By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to the airport for a week for sun (hopefully!) and relaxation (cross your fingers!). While I’m off having fun, I want you to practice your planks; add some movement to them and see whether or not your feel your core tomorrow!
I threw together the following video in response to a series of plank progression videos by my friends Kymberly and Alexandra over at Fun and Fit. Lots of variety to keep you busy while I’m on holidays!
I’ll certainly be joining you; I make a habit of squeezing in a bit of daily exercise even when vacationing. In fact, one of the criteria I use when choosing a hotel is the presence of an exercise room. Most hotels post pictures of their fitness facilities online, so it’s easy to know in advance what type of equipment I’ll have to work with.
Also required is a heated swimming pool (just in case it rains), an in-room kitchenette (I like to keep lots of healthy snacks on hand) and a hot breakfast buffet (one fewer meal to eat out per day, and my boys always make sure we get our money’s worth!).
I try not to stress too much about food, but make sure to pack some dried fruit and nuts, as well as a protein bar or too; emergency snacks to ward off starvation and the subsequent poor food choices that follow!
I’ve got my workout clothes (I pack 1 tank and 1 pair of shorts and wash them in the sink as needed),
my book and my knitting (don’t hate on the color; my daughter’s desperate for bright socks!); I’m ready and raring to go!
Have a great spring break! I’ll be checking in periodically throughout the week and will most likely post ‘on the fly’.
What are your absolute requirements in a vacation residence?
Anything you can’t live with out on holiday?