Monday, June 16, 2014

Back to Reality

Hey fitness blog, it’s been a while!

As some of you readers may know, I was soaking up the sun in Belize all last week and didn’t prepare for any guest bloggers to fill the air. The week prior to that, I was scrambling at work trying to prepare for a week off. And yep you guessed it, this week will be equally busy trying to catch up for the five days that I missed. Lucky me!

Here’s what I expected my fitness activities to look like in Belize:

:: Circuit workouts in the sand
:: Jogging on the beach
:: Taking walks along the island
:: Dock-side yoga
:: Bedroom pilates (not an innuendo)
:: Stair sprints outside of our 2nd story condo
:: Ocean freestyle swim / shark avoidance
:: Poolside planking

This may come as a shock but I did none of these things. 

My only form of exercise was swimming back and forth in our 30ft leisure pool, intermittently stopping to change the music on my spotify playlist.

And I’m not a single bit upset or worried that the week off put me any steps behind in my fitness. The relaxed vibe and less laundry situation was good for me - plus I was already sweating enough just from the humidity!

The first thing I did when I got home and set down my luggage was lifted my 10lb dumbbells and gave them a big warm embrace and a kiss.

I sure missed my babies and I know you missed my sweaty selfies!

Time to get back to work!

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  1. So glad you had a good trip and just enjoyed it all :) Ugh, getting back to reality after a long beach vaca is always so bitter sweet… Good luck!

  2. I think swimming back and forth is a heck of a good workout. I used to swim as a kid and man swimming is most definitely a full body workout!

  3. I had plans to workout on my honeymoon..I worked out twice. It's so hard to work out when you're in relaxation mode! Glad to hear you had a good trip!

  4. It's always great going in with a plan, but also equally as great setting it aside and just enjoying and living life. You will rock it this week, I just know it!

  5. Working out on vacation is hard! Especially at a place so beautiful!!

  6. I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation.. and swimming laps in a pool... in BELLEEZE.. SHut up.. I love it.

    I hope you are thoroughly relaxed!

  7. Can't wait to hear more about your trip :)
    Next time though, take me with you. I was pretty upset that I didn't get an invite.

  8. happy to hear the trip was relaxing for you! You needed it :)

  9. Vacation calories dont count, and no one should spend their vacation time working should be relaxing and worrying about where your next drink is coming from! You deserve the rest girl!

  10. Calories don't count on vacation and exercise isn't invited either! :P

  11. Hope you enjoyed your vacation! I was super envious seeing all of your pictures pop up on Instagram all last week.

  12. Bedroom Pilates? I think that it should just be an innuendo!

  13. sounds like a fabulous trip, and a well deserved break.

  14. you had me at not an innuendo! Sometimes vacation and relaxation is just what the body and soul need. Now that you're back, get it girl!


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