Do you work out when on vacation ?

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  • spzjlb
    spzjlb Posts: 599 Member
    edited February 2018
    I never miss a workout when I travel, whether for work or on vacation. Keeps me in a good mind frame and gives me leeway with my calories, because I drink more on holiday. This is life - if I stopped eating mindfully and exercising on vacation, then how am I going to maintain a lower weight forever? Besides, fitness is important to me.
  • rainbow198
    rainbow198 Posts: 2,245 Member
    edited February 2018
    Yes I do. Fitness is a way of life for me and I enjoy it.

    I pack my workout shoes and clothes, wake up and put in work. If the hotel gym is too crowded I'll use a Youtube workout or do bodyweight work in my room.

    I also try to be as active as I can on vacation. Walking to destinations if possible. Taking the stairs. Do physical things like hiking and sightseeing on foot etc. It really does add up.
  • MichelleWithMoxie
    MichelleWithMoxie Posts: 1,819 Member
    Yes. I always do. I just got home from a 5 day cruise and ran for an hour each morning. It’s just a nonnegotiable part of my day.
  • WifiresGettingFit
    WifiresGettingFit Posts: 1,769 Member
    I like keeping a routine so I typically will still try to get at least 30 active minutes a day and will try to stay at maintenance. Our vacations usually involve a lot of walking and other activities so it doesn't take much if any effort to meet my goals but if it doesn't happen, I don't worry about it. The main focus is spending time with family and enjoying the time.
  • dsboohead
    dsboohead Posts: 1,900 Member
    Love going on cruises because the gyms are fabulous. Looking forward to looking out over the passing ocean waters while working out.
    Cruising vacations are the best if your looking for a good work out!!
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 22,220 Member
    edited February 2018
    Do you work out when on vacation?

    Absolutely. That's what vacations are for.

    However, not gym workouts ... just a whole lot of cycling and hiking, with a bit of kayaking and swimming and whatever else! :)
  • passenger79
    passenger79 Posts: 257 Member
    If I'm doing a city break I get in alot of steps everyday walking around and if on beach holiday both steps and swimming everyday so I don't do any purposeful exercise .
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,731 Member
    RunRun72 wrote: »
    I'll be going on vacation on Thursday until Sunday. I will have a gym at the hotel but my spouse is SUPER lazy. I've been doing light exercise while watching TV for 2 hours daily. ( one hour morning and one hour in the evening ). Would you exercise during those 4 days or not ?
    Obviously , I wouldn't be counting calories as in my opinion , it would be a waste to stress on calories when there will be all the glorious food !

    i eat everything i fancy and drink as much as i like on holiday... i also walk a lot more than usual which generally balances it out! i never work out though.
  • KANGOOJUMPS
    KANGOOJUMPS Posts: 6,477 Member
    yep, 7 days a week no matter what for me.
  • h1udd
    h1udd Posts: 625 Member
    Definitely... if there is a gym I’ll make use of that, might change my routine and try out a few different lifts, if there is pool it’s swimming time, if there is a beach it’s an early morning run

    A workout sets up my day, otherwise I feel lethargic and slow
  • gymprincess1234
    gymprincess1234 Posts: 493 Member
    No, cause I burn a lot of calories walking
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,859 Member
    Yes - because I enjoy it primarily.
    Tends not to be my usual workouts though, partly because there are equipment differences and partly because there's different opportunities to do something unusual. Long walks on the beach or hiring a mountain bike and exploring...

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  • Meelisv
    Meelisv Posts: 235 Member
    I don't usually do any workout specifically.
    Also, if a vacation is a week or so and within Europe, then I travel with a carry-on bag only, hence no room for gym clothes. I do however like an active vacation. That means I don't spend my time at the beach, but I walk a lot, and if there are mountains nearby, I like to go hiking in the mountains. Sometimes, if location and weather are suitable I also rent a bicycle.

    In any case, I usually average around 30 KM per day walking when on vacation and weather is decent.
    That said, I also eat a lot more on a vacation than at home, it is a vacation after all :smile: 3000 calorie days can be normal for me when on vacation.
  • ruqayyahsmum
    ruqayyahsmum Posts: 1,501 Member
    My ex was super lazy on holidays, slept till the afternoon
    I would go swim, walk or jog round the area, explore any local hiking spots for a few hours while I waited for him to get his *kitten* in gear
  • LivingtheLeanDream
    LivingtheLeanDream Posts: 13,345 Member
    I don't do any intentional on vacation, it is a holiday after all :smile: but I do a lot of walking so that's makes up for it.
  • Rosemary7391
    Rosemary7391 Posts: 232 Member
    I ran when I was away with my parents. It helped balance things out, since mom especially was worn out after ~7k steps, whereas I still had energy to spare after that and my run. If I was going with one of my friends, maybe not - depends on the activity. We often do some pretty decent hikes which is plenty!
  • lois1231
    lois1231 Posts: 327 Member
    On vacation, we walk so much, I usually end up losing weight while still treating myself to some goodies.
  • justkeeprunning91
    justkeeprunning91 Posts: 96 Member
    I usually won't go to a gym and "work out" per as on vacation, but we hike or walk a lot on vacation, depending on where we are. We went to Moab and got so much exercise hiking, and it was breathtaking. I also like to do longer races in other cities, so we'll do vacations around half marathons. I love Disney races and in November I did the wine and dine 10k and half marathon there. It worked out perfectly because o could eat whatever I wanted at the food and wine festival, but still got around 50,000 steps a day.
  • BruinsGal_91
    BruinsGal_91 Posts: 1,400 Member
    My vacations are usually hiking holidays, so I'm walking 8-15 miles every day. @justkeeprunning91 - I was in Moab last year. You're right, it's breathtaking.

    Sometimes though, we'll have a holiday that's supposed to have less hiking and be more relaxing, but we still end up walking miles along the beach or exploring a city. And the hotel will have a gym and pool which I will make full use of.

    I'm going to Martha's Vineyard for my wedding anniversary this year. Relaxing and romantic? Nope, I'm running a half marathon.