Well I’m back from sunny California and trying to get back in the swing of things! I always have a such a hard time coming back from a vacation, especially from places as nice as this:
Los Olivos, CA
my first time wine-tasting, Santa Barbara county
These pictures were actually from my last trip back in October, I haven’t uploaded my new pictures yet and plan on doing a recap post, but you get the picture. Plus I wanted to at least include a couple of pictures in this boring post!
Coming home to NJ after that is sad! At least I came back to gorgeous weather here but unfortunately starting tomorrow it will be raining for 3 days straight!
I’ve been trying to get back into my workout routine/good eating habit since I’ve been back. I didn’t go to the gym at all while I was away (I never do), but I did do lots of other fun fitness activities. My eating wasn’t that bad, not great, but not as awful as I sometimes let myself be when on vacation. I did good about sticking to my no-wheat rule until the last 3 days, then it was downhill. Too many delicious bread options when going out to dinner. All in all I think I did pretty well, it’s not that I ate TON, but I ate out everyday which isn’t great. The good news is that I didn’t get a sinus infection while I was gone, even after eating all that wheat. I was very stuffy/congested the whole time, but I was like that before I even left, but never got SICK. I thank Mucinex, Nasaline, and vitamins for that!
I jumped right back into my workouts on Monday. I didn’t have the next stage of NROLW workout sheet printed out so I decided to do a workout on my own. I haven’t done this in SO LONG so it was actually kind of nice.
Monday’s (3/8/10) workout:
Squats-3 sets 8, 1st set 95 pounds, 2nd and 3rds, 115 pounds
Single-leg deadlifts-3 sets 8, 115 pounds
Dumbbell shoulder press-3 sets 8, 20 pounds
Seated row-3 sets 8, 85 pounds
Push-ups-3 sets 8
Straight arm cable pulldown-3 sets 8, 40 pounds
Planks-3 sets 8, held for 60 seconds
Then I did what was basically one leg squats but where I literally sat down on a bench and then got up. I did 3 sets 8 on each leg with 25 pounds. I have no idea where I got the idea to do this, if they are even a real exercise, or what they are called! If anyone knows please let me know!
I finished up with 20 minutes HIIT, doing 30 second sprints followed by 1 minute recoveries.
Tuesday (3/9/10) was an easy 15 minutes on the elliptical to kill time until my 45 minute spin class. I hadn’t taken spin in a couple of weeks so it was pretty tough but felt good at the same time.
Today’s (3/10/10) workout wound up being my own made up workout again since I haven’t had time (ahem and also forgot) to make my workout log. Must do that for Friday.
Plie squats-3 sets 8, 95 pounds
Step-ups, 3 sets 8, 50 pounds
T push-ups, 4 sets 10 (2 sets narrow, 2 sets wide)
Stability ball against wall squats-3 sets 10, 50 pounds
Front and lateral shoulder raises-3 sets 10, 10 pounds
Wide grip lat pulldown-3 sets 8, 75 pounds
Bicycle crunch, 3 sets 8
2 rounds of 10 x-crunches, 10 pikes, and 10 oblique crunches on a stability ball
I ended with 20 minutes on the elliptical.
Another thing I forgot is my gloves. I took them out to wash and totally forgot to put them back in my bag. That’s why my workout didn’t include a lot of having to really hold a heavy weight. I need to stop being so forgetful!
I also got back to tracking my food intake (calories/macros) on Monday and have been doing well with that. I know, I know it’s only been 3 days but I find it so hard to get back into things after vacation!
I really don’t know if I gained while I was away because I didn’t weigh myself right before I left and don’t plan on weighing again for at least a couple of weeks but I definitely am feeling bloated.
What are your eating habits like when you travel? Still stick to the healthy eating? Healthy eating but include some treats? Or a free-for-all?