I must still be in vacation mode, because I can’t seem to get myself to go to sleep early enough for proper sleep–it didn’t help that I was listening to a song I really liked and hadn’t heard until yesterday. Rather than be even more exhausted today, I decided to give myself an extra half hour of sleep. Naturally, I was rushed this morning; I had originally planned on doing an intense cardio video that my brother made for me from all my favorites, but it is a little over an hour, and I really didn’t feel like running to class so I decided to switch that with the workout I planned for Thursday.
So after I had some puffed wheat with raisins, milk and coffee, I warmed up with five minutes of a core routine and performed a Deck of Cards Workout:
I only had one Joker in my deck and boy was I glad to see it after 3 high cards in a row with burpees popped up. It took me about 20 minutes to complete this no-equipment, small space workout. My heart rate got pretty high as I was trying to perform my reps as quick as possible. I also added 1 additional twist with the jump squats: on odd numbers I did jump squats, but on even I did jump lunges.
This workout is great for dorm and hotel rooms; now you have no excuse not to workout on vacation And if you don’t have cards, you can either do 14 of every exercise and then 13 and so on until the last round when you do 2 of each or the reverse (take your 30 second break at random).
After cooling down, I took a speedy shower and ate some overnight oats with my homemade peanut butter, a chopped Honeycrisp apple, and some walnuts. Then I rushed to class…guess the countdown is at 23 now?!
Do you workout on vacation? What is your standby?
I always try to workout on vacation and plan active vacations in the first place. Since, many hotels we have visited charge for their gym (or only 1 person in the room can use it), I usually find things that I can do in the room that are quick and intense–think Tabata, circuit training, my Bodyweight 1200 Workout, and this Deck of Cards Workout.
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