Spring Break Emergency Workout Plan!

drawing-of-a-guy-lifting-weightsby: Lauren Sibole, Marist Italy FFE, 2013-14

Spring break is in 7 days… how did that happen? If you’re still in hot chocolate and Christmas treats mode, it is time to wake up and smell the sand! Spring break is always something that sneaks up on us, so in order to prepare for all of you who have not started their spring break workout. I’ve constructed a 5 day workout that will help you get back into shape, ready to take on Malta, Sardinia, or wherever your wanderlusting takes you. Remember, working out with a buddy will help your motivation, so grab your friends!


Day 1: The 5-4-3-2-1 Workout
1 minute of high knees
1 minute of jumping jacks
1 minute of front kicks
1 minute of squats
1 minute of running in place
2 minute of lunges (1 min. each leg)
2 minute of mountain climbers
1 minute of bicycles
1 minute of crunches
1 minute of jump squats
10 pushups
10 tricep dips
(repeat for 2 minutes)
1 minute plank

Day 2: The Hills are Alive, and so are your legs!
You live in Florence, Italy. Take advantage of it! Head to the Boboli Gardens and run up and down the hills. You can break it up into these intervals
2 minute jog
1 minute sprint
30 second fast walk
Repeat until you think you might die; then run home!

Day 3: The 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Workout
20 squats
40 Lunges
60-second wall sit
80 leg raises
100 jumping jacks
If you’re really feeling motivated, try and go back down the ladder!

Day 4: Stairs are Fun!
We all hate the stairs in our building, but it doesn’t mean we can’t take advantage of them!
Run up and down your stairs 10 times. (Yes, that means that going up and down counts as ONE, not 2).
Each time you get to the bottom of the stairs, you get a 30 second rest- and by rest I mean mini workout☺
What to do on your rest:
First rest period: 30-second plank
2nd: 40 bicycles
3rd: 30 jumping jacks
4th: 30 squats
5th: 30 second wall sit
6th: 20 pushups
7th: 30 sumo squats
8th: 20 side crunches on each side
9th: 30 Leg Lifts
10th: 10 Tricep dips

Day 5: Be ABSolutely in shape
5 V up crunches
10 side plank leg lifts
15 suitcases
20 Burpees
25 Plank Jumping Jacks
30 Second Plank

Congratulations, you did it! Now go and lay on the beach- Love Lauren☺


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