Hi! I’m home! I kind of decided to take a break with the blogging for the last few days of vacation and focus on writing during my limited working hours and soaking up the experience the remainder of the time. There was a moment yesterday where I thought “I could blog or I could take a nap.” Annnddd I took a nap.
I just got home about an hour ago and heated up some lentil soup for dinner while I catch up on Scandal. (So excited it’s back on!!!) Let me catch you up on my vacation week workouts.
I was on a yoga retreat so clearly the workouts are yoga heavy but I got in a good amount of circuit, HIIT and cardio workouts as well. I’ve blogged about this several times before before but I always try workout on beach vacations. This workout week is a little heavier than a typical vacation workout week because a) it was a yoga retreat with two classes a day and b) I have photo shoots coming up very soon for my book.
1 evening yoga practice on the pier (skipped the AM practice) + 3 mile treadmill run & strength circuit
10 dumbbell thrusters
10 dumbbell bent over rows
10 dumbbell chest flies
10 bench reverse crunches
10 dumbbell lunges (each side)
This was the only time during the week that I picked up a weight but I was sore from the chest flies for two days!
PM yoga practice + AM cardio strength circuit (I will post this soon, it was good!)
I taught the AM practice so I was only able to take the PM but it was all good. I swear, I get just as much out of teaching from a mental perspective as I do taking sometimes.
PM yoga practice on the pier (skipped the AM)
I needed a light day after strength/running on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. I spent the AM yoga practice laying in a meditative savasana state on my mat soaking up the breeze and the sunshine while everyone else yogaed!
PM yoga practice + HIIT circuit
This was my favorite workout of the week. After spending the morning writing, teaching the AM yoga class, eating breakfast and blogging it was almost noon and I just wanted to be outside and at the beach but I needed to move…so I took my workout outside and did a super quick HIIT circuit where I ran from one end of the resort to the other (400 meters-ish) and at the end of each run I did jumping jacks, mountain climbers, squats, lunges and push ups. I did six rounds and was sweaty and sun kissed. Perfect travel workout!
AM + PM yoga practice + 3 mile treadmill run
AM + PM yoga practice
Last day of the retreat and all I wanted to do was soak up every last minute. I had two great practices.
Necessary after that week of activity! There was debate over squeezing in cardio before leaving but breakfast and one last rum drink by the pool won.