Well good morning on this Monday April 24th day!! I am feeling happier than ever because after 10 days on the road traveling between Colorado, Costa Rica and Dallas, I’m finally back home and back to my routine. Right now I’m sipping on my coffee with collagen, with my puppy dog in my lap making it very challenging to type. I’m so happy to be home and excited to see where my next trip takes me next month!
Traveling for any amount of time can be challenging when it comes to eating a clean diet and keeping up with your exercise routine. But after 10 days on the road, I came back feeling mostly fatigued, but not bloated or full of regret. And I honestly enjoyed every moment of both trips. In Costa Rica, I had cocktails, I had dessert, and I had 4 million plantains and coconut waters. In Dallas, I had a few cocktails, I had dessert, and I even had some chips and guac with my room service when I was feeling a little lonely. But I made sure to balance it all. I still worked out, even when those workouts were just on my hotel balcony. I acknowledged when I was feeling full and needed to stop. And I reminded myself that overdoing it in any capacity (mostly when it came to sugar) was just going to make me feel worse and I would not have as fun of a time.
Vacations and special occasions are all about indulging in the moments that we don’t normally get to. But don’t forget about what makes you feel your best when you are home. Vacations are not about being perfect or feeling restricted, they are about enjoyment. And I promise you, I enjoyed every moment of our 1 year anniversary. I didn’t have perfect workouts or perfect eating habits, but I did balance it all with workouts that took around 20 minutes, excursions, and lots of walking while we explored. Find your balance while traveling. Whether that means a quick workout by yourself or going to a class at your hotel or finding a gym you love to drop in at or just simply going for a run. Find something that makes you feel like you’re still on track with your longterm goals. Because coming back from vacation and still feeling like yourself is a pretty bomb ass feeling!
You got this. No matter the obstacle, no matter the vacation, no matter the circumstance. Take control of your life and your future! Be the person you want to be every day and never lose sight of it! Happy Monday, everyone!
Sunday – Hotel workout on balcony in Costa Rica + Boogie boarding at the beach – see workout here
20 air squats
20 banded glute (per leg)
20 banded hamstring curls with static band hold
20 back step lunges
Monday – Boogie boarding all day + a couple miles walking uphill
Tuesday -Hotel workout on balcony in CR + Atv/Hike trip – see workout here
One legged deadlift to kick
Squat banded lateral glute (per leg)
Wednesday – Rest day – Travel back home
Thursday – Hotel workout in Crescent Court Hotel gym – see workout here
21-15-9 reps of:
bulgarian split squats – each leg
pike push ups
elevated spider crunches – each side
Then 21-15-9 reps of:
Wall ball squat cleans
BUT WAIT – in between each set (so after you’ve finished all you 21 reps of each movement) I did 2 chin ups, 2 regular grip pull-ups and 2 wide grip pull-ups. So that comes out to 6 sets of those 6 pull-ups.
Friday – Rest day – Conference all day in Dallas
Saturday – Rest day – Conference all day in Dallas
Free Travel Workout:
See Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday above!!
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