Pura Vida! And hello from Costa Rica! We are on our one year wedding anniversary vacation and it’s been an amazing couple days so far! But wifi has been scarce so I haven’t been posting much and I even uploaded the wrong podcast yesterday. Blog fail. But we are back on track, back to PaleOMG (kind of) and back new delicious recipes and fun posts this week! I’m trying to be on a true vacation while still running my business which means my husband is out getting himself a cocktail right now while also ordering me dessert to eat in bed while I finish up this post. My dream vacation involves dessert, his involves cocktails. We even each other out perfectly.
This vacation has been a true vacation so far. I’m usually in the gym almost every day when I travel, but because our hotel doesn’t have a gym and we are spending most days walking, I’ve been spending most of my time indulging in cocktails I normally wouldn’t drink. And it’s been wonderful! We found a cocktail that matched our favorite drink in Jamaica (where we got married) so we’ve been having multiple each day!
I try to stay pretty healthy on vacations, but this one has been a little different for some reason. I’m trying to enjoy the time lying in bed, watching the sunrise, the moments on the beach watching the waves role in, and the moments spent with my husband that I’ll never get back. I try to make good choices when it comes to my food (I still haven’t had any gluten), but I’m also enjoying a week that I probably won’t have for another year, until we celebrate our second year of marriage. And I do this knowing that I’ll be back to my routine, back to my workouts, and back to my healthy habits once I’m home.
I know I push health so much on here and I’m still doing that right now and still think good food and drink choices are important when traveling…but don’t miss out on those little moments in between. Don’t miss the drinks with your husband, or the dessert with your wife, or the whateveryouenjoythemost with your loved one. Remember that these moments don’t have to destroy your goals, they can just enhance your life. Work hard at home, enjoy the moments in between, and then get back to work! Life is all about balance!
Thursday – Workout by myself at CrossFit Broadway
Deadlift: 3 x 10. All sets at 74% (14 mins) – I used 155#
Then For Time: (12 min time cap)
18-15-12-9-6-3 Power Cleans (165/115)
50 Double Unders
I finished in 9:42 using 85#
Friday – Rest day – Traveling to Costa Rica
Saturday – Rest day – Costa Rica beach day
Free Travel Workout – see workout here
20 air squats
20 banded glute (per leg)
20 banded hamstring curls with static band hold
20 back step lunges
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What I Ate in a Day on Vacation:
Our first day in Costa Rica started off with coffee and milk then I had a breakfast of eggs, fried cheese, plantains, avocado, tomato, rice, and tortilla. I didn’t eat the tortilla or the avocado and didn’t finish the fried cheese. It was all delicious, though!
At the beach, I had 2 (maybe 3…really don’t remember) coconut waters then drank a ton of water in between before chowing down on some beef fajitas. I didn’t eat the tortillas on my plate but my husband had some leftover tortilla on his that had some cheese on it from his quesadilla so I snagged a couple pieces of that.
Once we got to our hotel, I had a big delicious cocktail (dirty monkey) that has coconut milk, vodka, coffee liqueur and chocolate in it. Then we went to a happy hour and I had a small sangria before dinner.
At dinner, we both ordered steak oscar with mashed potatoes, veggies, crab meat, all topped with hollandaise. And I ordered another sangria but it was giantic and I didn’t end up finishing it.