No gym? No BodyPump? No weights? WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?!?!
That was my original mindset going into two weeks of vacation. “There’s no way I’m going to remain consistent with my workouts,” I thought. I’ve come to find, though, that all ya gotta do is get creative.
I started out using exercise videos from YouTube. This is an amazing way to get a good workout in when the gym isn’t an option. I was using Millionaire Hoy’s Sweat HIIT 45 videos. But, I got to day 4 and a little thing called a data limit got in the way. Turns out I used 70% of my family’s data plan for July. Oops. Moral of the story– only use YouTube workouts while connected to wifi!
I had also used YouTube to do some cxworx (I do have the resistance tube, after all), but data limits don’t like that. I had to come up with a way to get some good workouts with no videos. So, onto Pinterest I went! As always, Pinterest had a lot to offer. With some slight modifications, I formed several high intensity cardio workouts to keep me in shape without LVAC!
Here are some of the workouts I’ve done this week. They mix strength and cardio to get the heart rate up and shape muscles! Remember to ALWAYS go at your own pace and modify the workout wherever you need to! Make it work for your fitness level.
My resistance tube has allowed me to do some strength as well. It’s amazing how good of a muscle pump you can get with these tubes! Lots of the exercises are similar to the ones you do with weights, too.
As for running, I’ve been doing a teeny bit! While in Mingo, I haven’t run too much, as I’m not entirely sure of the safety of the area. But, I’m staying in Columbus for the weekend and I’ve gotten the chance to run a couple of times. I even ran last night less than an hour after eating Chinese takeout. This was NOT a good idea, don’t try it at home.
How about you?
- Ever done a YouTube workout? Favorite one?