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9 Days in Hawaii and 5 Incredible Workouts

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Aloha!!! I just came back from a fabulous vacation on the North Shore of Oahu. Concerned that I would be missing too many workouts, I threw my resistance bands and jump rope in my suitcase. I'm not an "outdoor girl" but with the amazing views from our backyard and the occasional humpback whale breaching in the distance I found myself enjoying exercise al fresco.

View from back yard:

As well as learning to enjoy an outdoor workout I discovered that you don't have to use a machine or run miles and miles to get a great cardio workout. I was jumping rope and doing all sorts of different exercises because I didn't have access to a gym. I was breathing heavy and sweating up a storm!! I really enjoyed the variety and I think my body benefited from the break in routine an the introduction of new exercises. The following is an example of the types of workouts I was doing:

I'm back home now and I'll be heading to the gym tomorrow. I'll also be starting a new 12 week workout program I found on Bodybuilding.com by Kris Gethin. Kris's daily trainer is a 5 to 6 day workout split that includes 40 minutes of cardio 5 days a week. Cardio is split up, 20 minutes before and after the workout. I'm looking forward to the change but a little apprehensive because I'm not sure how the program is going to work with my schedule. I'll just have to do my best and see what happens.

Mahalo for reading my blog and have a great week!!

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    Hey! Congrats on the awesome vacation. Jealous Kristin here:) Thanks for sharing the new program. I think I may need to try it out for awhile (modifying a little, since it has been awhile). I like the split in cardio. 2/20 min session works better with my brain than 40 straight!
    1803 days ago
    I have a similar workout pinned on my pinterest board. Am starting to think about my Hawaii vacation scheduled for next year. Can't wait, but I think I will be too busy hiking the Pali lookout, Diamond Head, Punchbowl, Waimea Falls, swimming and snorkeling to do any additional workout. When I was a kid I lived on Ohau for 5 years. Oh, and there is always running on the beach,lol!! I do really love working out outdoors. Glad you were able to get away!
    1835 days ago
    Aloha! I need more workouts like this for when I travel!
    1857 days ago
    Woo hoo and way to go on the workouts!! I gained 3 pounds I n our 12 day vacation and was happy it wasn't more!!

    1858 days ago
  • _JODI404
    Nice!!! Hawaii looks like paradise!! It surely would be hard to leave.

    emoticon on the circuit training that you did while on vacation! That is really awesome!!

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1858 days ago
  • MAJONES1225
    Wow, I think it is great that you did your workout on vacation. When I took my first trip to Disney. I did well over 18,000 steps a day. That was my workout. emoticon emoticon
    1859 days ago
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