Keeping Your Fitness Routine While You’re Abroad

3I spent most of my summer in Florida with my vegan mother, and it did wonders for my health. I would get up early every morning to run on the boardwalk, have nutritious meals throughout the day and go to bed early. Then I went on holiday with my boyfriend, and it all went downhill. Granted we did have an active vacation, spending a lot of it going on long walks and a couple of extraneous hikes. However, once I tried to go back to my usual fitness routine I found myself slacking and putting it off until every day became a cheat day. Now I have to start all over again, and just thinking about it makes me want to crawl back in bed.

To help me avoid this problem in the future, I recruited the help of my dear friend Chelsey. Chelsey is currently in the process of attaining her diploma in Nutritional Consulting and runs a Health & Fitness blog.

What makes routines so important?

Routines, especially healthy and active lifestyle routines, are the basis of your ultimate success no matter which part of your life. Many of us take weeks to get back into it after a trip and end up losing a lot of what we’ve accomplished before going away.

What do you suggest for someone who’s always on the road?

As a traveler you have limited time, energy, and equipment, thus making your fitness routine much less of a priority. That’s why I designed a fitness plan to address all of those issues. It can be done in 20 minutes or less, with no need of runners or weights; as these exercises use your own body weight to strengthen your muscles.

What can we expect from this plan?

The goal of this plan is to keep your fitness routine while traveling so you can get right back to it when you’re back. While you’ll most likely be spending a lot of time burning calories by simply walking around town all day, this plan is not intended for weight loss. The plan ultimately aims towards keeping your routine and maintaining muscle mass. However, doing it every morning will raise your metabolic rate and burn extra calories throughout the day.

20-Minute Full Body Workout

30 Jumping Jacks
15 Sets of High Knees
20 Sets of Mountain Climbers
 Jumping Jacks
Jumping Jacks
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High Knees
Mountain Climbers
Mountain Climbers
30 Second Break
30 Jumping Jacks
15 Sets of High Knees
20 Sets of Mountain Climbers
30 Second Break
1-Minute Wall Sit
1-Minute Plank
30 Squats
30 Lunges Each Side
Wall Sit
Wall Sit
Plank
Plank
Squats
Squats
Lunges
Lunges
30 Second Break
30 Sit Ups
30 Push Ups
10 Jump Burpees
60 Jumping Jacks
Sit Ups
Sit Ups
Push Up
Push Up
Jump Burpees
Jump Burpees
 Jumping Jacks
Jumping Jacks
5-Minute Stretches

Fin!

You did it! You should now be ready to enjoy your holidays with the reassurance that your travels will not get in the way of your progress!

Download a PDF copy here for your phone or tablet!

*Disclaimer: Not all the pictures are exact to the exercises as I am recovering from foot surgery.


MBFP-ChelseyChelsey currently studies Nutritional Consulting and is a plant-based Nutritionista/Foodie. She runs a health/fitness blog in hopes to inspire anyone who is interested in their health by learning about nutrition and exercise in order to reach their health and fat loss goals the easiest and most affordable way possible. By understanding how food and exercise really works, she can work together with you to get you loving your body again! Check out MyBestFitPlan

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