Planning Your Exercise While On Vacation

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Good morning!!

I had a decent sleep last night, although I am still on Toronto time and waking up very early! It actually works to my advantage because it gives me time to blog in the AM before I start my day.

Eric is snoozing away as I type this. It is still dark outside– apparently the sun doesn’t rise here until 8:45am– yuck!

Staying Healthy while on Vacation

My sister and I leave for the gym around 9am. I am excited and my body is craving endorphins! It is funny how you become physically and physiologically addicted to the feeling that exercise gives you.

I am planning on running today to try and keep my mileage at a somewhat respectable amount by the end of this week. I have been planning out my workouts a bit.

I find planning workouts in advance can really help with your overall picture of what you want to achieve out of your week, especially if you are on vacation!

This is what I chicken scratched on a piece of paper regarding workouts this week:

  • Mon. Dec 22: Gym- running either on running track or treadmill (4-5 miles), stretching, 15 mins. Yoga/Pilates (in the evening from Youtube)
  • Tues. Dec. 23: Body Pump (weight) class with my sis, maybe light cardio before or after class
  • Wed. Dec. 24: Gym- running (4 miles)
  • Christmas Day: OFF or 30 mins. Pilates workout videos online
  • Boxing Day: Running– (4 miles)
  • Sat. Dec. 27: OFF or Running– speed work (3 miles)
  • Sun. Dec. 28: Running– long run- (6-7 miles)

Anticipated running mileage goal: 20 miles

So as you can see, it can take some thought and planning when it comes down to fitting out exercise during the holidays. A few of these workouts will require an early morning rise to fit everthing in. But that is ok. It is all about prioritizing!

I really hope that I am able to stick with this!

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So what is in the suitcase of a chronic over-packer, you ask?

Well, I actually don’t think I did too poorly this time in terms of over-packing!

Here are most of the clothes that I brought:

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Not shown above: Gym clothes, shoes, underware, etc!

A Bebe frilly off the sholder shirt and a Guess white polkadot shirt

1) 'Going out' tops...aka bar clothes. Shown here: A Bebe frilly off the sholder shirt and a Guess white polkadot shirt

Shown here a beige tee from Zara and a maroon tee from RW&co

2) T-shirts: Shown here a beige tee from Zara and a maroon tee from RW&co

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3/4 length sleeve tees: 2 fun polkadot shirts from Old Navy

 

A black and beige from Smart Set (great for layering over a dress or tee)

4) Button up cardigans: A black and beige from Smart Set (great for layering over a dress or tee)5) Suit Jacket from RW&Co (Great for dressing up jeans!)

 

(l to r) Wilfred long sleeved empire black dress, Wet Seal 3/ length sleeved runic dress, Miss Sixty floral empire

6) Dresses (Dinner out and for Christmas Eve dinner with family) Shown here: (l to r) Wilfred long sleeved empire black dress, Wet Seal 3/ length sleeved runic dress, Miss Sixty floral empire

Black BCBG dress (I wore on my honeymoon!)

7) For a really formal occasion (not sure if I will even use this or not) Shown: Black BCBG dress (I wore on my honeymoon!)

 

Lucky Brand Jeans, Gap Curvy Bootcut jeans, and RW&co grey slacks

8) Pants: Lucky Brand Jeans, Gap Curvy Bootcut jeans, and RW&co grey slacks

9) Lululemon jackets (to/from gym, with jeans or lulu pants)

9) Lululemon jackets (to/from gym, with jeans or lulu pants)

So there you have (most of) it!
When I pack I try to pack lots of neutrals so everything goes together and I can mix and match.
Do you have certain items that you always pack? What are they?
Stay tuned later for some beauty product reviews, my workout & eats of the day, and Christmas pictures!
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1 Danielle December 22, 2008

That looks like a great workout plan! You’re so right… staying active while vacationing is a challenge but it makes it a ton easier when you set out with an idea of when, where, and what you’re doing to hold yourself accountable. Best of luck :)

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2 Jenny December 22, 2008

I think writing down what my workout plans are for the weeks is the ONLY way to get it organized in my head. Getting anything down on paper makes it soooo much easier. Your plan looks great, and definitely do-able :)

I am SUCH an overpacker…you never know what you’re going to need right? I think tennis shoes are always in my bag for sure!

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3 VeggieGirl December 22, 2008

Fabulous workout plan!!

Oh goodness, I ALWAYS overpack – I’m with Jenny (above)!!

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4 AGS December 22, 2008

I always pack *just barely enough*. . . but no matter how little I’m packing, my running sneakers go with me *everywhere*! Hope you stick to that great plan you devised. ;)

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