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  • June 2011
    M T W T F S S

Working Out on Vacation

Happy Sunday 😀

& HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all of the Dad’s out there & especially my Dad 😀

I LOVE you so much Dad! Without you I would of never become the woman that I am today. You are the best Dad in the entire world! 

I hope you are having a good weekend! Yesterday was SLAM packed, that’s why I didn’t have a post. Craig & I had a ton of errands to run. First we hit the gym, and then made our way to a 12:10pm showing of the Hangover Part II.

When Craig & I were waiting for the movie to start, we were discussing how long ago it was since we went to the movies. We honestly do not go to the movies anymore because it is so darn expensive! I could not believe it, it cost us $17 for both of us & again, this was at 12pm! We thought we might get a bit of a price break, since it was considered a matinée. Oh well, so much for that.

The last movie we actually went to see was The Blind Side, only because you all know we are obsessed with the Ravens, and well Michael Oher is one of my favorite players. 🙂  We typically just wait for movies to come out on DVD, not only is it much cheaper, but we can enjoy it in the comfort of our home. (& the snacks are free 😉 )

Can you believe how much movies cost now a days??
What is the last movie you saw in the movie theater?

As for the movie, it really wasn’t that good in my opinion. I have heard that the movie ‘Bridesmaids’ is much funnier. But Craig & I both really liked the first Hangover movie, so we were willing to take our chances. Nothing can beat the original one though. 🙂

Now back to our honeymoon. I have gotten a lot of questions about if I worked out during the honeymoon, and if the resort had a gym, so I figured I would answer those questions today.

First, YES, I did work out everyday that we were there. I just followed my normal routine all through the honeymoon & even the week of the wedding. I worked out for 6 days & then took one rest day. Honestly, this pattern just works for me so I didn’t want to have to ‘re-start’ once we got back home. As I’m sure you know it is hard to get into the habit of working out & I ENJOY it, so I just did what I wanted.

As for the gym, yes, the resort did have a gym. Of course it was nothing like my usual gym at home, but hey, I was just happy they had something. Here are some pictures of the gym/ workout area:

There were 3 treadmills, but only one of them really worked. You see those 2 white treadmills? I swear they are from before I was born. You might as well just run in place…they were awful. The one in the middle wasn’t too bad & I typically got to the gym around 6:30am before other people were there, so I got the good treadmill. 🙂

My favorite part of the resort gym was that they offered free weights & benches! Woohooo!

Again, not the best set of free weights, but I was just happy that they had them!

They also had a selection of weight machines, which was a nice addition.

Hey, not too shabby for a gym. I’ve definitely seen much worse! The other cool part was that there was a yoga room/ aerobics room that had a bunch of stability balls & aerobics steps. I did most of my free weight workouts in that room, just because it was usually empty.

While we were there, I used weight workouts that I found in my Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine. They were the same workouts that I was doing before we left for the honeymoon- I was on week 2 of the plan. I was also able to do a lot of running on the treadmill, and they also had a few elliticals and stationary bikes.

I gotta say though, my favorite cardio equipment that they had at the resort was the stair stepper. HOLY WORKOUT! That stair climber was KILLER! Before weight workouts I would warm up with a workout on the stair stepper & I was dripping with sweat when I was done. That machine ROCKS! Of course I have used one before, but we do not have one at my regular gym. (We do have an ‘Arc trainer’ which is similar, but not quite as good of a workout, in my opinion.)

Now you might ask, why didn’t I just take the honeymoon off from working out? Honestly it is because I ENJOY working out, as I said before, but also it just made me feel better about enjoying the food at the resort. If I did not workout, then I would be monitoring everything I chose to eat. But since I WAS working out, I truly ENJOYED the food & ordered what I wanted to eat, rather than what was the healthiest. I chose to make time for my workouts, because that is what I wanted to do. I ate what I wanted & didn’t think about how many calories it might have, but rather how it TASTED. And, I have to admit, one of the best parts of Sandals resorts is the food. Oh man, it is SO good!! ..and I didn’t want to miss out 🙂

Do you enjoy working out when you go on vacation?

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday…and that it goes by sllllooooowwww, since tomorrow is Monday. 😉