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Staying active on the road

"How do you stay active when you travel?"


Great question!


I have to be very intentional since it's a mindset shift from what I usually do.

At home, I went to the gym (@activestrengthco) after I dropped off the kids. I had a schedule and I was intentional about that time. When we travel, I still set an alarm and honor my body with intentional cardio or strength training 4-5x/week. If I don't create time for it, the day railroads me and it's too easy to stay off track. Has anyone else been on this slippery slope?


Believe it or not, we had more room last year in the RV with plenty of storage. We hike quite a bit but I'll be honest, sometimes I crave weights!! This year I'm relying on body weight, bands, and a daily step goal of 10K.





Here's my quick band upper body workout: (the key is to squeeze on every rep)


Standing on the band: x10-15 reps

-curls

-front raise

-lateral raise each side

-chest flys (pull the band in front of you)

-lat pull down


Band around a pole: x10-15 reps

-face pulls

-tricep extensions

-chest press

-tricep kickbacks

-shoulder press


No bands? No problem!! Simply walking whether on level ground, in the sand, or on uneven terrain has powerful benefits to improving your health. Challenge yourself to 10k steps/day at least 5 days out of the week.


Bottom line- It's ok to guard your time when it comes to moving your body on a vacation. Your body will thank you in the long run.


On to the next adventure! 🇺🇸


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