Mixing Things Up While On Vacation (7/13-7/19)

Even though I was on a little vacation this past week, I still wanted to get in a good week of workouts.  It was fun to just mix things up and do a variety of things using what I had available!!!

Sunday 7/13 - 44 cat-cow with a crunch.

down
down
up and crunch
up and crunch

Not sure why I don’t do this move more often – it was nice especially after spending a chunk of the day cleaning the venue!!!

Monday 7/14 - 44 Jumping Jacks with tucks.  

This was a great way to get my heart rate way up!!!  And, since I had to get a lot done before leaving for my trip, I only did my lifting workout – Chalean Extreme Push Circuit 2.

Tuesday 7/15 - 44 incline sit-ups and 44 incline crunches.  The fitness center at the hotel had one of my favorite pieces of equipment from years ago so I made good use of it!!!

all the way down (shoulders off bench)
all the way down (shoulders off bench)
all the way up - touch feet
all the way up – touch feet

Personally, I think the full sit-ups are easier than the crunches!!

hold with upper body off bench
hold with upper body off bench
up just to the point that you can feel your abs contracting
up just to the point that you can still feel your abs contracting

Stacy and I did a nice 7 mile run – LOTS of hills!!!  I also did a bunch of push-ups on the incline bench and a long squat series with 2, 30 pound dumbbells.  

Wednesday 7/16 - 44 hill repeats.  During our run Tuesday, we had to run up this killer hill to get to a gorgeous park.  I decided that it would make a great 44 to run up and down it!!

hard to see how steep it really was
hard to see how steep it really was
near the top
near the top

Umm…this was a tough workout!!!  (Stacy decided to do her own indoor workout inside of running up and down the hill.)

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 Not super fast but that’s because there was no possible way to get up that hill fast!!!  Even on the downhill part, my heart rate never fully recovered! Not sure I would repeat this exact workout!!!

Thursday 7/17 - 44 decline plank with alternate shoulder taps (right-left = 1 rep).

ready - feet on bench
ready – feet on bench
tap right
tap right
tap left
tap left

So, you can tell that I’m sweaty and we are in our hotel room – I actually did this after our run!!

We just did an easy run – both of us were sore from our previous workouts!!!  3 miles up the hill from yesterday and around a gorgeous park followed by 3 miles of walking — it was great to just walk for a change!!!

Friday 7/18 - 44 alternating hamstring curls.

c url left
c url left
curl right
curl right

I did these Friday night  but Chris took the pictures for me this morning – I figure it still counts as keeping up with my daily moves even if I don’t get it done until 10:00 pm!!!!

Saturday 7/19 - 44 back extensions with ball pass.

I think this only weighs about a pound
I think this only weighs about a pound
up with arms in front
up with arms in front
bring arms behind and hand ball off to other hand
bring arms behind and hand ball off to other hand

I only did 44 total but I did reverse the direction of the ball pass so that I did 22 each way.  I know my low back is an area I don’t work often enough!!

And, I did my favorite lifting program – Chalean Extreme Push Circuit 3.

Overall it was a decent week of working out – a little lighter than normal in some ways but fun to do some different things!!!

Happy Saturday!!

Kim

59 thoughts on “Mixing Things Up While On Vacation (7/13-7/19)”

  1. I am a huge creature of habit, so when I do go on vacation, while I am “scared” I won’t get my typical work out, I am also excited because I know I will have to mix things up, and my body won’t be used to it!
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  3. 1. Just a guess, and yow know I think this way: Is that a Longhorns shirt you have on in the first pictures? And it looks like German national team shorts, but I won’t assume.

    2. I wonder if any hotel gyms still have rowing machines. Remember those?

    3. Among the sentence I’m not likely to ever utter: Stacy and I did a nice 7 mile run – LOTS of hills!!!

    Not because I don’t run with a Stacy … well, I don’t. But, nice and hills? Marie and I hate hills. We just do.
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    1. Good guess, Eli!! Yes – Longhorn shirt in the first pictures. The shorts are also Longhorns!!!
      I used to love rowing machines. This hotel didn’t have any sadly!!!
      Stacy was cussing the hills, too!! I actually run hills every time I run outside (see why I love my treadmill?!) so I’m pretty used to them but the ones last week were pretty steep!!!
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  4. I am a huge fan of changing things up – I tend to get bored otherwise. Running outside trumps running indoors on a treadmill everytime for me, but running up and down a hill – GAH – Kim you are a beast! :)
    Glad you were able to squeeze in your 44’s even though you were on vacay – you are such an inspiring beast! I say that in the most respectable and admiring way :)

    1. HaHa, Shashi – you are sweet!!! You know I love my treadmill but I enjoy getting outside and pushing myself occasionally!
      Thankfully Stacy likes to workout every morning, too so I didn’t have to get up super early to get it done before she was ready for the day.
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    1. Dana, I agree about having to really use your abs on tat machine. I thought that I wasn’t still sore until this morning when I was doing push-ups and felt my abs screaming!!!
      The trip was super fun!
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    1. Kristina, the repeats were tough while it was going on but a huge sense of accomplishment when I finished them all (and there were numerous times when I thought about quitting before 44)!!!
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    1. Thanks, Mindy!! Part of why I love taking trips with my sis-in-law is the fact that she wants to workout in the mornings, too. So much fun for me to have someone to workout with for a few days!!
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  5. Glad you got to relax a little and enjoy a vacation! I love working out while on vacay. Especially running and taking in the sights of a new place!

    Have a beautiful week!

  6. So I look at all of this and I simply cannot imagine the strength and stamina it takes to do not one but ANY OF THESE exercises!! I mean, you are just a warrior ninja mama…with superhuman strength! ON VACATION!!!
    And did you really take a close look at your guns? Those shots of you doing the push up thingies- OHMYGOSH look at that definition in your arms and shoulders!!

    You really know how to relax on a vaca, don’t ya? ;)
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    1. HaHa, Chris – you are very kind. My sister-in-law said those pictures made my arms look pretty good, too – rare to see that on my arms:)
      Trust me, from about 9:30 each morning on it was all relaxation – pool for close to 5 hours each day, drinks, happy hour – a whole lot of nothing!!!
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    1. HaHa, Abby – the hill repeats were fun (after they were done!!). The race is in a couple weeks but not sure if I can get away – that has turned into a packed week at our venue – working on all the logistics of being gone!!!
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  7. GOOD FOR YOU!
    A lot of people use vacation as a go pass to forget working out and being conscientious of what they eat. I’m guilty of that. And a lot of people work out just to “look good” on vacation that they feel they can do whatever they want.
    Yes vacations should be about relaxation and indulgences but you can be healthy too. I always lose weight when I go camping and that is because we are always moving/hiking.
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