4 tips for Working Out While Travelling

4Workout-Tips-While-TravelWorking out while travelling may seem like an annoying chore to some, or may simply be part of your every day routine. If you can’t bring your gym equipment with you while you travel, pack a gym outfit (which can be super comfortable to wear on an airplane!) and get going at your destination.

Here are some simple workout routines you can do without any weights, machines, or gadgets.

Jess-Nancy-runGo for a run

Explore the city! If you get lost easily, only make right hand turns, or vice versa. Bonus is if you find a local park and jump on a set of monkey bars. This will work on your core strength. If running isn’t your thing, find a set of stairs and do laps on them. Run up as fast as you can, then back down.

Chinups on a tree branch

This will make you feel like a kid again, and I’m all about feeling and acting young as often as possible. This is so fun, it won’t even feel like working out. Mind you, I can probably do 3 and I’m done for. But hey, I’m workin’ on it ;)

Pushups, situps, lunges, burpees and one-legged squats

I think they’re all pretty self-explanatory and they don’t require weights. These were all the workouts we did while I had a CrossFit membership, and boy did they kick my butt.

More into stretching and yoga?

Hang out with the lights dimmed in your hotel room, or find a quiet park, stretch and do a bit of yoga to ease and relax your mind.

Nancy-Jess-JumpMy friend Jessica and I have teamed up to have a giveaway for our readers. We have a $100 gift card from Soybu, which is a yoga and athletic wear company, and to go along with that a $25 iTunes gift card to put some new music on that iPod of yours, to help you get going!

Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ only.

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Questions for you:

Do you like to work out while you’re on vacation or travelling?

How do you stay fit on an everyday basis?

Do you listen to music while you workout?

When is the last time you did a workout, outside?

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Win some brownies!

Morning all!

What a great way to start the weekend — with a bit of chocolate no less. I have a very sweet giveaway for a few of you lucky readers today. I decided to share this one, even though it is for USA residents only. I know there are a ton of you out there who crave chocolate like myself. So let’s get started on how you can enter to win a lucky sampler from Gourmet Gift Baskets.

Gourmet Gift Baskets.com has a delicious selection of baked goods and they, as did I, thought it was a great idea to send my readers a package with each of the flavors in the Brownie Sampler. Mind you, you will not be receiving the Brownie Sampler from the website which contains two Brownies of each flavor. This is one Brownie of each flavor. So still a good contest, right? Here are all of the flavors you’ll be getting. One of each:

  • Belgian Chocolate Chunk
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Blonde
  • Butterscotch Blonde
  • Cheesecake
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fudge Walnut

Unfortunately, because Brownies are perishable goods, I can only have this contest open to anyone in the lower 48 states.

Alright folks! Enter away on the rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Erin Condren Design


Erin Condren

I’m an old school organizer and am constantly writing things down on sheets of paper, on my calendar or in a scrap book. I’m not one to use my cell phone or computer’s calendar. I’m not going to show you what my calendar looks like since it has personal info on it, but it is quite organized! Which is why I’m telling you about I site I found recently. As a Graphic Designer I can totally appreciate what everyone has done to make the website what it is today. I love everything about it.

What I personally love on the site is the personalized weekly planners you can buy. All sorts of designs, all kinds of variety.

The marketing department at Erin Condren graciously gave me a $25.00 gift card to use on their website for my readers! One lucky person will be able to win this gift card and either put it towards something big, or personalize their own notepads and still have a few dollars left over. I also like the iPad stickers. There’s a ton to choose from, so have fun with it!

Just use the rafflecopter form below to enter the contest. Good luck all! Wish I could enter ;)

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