Friday, July 27, 2012

Fitness While I'm Away From Home {Fitness Friday 7.27.12}

Wow it has been a crazy week.  It has gone by so fast, even having to sit in airports most of Thursday.  Only good thing about sitting in the Atlanta airport yesterday with NO FREE WI-FI is that I finally got me an Atlanta Starbucks mug.  I collect the mugs and love finding new ones! 

Since my trip was unexpected I’m missing a 5K on Saturday, but seeing my family is more important!  I have been doing great on my workouts and have a great schedule set.  I have only missed working out one day (other then my normal rest day on Sunday) in the last two weeks, and the day I missed I felt guilty for pressing my snooze button! 

This has been my workout schedule for the past two weeks:
Monday—Spin & Strong Bodies
Tuesday—Run 2 miles
Thursday—Run 2 miles
Friday—Spin & Strong Bodies
Saturday—Run 3 miles!!!

I have always struggled working out when traveling, but I have a solid plan in place for this trip.  I plan to run on the treadmill or outside at least 4 times a week. I'm kind of spoiled to have a great running partner, so I'm not sure if I will get out and run on my own, so at least there is a treadmill where I'm staying.  I'm spoiled because I have always had a running buddy, so I'm not a huge fan of running by myself.  I don’t really like listening to music when I run, which would probably help me enjoy running by myself.  Having a running buddy helps me stay motivated and it pushes me to run further then I would by myself.  Do you run? If so do you like running with someone or alone?

I also want to keep up my strength training so I decided to bring my strength bands.  I will do strength workouts 3 times a week.  Have you ever used strength bands?  Do you have a  good website with workouts for bands? 

The third thing I will be doing to keep my fitness level close to what it has been the past two months is the following routine 2-3 times.  I will do this 3-4 times a week (opposite days of strength training).  

30 Jumping Jacks
20 Jump Squats
10 Burpees

30 Bicycle Crunches
20 Push Ups
10 Burpees

30 Mountain Climbers
20 Step Ups (10 per leg)
10 Tricep Push Ups

30 Reverse Lunges (15 per leg)
20 Superman Planks (knee to Elbow)
10 Decline Push Ups

By the end of doing this through 1 time I will have a good sweat started, then I get to go through it 1 or 2 more times! 

What have you been doing for your fitness the past couple weeks?  What is your biggest fitness challenge? 

I'm linked up with Fitness, Health, and Happiness

Til' next time,


  1. Great plan for travel fitness. I have a tough time in the heat keeping up with workouts since it is tough with a 2 yo.

  2. good morning!
    I just found your blog from takeheart. and i like several things...1. that you have tropical traditions coconut oil on your page! HA! its my 2nd fav...( only b/c of price and convenience, i like trader joes better)
    2. i liked that you are basically asking for accountability from your friends and supporters by putting your workout schedule on your blog.

    working out and getting fit, or fitter is hard,. if it wasnt...we would all be perfectly shaped. lol.

    i do free online coaching. seriously...,free.
    and my hubby has a fitness blog.
    his blog is

    and you can find me on facebook as brooke fischer, or as

    i would love to help hold you accountable.

    have a great day!

  3. OH! and here are a few things i do when i travel....
    i bring a packet of tuna ( no water) ....and get a mayo packet from the airport somewhere.....and just eat the tuna from the pouch and add the mayo.
    i also do mostly gluten i bring a baggies of GF oats, cinnamon, some nuts, and then get a packet of honey, and a cup of hot water from someplace that serves hot tea....then i have my healthy yummy low sugar oatmeal..and i add a banana ( which i also bring with me)

    miso soup packets from trader joes are also super handy and yummy and easy to travel with.

  4. I didn't get to comment on this last week, but just wanted to say I'm at my parents for the week (no gym access) and look forward to using the strength workout you shared! :)


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