Every time I go to India my workout and eating habits go back a step but this time I was determined not to let that happen. So from the time we planned our trip I was busy planning my workouts for the trip. When I’m on my own most of the things are in my control but when I go on a vacation I usually have very little control, especially when I go back home I have so many people to meet..so much to do
My plan was to workout at least 4 days a week without joining the gym so it had to be exercise that could be done at home or outside. I had planned to go jogging every morning and then do some home workouts.
Everything started as planned for the first 2-3 days I did go out jogging with my sister but my days would end very late at night by around 2:00 – 3.00 am so waking up at 6.00 was difficult and then as if on cue the monsoons set in...with the rains pouring it was not possible for me to go out jogging but I did not want to give up, all I had to do was improvise my plan. I had to add cardio to my home workouts

My 45 minutes home workout
Interval 1 (repeat interval twice)
Squats – 10 * 3
Lunges – 10*2*3
Jumping jacks – 1 minute

Interval 2 (repeat interval twice)
Sumo Squats – 10* 3
Courtesy Lunge – 10*2*3
Burpee – 10*3

Interval 3 (repeat interval twice)
Single leg squats – 10*2*3
Goddess – 40 * 3
Jumping Lunges – 10 *2*3

Interval 4 (repeat interval twice)
Plank – 1 minute * 3
Pushups – 10* 3
Plank – push up position – 10*3
Mountain climbers – 1 minute

Interval 5 (repeat interval twice)
Donkey kick – 10* 3
Fire hydrant – 10* 3
Hip raise – 10* 3
Side plank – 30 sec *3

Every interval had 1 minute of cardio, sometimes I did change the exercises a bit but I mostly tried to stick to similar intervals and repetitions. My sister joined me for my workouts so that made it more fun.
Even though this workout was less then my usual workout it helped me maintain my weight (that’s all I was hoping for)

On vacation always remember:
1. It is always possible to squeeze in 1 hour for exercise (could be some weird time of the day but you can still do it)
2. Improvizing your workout plan is important because not everything can always be controlled by you.
3. I prefer to focus on maintaining my weight rather than losing weight during my break.

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  2. Hi Tanvee! I'm glad you had a great time in India. Do you have any photos you can share of that? I'd love to see a few. :D

    :-) Marion

    1. Hi Marion, How are you? I'm putting together all the snaps will share them soon :)

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  4. I love your improvised workout plan! I had to improvise a lot as well and wasn't nearly as disciplined as I hoped I would be. However, overall it went well. Such a shame we couldn't meet up in London -- hopefully during my next visit! :)
    Well done for keeping up with your fitness while on vacation!

    1. Hey...I saw your London snaps and I was feeling so bad..I wanted to be in one of those snaps with you ;) we will surely meet the next time you are here :)