Don’t let your fitness game drop off just because you’re away from the gym.
Planning to sneak in a beach vacation for your kids this summer? Yes, for your kids, because with all of the packing prep and taking care of everyone else, traveling with your family is far from a vacation for you!
Don’t let your fitness game drop off just because you’re away from the gym. You can still get it in on vacation without compromising time away from your family. Here’s how to sneak in some exercise on your summer “vacation:”
Walk to meals
Instead of driving a few blocks and having to deal with finding a parking spot, why not walk together? Throw your youngest in a stroller and get outside and enjoy the beach air!
Take the stairs
How many times are you up and down the elevator to go grab a diaper, a toy or whatever your child has left in the room and is currently demanding?Instead of always taking the elevator, why not take the stairs? Extra points for carrying one of your kids with you or taking two steps at a time!
Involve your family
Take a long beach walk together and look for seashells (see who can find the most!) or throw one of your kids on your back and hold a squat until a wave comes crashing in. Your kids are having fun and you’re sneaking in a quad workout.
Go for a run before your family wakes up
Sneaking in exercise does not have to mean missing out on time with your family. Set an alarm and get in a run before the rest of your family wakes up. You’ll be energized to enjoy the day with your family and you won’t miss out on any fun!
Push a jogging stroller on the beach
When it’s nap time, put your baby in the jogging stroller and walk along the beach until they fall asleep. Now you have a sleeping baby and just got a killer calf workout!
Make it a game
Scope out a beach trashcan that’s not close to your blanket and run there and back every time you have trash to throw away (my daughter loved this one).
Walk home from dinner with your toddler on your back
You’re already headed home so you’ll be less concerned with whether or not there’s sweat dripping down your back (I do not recommend carrying a child to dinner). Just scoop up one of your kids and carry them back to the hotel. Your child will be happy to be carried and you’ll be getting a killer leg workout.
Enjoy your “vacation.”