Vacation Workout

Greetings from San Antonio! Just stopping in for a quick visit. Vacation is off to a great start. We went to Fredericksburg, Texas for a few days to visit my in-laws and every time I go there I am reminded at how much I love that town. It’s a small town yet there is a lot to do- adorable shops, museums, wineries, etc. Of course I didn’t take any pictures of the town but we mostly had fun family time. If you are ever in the San Antonio/Austin area you should definitely go!

Now that I am back at my parents house we are letting the kids lead the way and set the agenda. So far we have crossed off Sea World, the movies and lots of swimming off the list. I will have to say I might be most excited about all tge mexican food I will be eating. There are dozens of our favorite Mexican restaurants here so it’s time to get serious.

Of course with Mexican food, comes the need for exercise. For me, I like to exercise on vacation but I don’t like to spend a lot of time doing it. So it’s best to either incoporate it into your day- i.e. hiking, swimming, etc. or just keep it short and simple. 20-30 minutes for a sweat session is perfect for me on vacation. It’s doable, it doesn’t take away from all the fun things we have planned and you can find no-equipment workouts so that you can do it anywhere! Backyard, garage, inside the house, hotel room, wherever!

I love workouts like these that you can add to by warming up with a short run or whatever you like. Or if you feel like you want more, just do it twice! So that’s it, just wanted to share another workout to add to your Pinterest collection. I have a no-equipment workout board that I refer to all the time and I am always adding new ones.

Hope you are having a nice summer. If you want to see what we are up to on vacation make sure to follow me on instagram!


Question: Do you exercise on vacation? Do you go for the regular time or an abbreviated session?

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  1. i love the looks of this workout!
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  2. I LOVE San Antonio! And yes, it sure does have some amazing Mexican food! Great looking workout!
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Thanks Ashley. I love it too. I grew up here and didn’t love it as much until I left for college. :) I am so glad my parents have never wanted to move!

  3. Helen says:

    Looks like a great workout! The last time I went on vacation (for a month), I worked out most days of the week but it was really short. It was mainly just body weight exercises due to the no equipment. Some say to just relax and have fun on vacation but I feel that I should get some exercise in. =)
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Yeah, I am not crazy about making myself exercise on vacation….but I do like to eat….a lot. ;)

  4. Maria Tadic says:

    This does look like a great work out! And it’s nice to have these on vacation too. What’s a burpee though?! I feel like it’s some move I know, but just never knew it was called a burpee!
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Thanks Maria! I think some people call them squat thrusts…and they call them something else on the Insanity workouts…maybe in and outs? I don’t know, you can definitely google it and you’ll find a demo. Best exercise ever (but I kind of hate them too). ;)

  5. Impressive-I never work out on vacation! But I am totally on board with Tex Mex ;)
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Haha, well I do eat A LOT of mexican food while I am here. I definitely feel better about myself with some quick workouts. ;)

  6. Glad you are enjoying your vacation! Love the look of the workout too!
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Thanks Angela! It’s been great. I love being in my 30s and still being spoiled by my parents. :)

  7. Ashely Brown says:

    Its been great to read your post Melanie. Its great to hear that you are enjoying your workout activity.

  8. I agree – quick bodyweight workouts are generally how I roll on vacation.

  9. mimi says:

    Hi! workouts are still so important, even when you are a grandmother of 5 precious kiddos and another on the way, even more so I think!! My motto is short, hard and frequent. (minimum 30 min, hard and often, 4-5 times per wk) to maintain. It’s ok to miss some days on vacation but jump back on routine asap! ps Love to spoil my kids and grandkids:) xo Mimi

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