Getting in your exercise while on vacation can be a challenge. During my last strength training session before this trip, I was lamenting to my trainer that I was going to lose so much ground while on vacation. I already felt like my muscle tone was depleting because she was on vacation before that. I only had one training session before I was off on my own 2-week hiatus.
I can’t really run right now (my foot is still busted) and the area where we are staying in Maine isn’t conducive to biking, although we did bring our bikes and plan to do a bike trail or two on Mt. Desert Island while we’re here (cannot WAIT!) So getting my exercise in while I’m here isn’t an easy task.
My trainer started calculating and determined that I will have 10 days here in Maine so she challenged me to do a short workout routine every day for 10 days. She promised that if I do this routine every day, I should at least be able to maintain my strength until I get back and she can help me take my fitness to the next level.
She created this 10 in 10 vacation workout routine for me and instructed me to perform it twice in a row. Each exercise should take about a minute, so it’s 10 exercises in 10 minutes for 10 days. Except you really have to do them twice for a total of 20 minutes, but 20 in 10 wouldn’t sound as clever, would it? LOL!!
I’ve done this vacation workout routine both mornings I’ve been here, and I am telling you, this routine is not for the faint of heart! I woke up this morning and could barely turn over in bed, my abs and sides were so sore. In fact, I’m wondering if I need a rest day, but I really don’t want to lose my momentum so I’ll see how I feel after I have my morning coffee. Ha!
Feel free to take this vacation workout routine (click for printable copy) with you the next time you travel and see how you do. The idea is to keep moving and not rest between sets to keep your heart rate up.
10 in 10 Vacation Workout Routine
If you’re not sure what some of these are, a quick Google search should do it. You don’t need any weights or equipment to do this routine, although if you have weights and want to use them for the lunges and squats, that will increase the intensity of the workout. Also, don’t forget to stretch afterwards.
1.) 10 Burpees
2.) 10 Plié Squats
3.) 10 Jumping Jacks
4.) 10 Push-Ups
5.) 10 V-Ups
6.) 10 Rear Lunges (both legs count as 1 rep)
7.) 10 Side Planks with Reach Under (right side)
8.) 10 Forward Lunges
9.) 10 Narrow Push-Ups
10.) 10 Side Planks with Reach Under (left side)