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Monday, January 9, 2012

A fresh idea to keep fit while traveling!

I know that when I travel, especially if I am going to a friends house, or somewhere there isn't a gym with weights, I always miss my weights when I am away.  I still can run, obviously, ado the rest of my workout, but I really do miss the whole weight lifting portion of my workout.  And it's not like you can just slap a few kettle bells in your bag without paying through the nose and probably a long explanation to explain why you are flying with weights....which are two things, this kid is NOT interested in doing!

What Can I do?
Well, you all know that I am a hug fan of "prison" workouts, i.e. running, crunches, push-ups, and more of a workout that you can do anywhere at any time with a pair of running shoes and a little inspiration.  That being said, I do like to look pretty rock diesel with my arms, and weight bearing exercises  help (women especially) to bind calcium to bones and keep them strong, and help to prevent osteoporosis, so I do lift weights 5 days a week.  If I travel somewhere with a gym, even though I despise gyms, I will go and problem is solved.  But if I travel to someones home, I obviously do not have that luxury, but I have solved my problem: Aqua Bells water weights.  You deflate them to put them in your bag, they weigh barely anything (less than 26oz.) and then when you get to your destination, fill it up with water, and get your work out on (they weight up to 16lbs when filled)!!



I just got mine, and really couldn't be happier- they are super easy to fill, which was my worry, and it is a different feel than my normal weights, but I am loving them, and I can't wait until my next trip!

Yours in Good Health
B

3 Comments:

At January 10, 2012 at 8:48 PM , Anonymous Mary R. said...

Wow! You strength train 5 days a week? Amazing! Thanks for the info about the Aqua Bells. I had no idea.

Mary R.

 
At January 16, 2012 at 2:33 AM , Blogger Dann white said...

Wow! good to read it.
Cleanwell

 
At January 25, 2012 at 4:51 AM , Blogger Nurse Bridgid said...

Mary: not crazy weight lifting, but yup low weight toning 5 days a week after my runs!! :)

 

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