Hello, readers, happy Wednesday! I have been back from some epic vacationing for about a week now and finally found time to blog again. It’s been a while since I did a workout post, and I thought recording a week when I was doing some traveling might be helpful for anyone who is trying to figure out how to fit in workouts during summer trips. I was fortunate to have two of these days right near a beach, and one night in a hotel that had a gym, but the other days I was making due in small spaces with no equipment. After the beach days, this schedule doesn’t look very different from my normal weeks of exercise (I love the flexibility of the YouTube workouts whether I’m away from home or not), but these can definitely work for travel as well!
Saturday: 1 mile run (on the beach!); 30 day ab challenge; 50 full squats, 50 burpees, 50 air squats; light yoga on the beach
Sunday: 2 mile treadmill run; 40 push-ups/80 tricep dips (alternating 20 and 40); 30 day ab challenge; 3 sun salutations
Thursday: 1 mile run; 30 day ab challenge; PurelyTwins Upper Body Workout; Tone It Up Yoga
A note about that pic of me in a two-piece: This is the first time ever in my life that I have worn a bikini. This is not because I am thinner than I have ever been (on the contrary), but rather because I am more accepting of my body than I ever have been. It was incredibly liberating and emotional for me to walk around on a beach like this. After about 18 years of struggling with body hate, feeling good in a bathing suit felt like a really big fucking deal.
I think there are a lot of reasons that I have reached this point. Part of it is that I’m just too tired to exert the energy it takes to be so preoccupied with not having a “perfect” body. It’s exhausting. Part of it is that I feel really strong—-becoming a Sculpt teacher this year was really helpful for me feeling confident about not what my body looks like, but what it can do. Part of it is probably due to Lena Dunham (seriously. I know her feminist politics aren’t perfect, but her body confidence is super powerful to me). And part of it is absolutely due to the inspiration I get from Lacy Davis. Lacy has an incredible ability to motivate others through her amazing relationship to food and health. I talk about her a lot, but I do it because this grrrl has changed my life for the better. Thank you, Lacy! (And if you are struggling with body image, I cannot recommend her blog enough, and I would also highly recommend thinking about getting health coaching from her.)
What workouts do you like to do while traveling? What workouts, in general, have you been enjoying lately?