Post by Kimberly
As you know, this week we are in beautiful Aruba….
Eating a lot of this….
Mocha Chocolate Cake
and enjoying a lot of this….
Loving the beach reads
Late Night Hold 'Em
So, in order to avoid the inevitable feeling of carrying an inner tube around one’s wait by week’s end, it’s necessary to get in at least a few workouts on vacation. Luckily, our second home in Aruba, has a great fitness center that is just the right size to get a good, quick workout in prior to hitting the sand…
Playa Linda's Fitness Center
Although no one is actually expecting to lose weight while vacationing in paradise, staying healthy and starting our day with a good workout is important (even if just to minimize the bloating from a meal of red meat and fried plantains). My workouts were quick, easy and straight to the point.
I opted for a good strength workout on Day 1 that looked like this:
Workout: I completed each exercise with 15 reps and 3 sets each:
- Bicep Curls
- Shoulder Press
- Tricep Kickbacks
- Tricep Dips
- Abs (completed a total of 150 with a combo of different moves)
I felt strong and definitely broke a sweat on this one. On Day 2, I felt the need to really get a sweat going and completed 30 mins on the elliptical followed by pushups, squats, bicep curls, and shoulder pulls. Besides being a vacation workout, these past two days were a introduction back into healthy living after a 2 month hiatus from exercise while studying for the bar, so my quads are definitely feeling it tonight! I look forward to getting back to some free weights tomorrow and hopefully keep getting to the gym for the rest of the week!
Even if the workouts are only twenty minutes or so, it always helps to deflate the belly a bit and start the day off on the right foot. Plus, getting the workout out of the way first thing in the morning, means more time to lounge, read, sun bathe and enjoy happy hour to the fullest!
What are your vacation go to workouts? Or do you prefer to totally check out and enjoy a week of exercise free living?