In less than a month (!!!) we will be embarking on a two week trip to Italy. Our tour will take us all over the country to many places including Rome, Pisa, Amalfi, Tuscany and many more. We are both so excited.. We’ve been saving up for this trip for over 3 years, and it now it is finally time to enjoy it.
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Since May, I have been working with a nutrition coach to help get my macros in line, and find what works best for my personal goals. While I was never eating ‘bad’ foods, I was eating the wrong amounts of food, which led me to feel crappy, run down, and frustrated.
Over the past few months I’ve lost a total of 11 lbs, I’m less bloated, I’ve made significant strength gains, AND I’ve never felt better. I’ve worked REALLY hard to get to where I am, and while I’m excited to be taking this trip – I’m a little nervous too. I’ve never taken this much time off from the gym, and I’ve also never been to the land of carbs galore. I don’t want to lose all of the progress that I’ve made.
I know in reality I won’t lose all of my progress. Just like it didn’t take me 2 weeks to get to where I am, it isn’t going to take 2 weeks to ruin my progress. For this reason – I’m planning on enjoying every single part of the vacation, ESPECIALLY the food!! But I’m also a believer in balance.. so in order to stay (somewhat) on track, and burn off all that extra pasta, I’ve decided to workout 7 out of the 15 days that we will be on vacation.
Only problem with this is…none of the hotels we are staying at have gyms! Since I can’t lug my kettlebells, bars, and pull up rig with me over seas. (I might get some strange looks from airport security) I’ve decided that my Resistance Band Set will be taking the journey to Italy with us.
I bought this set off Amazon (here) last year, and it has been one of the best investments ever!It comes with 5 different levels of resistance bands, removable handles, an ankle strap and a door mount. You can do so many things with it!
Since I’ll be in vacation mode (I may be in vacation mode right now…) I know I won’t want to get creative and make up my own workouts. My FitFluential Ambassador friends were nice enough to share some of their resistance bands workouts with me so now I’m good to go!
Even if you aren’t venturing out on vacation.. these are great workouts to try in your gym, or at home. Resistance bands challenge your muscles in different ways that weights or bodyweight exercises do!
Buff with Bands – Fighting for Wellness
Bodyweight Strength Training – This Runner’s Recipes
Totally Body Barre Workout with Band– FitFluential
Beginner Resistance Band Workout – Run Pretty
Sculpt Sexy Shoulders Workout – The Live Fit Girls
The Go Anywhere Workout – The Fit Cookie
5 Lower Body Resistance Band Exercises via Slim Sanity
Have you ever trained with resistance bands? If so what is your favorite exercise to do with them?