And we are off and running…
So, this weekend I went on a mini-vacation to a friend’s wedding. As I packed, I made sure to pack my workout clothes and running shoes. I just knew that I would hit the ground “running” or even head to the local YMCA. The weather decided not to cooperate and the cute, historic downtown shops called my name.
Has this happened to you? Great intentions, but time runs out? I have put together a couple of great exercises to take on the road. You can do these in your hotel room, the living room of your condo or even outdoors. These will see you through your trip until you come back to your weekly routine.
1. Pushups–I know, it is the dreaded word. However, these are a great way to tone up the chest, shoulders and arms. And guess what? There are several ways to do these. You can do them on your toes, or you can come to your knees. Both will give great results. Try two sets of 10 each.
2. Lunges–Yes, this is probably the best exercise you can do for impressive results. Stand with both feet together. Start with your right leg and step out front, keeping your knee at a 90 degree angle. Make sure that you step long enough for your knees not to hang over your toes. Bring your foot back to original position. Move to your left leg. This is 1 rep. Repeat 10 on each side. This will target your quads and glutes!
3. Abs- Let’s target that core! One of my favorite ab exercises is the Plank. This is best done by locking in your core and holding for at least 30 seconds. Again, you can come to your knees for this, if being on your toes is too intense. No need for 100 crunches; get up on those toes and hover!
There you go–Just a few exercises to get you through your weekend and the yummy Wedding Cake too!