Conditions aren't always ideal...

When I was traveling in Argentina for 3 1/2 weeks, it was COLD. We had a tiny amount of space, our stuff was everywhere, and we couldn't get internet connection.

Arrrgh, all of these things interfered with my workout plan! I let it get to me and didn't move my body the first few days we were there.

The achey-ness, stiffness, and crankiness set in after just a few days, I knew I HAD to find a way to get moving again to be able to fully enjoy this trip.

So I gave myself a dose of my own medicine and remembered that in order to not let the chaos of life turn my entire fitness plan upside down, I need to be able to adapt, be creative, and commit to adding movement into my life - even when the conditions aren't ideal.

I moved our bags out of the way to make space for my yoga mat, remembered that I had videos from my 21-day at-home workout downloaded, bundled up in layers, and began to move.

And sure enough after some sun salutations, squats, and push-ups I felt so much better in my body and I felt proud of myself for getting started.

Why am I sharing?

Because conditions aren't always ideal. And you can still find a way that works for you. 

My wish for you is that even if you're traveling this weekend (or for the upcoming holidays), even if you feel like your belly is too full of holiday feast to get moving, or you have any type of life 'stuff' that comes up to throw you off your course, you can still find ways to take care of YOUrself as your number one priority. 

By our last day in Argentina the weather warmed up and I was able to take my workout outside.

This is the exact lower body set I did before I got on a plane back to the US, and oh man, my legs were feeling it during that 10 hour flight!!! 

Do it with me right now and your legs will love you for it - it's 6 minutes and you don't need any equipment. 

*And even this isn't perfect - you'll see Louie the cat realllllly wanted to be in this workout video with me. ;)

After you try it out, leave me a comment to tell me which move was your favorite. :)

I'm here to help you get moving (even if things feel cluttered around you!).

With love and keeping it real,

xoxo elyse


I'm a personal trainer, fitness coach, and yoga teacher who gets people moving with in-person training and my signature online 21 day workout program. I want to help people drop the guilt/shame game around exercise and start working out with ease and kindness. When I'm not doing squats and sun salutations, I'm dressed up in vintage lindy hop dancing or gathering other Lovely Lady Entrepreneurs to talk about their careers and living their most passionate lives. Start moving with me today with these FREE stretch breaks you can do to feel more energized and aligned during your day! -


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