Hello from Tulum! At this very moment, I’m sitting in bed, watching the sun rise from our airbnb. I would love to say it’s an adorable little place, but it smells like feces and the power keeps going out. And we are definitely in a sketch area that has dogs barking at all hours. But I have wifi at the moment so things are looking up! And I’m in Tulum so things are kind of always looking up. I’m out here celebrating my best friends birthday and it’s been cool exploring a new place that we’ve never been. I’m hanging with an amazing group of 6 people and we’ve been working out, drinking lots of margaritas, eating our body weight in corn tortilla chips, and not drinking nearly enough water. It’s been wonderful. Minus the brutal stomach ache I have. Is it possible to go to Mexico and not get a stomach ache? Ughhhhhhh.
It’s been surprisingly easy to workout while in Mexico. I planned to jump rope and do some air squats while I was here, but while we were walking back to our place the first night, we ran into a CrossFit-like gym and decided to immediately go there the next morning. The language barrier made it challenging but we figured everything out and we were able to get a great, sweaty workout in before a day of indulging. And we are going back this morning to get another workout in! So fun to sweat it out even if I have absolutely no idea what he’s saying to me. CrossFit is definitely our common love so it’s pretty easy to understand each other in some capacity!
Today is our last full day in Tulum and we are going to live in up at a beach club after our workout! It’s been so nice to stick with working out while traveling since I know every day I’ll be enjoying a cocktail or two. Or three. So working out before it all goes down is the only way I can be sure I’ll work out. I’m not always a fan of working out on vacations, but because I’ve had so many trips back to back, it’s the only way I can make sure I take care of my body. It’s easy to say, ‘F it, I’m on vacation, I don’t need to work out’ but that doesn’t get me to where I want to be. I want to continue to improve, I want to get physically and mentally stronger, and I want to be better than yesterday. Which means vacation workouts. And I enjoy them because I know I’m doing something good for my body.
Remember to think these things over when you’re traveling. Is it time for true rest because you’ve been working hard up until this vacation? Or is it time to continue to stay active because it’s been harder to do so during the busy holiday season? Listen to your body and do what’s right for it. It will thank you if you truly listen! I promise you!
Sunday – Rest Day
Monday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Back Squats: 3 x 10. All sets at 65% ( 10 mins) – I used 115#
Then 6 Rounds For Time Of: ( 12 min time cap)
10 Power Cleans (135/95)
I finished in 7:17 using 85#
Tuesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
15 mins to find a challenging weight for: 1 Push Press + 2 Push Jerks + 1 Split Jerk – I got to 120#
Then 3 Rounds For Time Of: (11min time cap)
30 Alt DB Snatch (50/35)
30/25 Cal Row
I finished in 9:58 using 30# DB
Wednesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
10 Rounds For Time: (20 min time cap)
1 Squat Clean (245/175)
3 Muscle Ups / 6 Strict Pull Ups
5 Strict HSPU / 2 Wall Walks
25 Double Unders
– exactly 30 sec rest between rounds –
I finished in 18:03 using 105#, 6 strict pull ups, 5 strict hspu to 1 ab mat and 25 double unders
940m Sprint For Time – I finished in 3:38
Thursday – Rest day
Friday – Rest day/Travel day to Mexico
Saturday – Workout at FIT COMMUNITY in Tulum, Mexico
100 front squats (135/95)
100 push press (135/95)
100 sit ups
100 deadlift (155/135)
100 double unders
Sooooo there’s no effing way I would do that many reps in a row. Maybe with an empty barbell, but definitely not with heavy weight. While we were in Tulum, there was definitely a language barrier so I kind of just did my own thing since I was doing this workout by myself. So I did 70 front squats at 65#, 50 push press at 65#, 100 sit ups, 100 deadlifts at 95# and 100 double unders.
Free Travel Workout:
1 mile run
2 min rest
10 min AMRAP
12 power cleans (135/95)
2 min rest
1 mile run
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What I Ate in a Day:
After waking up, I started my day off how I always do – with coffee. I made a hot cup of coffee with a tablespoon or so of heavy cream, some liquid stevia and collagen.
Around 10am, I had a glass of cold brew coffee with a splash of heavy cream and stevia.
For lunch, I made an arugula salad with some Primal Kitchen Ranch and topped in with leftover chicken that I cooked in hot sauce and Primal Palate taco seasonings and ate it with a cherry tomato salad.
In the afternoon, I had 1/2 a peanut butter and chocolate chip Larabar before my workout.
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