No matter where I am in the world, I make fitness a priority. I ask myself, how I can make working out fun, no matter the situation? And I don’t let excuses get in my way (most of the time).
There will always be excuses. I’m tired, I just dropped guests off and haven’t slept late in three weeks,
I went out last night, there isn’t anywhere to run at this dock, there isn’t a gym, I don’t have this, I don’t have that…Sound familiar?
I’ve said them all, but then I realized that I wasn’t reaching my goals because of my excuses.
Here is a challenge for you, instead of excuses, get prepared ahead of time and adapt to whatever situation you find yourself in.
If you’re at a dock (or are able to get out on deck), here is a fun full-body workout that will get your heart rate up and leave you feeling great all day.
For this workout you will need:
30 minute-jog (If possible):
I always wait until the sun is coming up if I’m running alone and check ahead with our agent or someone local about safe paths to take.
Try 3-5 minute intervals changing between jogging in place and jumping
Try 40 Lunges (while walking forward). Make sure you go as low as you can for the full effect. Keep your posture straight so you do not strain your back.
Try 10 in a row. If you haven’t done a Burpee, watch a Youtube video so you do it correctly.
It is very tough and a full body workout. You are going to feel sore if you do enough of these.
Start in a standing position
Fold forward and jump back into plank
Try a smoothie
Now, jump your feet forward
And jump into the air.
Angela Orecchio is a chief stew and certified health coach. This column was edited from her blog, Savvy Stewardess, The Smart Girl’s Guide to Yachting. Contact her through www.savvystewardess.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.