Hi friends – happy Monday!
I hope your week is looking busy and bright. It seems to be shapin’ up for me that way anyway.
Last week, as you may know, I was in North Carolina [see: Icy Asheville Adventures]. You may recall that I hinted at a few guidelines I planned to follow when I wrote about my approach to healthy traveling; this included wearing my pedometer (walking lots!) and attending 1 to 2 yoga classes. Neither of these happened frankly. I packed my pedometer, yet chose not to wear it at all during my trip. Yoga was cancelled due to icy streets and unsafe driving conditions.
You can see I made it to the hotel gym a few times – and I did get in an adequate amount of walking around the beautiful brewery – but intense exercise was not at the top of the priority list last week. While of course there were some meals and snacks that may not have been my number one choice (including consuming gluten here and there) – that’s travelling for you… that is life. I thought I might be harder on myself for not HIIT-ing the gym hard or sticking to a strict gluten-free “diet.” You know what… I wasn’t. For the most part, I felt comfortable in my jeans regardless of a couple sedentary travel days.
What I am trying to get at is, if travel is not an everyday thing for you, do your best to enjoy the purpose of why you are traveling – what you are there for. Sure, it’s a different story if you travel 24 weeks out of the year; but, if it’s 5 to 6 days away from home – as was my case – your exercise regime will forgive you for taking a time out.
Workouts | Week of February 16
Monday – Rest
- AM: 20 minute treadmill (walk/run) + (4x) 8 atomic push-ups / 10 jump squats @ 8lb. / 12 lunges @ 30lb.
- PM: 30 minute treadmill (walk/run) + Dirty 30 Dumbbell Workout
Wednesday – 45 minute treadmill walk
Thursday – 40 minute treadmill walk + (4x) 10 squats @ 30lb. / push-ups / deadlifts at 50lb. / 20 jump lunges
Friday – Rest (Travel)
Saturday – ~25 minute run
Sunday – 5.5 mile park run + 1 hour hike