We have a sailboat in the San Juan Islands in Washington and when we are on it I like to keep up with my workout. The workout below is a simple workout that I can do on the sailboat, at the dock or on shore with minimal equipment. I keep a set of exercise bands on the boat and pull out two paper plates. Even if you are not boating, this makes a nice workout for travel!
My workout travel bag ready to be packed for a weeklong sailing trip.
I also take my TRX with me for an even more intense body sculpting session. At our sailing destination I look for a spot to anchor it, typically outside and enjoy and change of scenery for my workout. See my blog post here for a complete demonstrated TRX workout. And see this post for a workout with links to video demonstrations.
Maria’s Sailboat Travel Workout
Lunges with paper plates
Pushups with paper plates
Wall Sit with Overhead Reach
Hamstrings with paper plates
Low ab March
Reach Roll and Lift
One Leg Squat Touchdown
Side Plank or side plank leg lift
Band 3 way leg lift
Decreased body fat: 7.3%
Decreased weight: 29.8 pounds
Decreased inches: 17.75 inches
Strength increased! Pushups from 30 to 62!
Dropped three sizes from a size 14 to a size 8
When Joetta initially called me she told me it was time to conquer the weight and fitness issues she had battled for the last five years. Joetta held on to the weight she gained from her two pregnancies, citing her demanding job as being the biggest factor keeping her from being able to devote much time to herself.
How she did it: Joetta’s “no excuses” attitude helped her shed the pounds. With my program for weight loss, she learned all about healthy foods and healthy portions. She started eating smaller portions and more vegetables. She used an online food journal so I could help her improve nutrition habits. Lunches out with coworkers were a daily challenge which she has conquered. She has learned to “just say no” to the foods she really doesn’t want. She is more discriminating about what foods she chooses to spend her calories on and has learned that portion control is key.
Lacing up her running shoes also helped Joetta kick 30 pounds to the curb. She signed up for a half-marathon and began logging serious miles. She worked her way up steadily, and has since completed a half marathon and plans on doing more.
Joetta says that now she is more conscious of making time to take care of herself with healthy food and allotting time for exercise.
With her weight loss and fitness improvement she has lots more energy. Before working with me she says she was frequently too tired to exercise. Now she likes running several times a week and goes to spinning classes at the gym. She works out with me one or two days a week doing weight. She also enjoys exercising with the TRX suspension system that I have in my gym. She purchased one for home, I created a program for her and she enjoys doing a TRX workout at home.
One of her favorite pastimes now is shopping for new clothes and wears things she wouldn’t before. And she says she is looking forward to kicking husband’s butt skiing this winter.