Swim Laps Around Your Fitness Goalsby Katein Blog, Fit Tips, Travel Fitness0 commentstags: fitness, health, swimming, travel fitness guide
One of the best vacation workouts – Swimming I’d like to start this post by making a confession…..I’m really bad at swimming. So bad in fact that the doggy paddle is my prized stroke. Kyle likes to watch me swim with amused facial expressions as he was the swimming captain of his high school swim team, and is a great swimmer. I can only imagine how silly I look while swimming especially to someone who can swim laps with expert technique. My new go to cardio routine. To my dismay swimming has become a staple form of cardio while in Thailand for a few reasons: it’s easy on the joints, a great way to burn calories, an activity that Kyle and I can do together, 90 degree weather and 90 something percent humidity don’t make for an enjoyable running experience, and lastly it’s a challenge. I mean, who doesn’t like to tackle something they are terrible at and at the very least become mediocre at it? Ok, I’m going for better than mediocre; I’d like to be able to complete Kyle’s pool exercises with grace and speed. Yesterday Kyle put me through a pool workout he deemed to […]
Chiang Mai Day 14by Katein Blog, Recipes, Travel Fitness1 commentstags: fitness, health, recipes, travel fitness guide
We’re back at it in the land of Smiles Hello again from Chiang Mai, Thailand! In case you were wondering I did skip from Days 5-6 to Day 14. No worries, I really can count; I’ve just been busy working, eating, working, eating, exercising, etc….you get the point. Not too much to write home about. Recently though, I’ve really been missing the little comforts of home, what I consider to be normal foods and cooking. For example, I miss my yoga mat like a child misses their blanket. The hands down, biggest packing mistake I made was not bringing my yoga mat. Therefore, for anyone who uses a yoga mat on a regular basis, listen to my words and BRING YOUR YOGA MAT! The extra clothes aren’t worth it. I am lucky though. As far as “normal” foods go, there are a number of very tasty restaurants that serve American food…think the equivalent of how Thai food is interpreted in America. Even so, I miss cooking. Before we left I usually cooked breakfast, dinner and made fresh juice at some point during the day. All of this eating out makes me want a home cooked meal. I took a look […]
Full Body Workout Cardby Katein Blog, Fit Tips, Travel Fitness0 commentstags: fitness, travel fitness guide, workout card
The Anywhere Full Body Workout I love this workout for so many reasons! You can do this workout anywhere you have a door and open space. It’s fast. But don’t be fooled….it’s not easy! By incorporating lunges and squats with upper body exercises you are making your workout more efficient. So, without further adieu, dive in and get your sweat on! This card is a great reference if you’re already familiar with the exercises. If not check out Pop A Bead for a full explanation of each exercise. [wysija_form id=”1″] Share this info!Follow Us!
Halloween Special!by Katein Blog0 commentstags: Resistance Bands, sale
Receive 50% Off for Instagram Love Hello Instagramers! In the spirt of Halloween, and trying to keep our figures after consuming copious amounts of candy I would like to offer my Instagram fans 50% off fitGevity’s premium resistance band set until October 31st. This set comes with 2 – 41″ loop resistance bands: purple – 10-35 pounds of resistance, orange – 30-50 pounds of resistance; 2 handles attached with carabineer clips; 1 anywhere anchor; 1 door anchor; 1 extra carabineer clip; 1 bag. Take advantage of this limited time offer! To receive your fitGevity Premium Resistance Band Set: 1) visit our Amazon listing 2) click add to cart 3) enter the code INSTAG50 at checkout. It’s that easy. Have a happy and safe Halloween! Kate [wysija_form id=”1″] Share this info!Follow Us!
Don’t Send Your Fitness Goals Back Into Last Monthby Katein Blog, Travel Fitness1 commentstags: Chiang Mai, fitness, health, Thailand, travel fitness guide
Establishing a Workout Routine While on Vacation Traveling can wreck havoc on your already established workout routine, and if you’re not careful can set your fitness goals back into last month. Putting your workout routine on hiatus while traveling is easy to do and quite understandable. Here’s why: You’re no loner in your element; get up at 5:00 am, hit the gym, get to work by 8:00 am, etc, ceases to exist for the duration of your trip. Whether you are traveling for fun, work or school you probably have fun (or not so fun if it’s a boring conference) events and meals planned at random times throughout the day. Cooking is out; you are reliant on others for your food. It’s easy to tell yourself, “It’s ok, I’ll get back on track when I’m home in X days”. Plan Ahead For the reasons listed above it’s that much more important to figure out your temporary fitness routine before or when you arrive at your destination. Before you arrive at your hotel or friend’s house you can start planning what to expect during your stay. Here are a few questions to consider before you arrive: What will my general […]
Chiang Mai Days 5-6by Katein Blog, Travel Fitness1 commentstags: Chiang Mai, Thailand, travel fitness guide
Chiang Mai After Dark So far we are having an amazing time experiencing the culture and exploring Chiang Mai. We met up with Kyle’s business partner and wife, whom we’ll be traveling with for the duration of the trip and live in the same apartment building. They arrived about a month ago, so they’ve done all the dirty work and have scoped out where to go. Chiang Mai is beautiful and provides many experiences to be had during the day, but turns into a whole other world at night. I’ve begun to realize that as the sun sets the city gets even livelier. Chiang Mai also seems to be a carefree kind of place. The streets are packed with motorcycles, cars, taxis, and tuk-tuk drivers. Traffic isn’t the best yet everyone seems to be calm; motorcyclists hang out on their bikes drinking cans of pop and taxis hang out in the middle of the road coaxing tourists to take a ride versus walking. On the side of the road there are street food vendors as far as the eye can see, people jaywalking and patios packed. It’s chaos but in the best way possible. While walking the streets at night […]
Chiang Mai – Days 3-4by Katein Blog, Travel Fitness0 commentstags: fitness, health, travel fitness guide
Are we there yet? We are finally here, in Chiang Mai, at our final destination for the next few months. From the minute we stepped off the plane at the Chiang Mai Airport I knew I would like Chiang Mai better than Bangkok. Don’t get me wrong, Bangkok was lively, fun and full of culture, but it wasn’t exactly my style. For a longer term stay Chiang Mai is the way to go; it’s laid back, green, the food is absolutely amazing, and the locals are inviting. There’s an abundance of little coffee shops, restaurants and bars to choose from. So many in fact that it’s probably impossible to get to all of them once before leaving. One can fine hidden gems on every street, and I’ve tasted the best food I’ve ever had in the past few days since arriving in Chiang Mai. I can’t do Chiang Mai justice with the written word other than to say – come experience everything for yourself! My fears… As stated in a previous post, my largest nutritional fears include staying hydrated and finding foods that are healthy and not loaded with sodium or an exorbitant amount of calories. The water situation is getting better. Now […]