Your Abs are not on Vacation

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My friends call me crazy, but I can’t neglect my fitness and diet while on vacation. Dropping both of those for a week would have a huge impact on my progress, and I must stay focused on my long term goals. Lucky for me, our hotel has a gym. Not so lucky for me, they also serve breakfast. I have to be careful to not over indulge so I can enjoy treats on our beach adventures.

Vacations have a funny way of making you want to eat enough food for a family of 5. While I’m at the beach, I can’t help but want to grab a snack every few minutes. To make sure I stick to my diet, I packed several healthy options so when I feel the need to snack, I won’t ruin my diet.

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Don’t worry; even when a gym isn’t available, you can still squeeze a workout in. No, I don’t recommend bringing weights on your trip – that would be a little extreme. Besides, you have a hard enough time getting your husband to hold your purse while you shop; do you think he’s going to tote around weights for you? Running is usually an option when the weather permits, but if you are anything like my trainer, you’re not a big fan of cardio. Before heading off to your next vacation, develop a bodyweight exercise that can be done from your hotel room. Take time to get your body familiar with the new workouts before you leave for your trip. There are a ton of ab workouts that require no weight, and if you’re anything like me, you love a good ab workout.

To make sure you maximize your time on vacation, plan to wake up 30 minutes earlier than the rest of your friends/family. That way, you don’t take time away from the other people you are on vacation with. Instead of coming back from vacation dreading stepping on a scale, continuing your routine while on vacation will ensure that your progress stays on track and you’re closer to the beach bod you’ve been working so hard to obtain.

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Meet My Personal Trainer

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After beginning my healthy transformation last October, I’ve had numerous people reach out to me for more information, people wanting to know my “secret”. Well, here’s the secret: there’s not one! It’s a combination of hard work, dedication, diet, exercise, and an amazing personal trainer.

The personal trainer ties everything together. My personal trainer helped me create a diet plan and exercise routine specific to my body and personal goals. Then, she made me stick to them! Accountability – that’s the big factor for me. I have wanted to give up almost every week, but she hasn’t allowed me to do that. She pushes me to stick to it and reminds me of my results. Sometimes, it’s hard to see them yourself, but when someone points them out, you start to take notice.

I’ve never met a personal trainer who wasn’t passionate about what they’re doing. It’s the love for fitness and helping others that show through the results of their clients. You’re not the only one excited about your progress; they’re right there with you, encouraging you to keep moving forward.

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Lucky for me, my personal trainer happens to be my best friend. She knows my weaknesses and what to say to keep me reaching for new goals. She applies this same encouragement to her other clients. It’s always great to see the passion she exemplifies with her other clients, and she pushes them just as hard as she pushes me.

When we were growing up, I never pictured her being a personal trainer. Since then, she has has devoted countless hours to fitness, both her’s and others’, that I couldn’t see her doing anything else. She has not only transformed her body, but all of her clients are seeing similar results. I know I wouldn’t have been successful on this journey without her help, and I am so glad to have such a great role model to look up to. Did I mention she’s a figure pro? Yeah, she’s pretty awesome.

As I mentioned in previous blogs, I do a strictly online training with her, and we communicate via email and phone calls. I check-in each week. I send her photos, my weight, and updates on my workouts. I never have to use a gym because she has built special home workout plans for me, focusing around the use of dumbbells, kettle bells, and a newly added exercise ball to take place of a bench. She has designed a nutrition plan specific to me and is very helpful with suggesting foods.

Now, it’s your turn! Stop putting off your physical health and start to do something about it. Those fast food trips aren’t going to go away just by running twice a week. If you’re ready to get serious, I highly recommend seeking a personal trainer to hold you accountable, teach you target areas, and get you in the best physical shape possible. These results don’t happen over night, so don’t put it off any longer.

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You can email her at bodybymrsbam@gmail.com.

For anyone who would prefer a male personal trainer, her husband, John, started the company and is pretty buff himself 😉 You can reach him at bodybybamllc@gmail.com.

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