Fitness Blogging on Vacation

This is where I'm staying! It really is this gorgeous ...

I’m sitting here at the table in the picture to the right, the Pacific just a few hundred meters from my balcony.  Quietly lapping waves, a pool steps to the right, my son and husband happily ensconced for a few hours of quiet time.  It’s raining gently, the wifi is working, and I get to write a post!  Yay!

I blog for ActivewearUSA.com, FitStudio.com and FeelGooder.com.  I was prioritizing their posts because, well, they pay me … (actually FeelGooder is a labor of love; they just have such a great site.)  I wrote a whole bunch of stuff before I left, then was thinking that I could write on the plane to Costa Rica (no such luck, I was traveling with my distracting son).

So here I am and I missed a day on my blog due to spotty wifi and I’m annoyed!  I’ve got so much to tell you!  Burning calories while playing at the beach; fun exercises in the pool that really work your legs and arms; being adventurous on vacation (horseback riding to waterfalls?! ~ for a city girl this is big!); being adventurous in the grocery store.  Luckily I know some Spanish, but that doesn’t mean I know what to do with a mango once I actually get my hands on one.

A Question for Bloggers

When you’re on vacation, do you blog?  Or do you write entirely ahead of time so you can just kick back and enjoy life?  What about all the social media promoting of your posts?  Do you use TweetLater and schedule stuff out in advance or do you hop on for a few minutes every day to check in and see how the world is doing?  Or do you just say “to heck with it” and not post at all while you’re away, a friendly good-bye for now post to your readers that you’ll be back soon?

A Tip for Readers

I’d like to share one thing with everyone: vacations are so easy to work in fitness.  That’s not even the right term really, it’s just fun!  I’ve been dancing on the balcony with my husband, hiking up and down some serious hills to get to the beach, playing in the surf with my son, had an extended volleyball match in the pool with my husband.  It’s all been a blast and we’re cooking at home in our villa so I can control what I’m eating.

What do you do for fitness when you’re on vacation?  How do you control what you’re eating or do you just relax and let it go?

Cheers!

Lisa

About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.

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