Motivation Monday

After a 12-day vacation, you could say I struggled with some motivation to get back to my exercise routine this past week. Although I did workout most days of the trip, I guess it wasn’t enough to counteract the amount of food I consumed (and extra cocktails I drank) because when I weighed myself upon coming home, I discovered I had gained 4 pounds.  Yikes.  On my body, 4 pounds makes a difference.  This obviously goes to show just how much diet plays a part.  I was super active the majority of our trip…even if I didn’t actually do a formal workout at the gym or something, we were on the go just about every day, so I honestly thought I may lose weight on the trip when all was said and done.  I guess the increase in activity wasn’t enough to make up for the extra calories consumed.  Totally worth it though, because we had some good food for sure!  Anyways, I tried to eat relatively clean this past week and I worked out every day in the hopes of taking off these vacation pounds.

Monday 5/2: 60 minute session at Orangetheory Fitness (full body workout that kicked my booty)

Tuesday 5/3: 15 minutes on the treadmill (5.8 mph), 30 minute step class, 15 minutes of ab exercises

Wednesday 5/4: 15 minutes on the treadmill (6.0 mph) and a 45 minute power yoga class

Thursday 5/5: 20 minutes on the treadmill (5.8 mph), 30 minute Pilates class, 15 minutes of upper body exercises using free weights

Friday 5/6: 15 minutes on the treadmill followed by a 45 minute Sports Drill class (full body workout using circuits)

Saturday 5/7: 60 minute session at Orangetheory Fitness for another full body workout

Sunday 5/8: For Mother’s Day we headed out for a 2-mile hike to see some beautiful waterfalls (more to come on that later!) and I took a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood that evening.


Monday’s stats from OTF



Monday’s stats from OTF



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