Back from vacation blues

I went to California from March 28th-April 3rd with the intent of not letting a vacation spoil my momentum for eating healthy and working out. Easier said than done! Although, I think I’m too hard on myself. The first day I was there I made sure I went to Trader Joe’s to stock up on all the goodies that I regularly eat: sweet potatoes, assorted nuts, almond butter, veggies galore, coconut water, sweet potato chips (I am obsessed and they are my guilty pleasure), yogurt, etc… I’m pretty sure my friend thought I was nuts, but I tried to tell her that when you go from eating super healthy and have fast food no more than once every three years, suddenly bombing your body with Taco Loco or McDonalds is KILLER! I felt like I was making her feel bad for the way she eats… but then I realized, I am done feeling like a lunatic for trying to maintain my health. It can get to you after a while.

Anyways, the 2nd day there I went for a hike all day at Crystal Cove State Park. I thought it was going to be a short hike, but the trail map was confusing and I got carried away. Either way, it was beautiful and my body was so sore afterwards. I kept seeing signs about respecting the rattlesnakes and mountain lions because they are natural to that habitat and it made me a little freaked out but you only live once! I’ll post some pictures up when I get them off my camera. After this hike, I didn’t work out for the rest of the week! And, I gave up trying to be healthy because we went to Vegas and fast food was the easiest thing to eat.

I got back Tuesday at midnight and was going to workout on Wednesday but I was so exhausted from traveling and I had finally gotten to sleep in my own bed that I slept in so late. I did yoga on Saturday which made me feel better about my slacking, and on Monday kickboxing was a pretty intense workout that Caleb and I got to do together (which makes me super happy). So that got my motor running. I did CrossFit last night and now I feel like I’m on again and can’t wait to do more. The workout was:

Front Squat
3 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3

“Sweet Sting”
3 Rounds for time

10 Front Squats
20 Hand Release Push Ups
40 Double Unders

Rx: Front Squat 155/105
Level 2: 115/80, 20 Double Unders
Level 1: 75/50, Assisted Push Ups, 15 Double Under Attempts

Ha! By the way I’m such a ditz… I did not see the “3 rounds for time” and if I did, I forgot about it. I find that I have a really hard time remembering the details and really benefit from having someone there to tell me how many of everything I’m supposed to be doing and then also having them count for me. Which is just ridiculous. So, instead of doing 3 rounds for time, I thought we were repeating the workout as many times as possible in 10 minutes. Funny. And I didn’t even keep track of how many times I repeated the workout, so I did this workout for about 11 minutes before I realized that everyone else was done and I was exhuasted. In conclusion, I’m not sure what my time would have been for 3 rounds or how many rounds I actually did, but the weight for my squats was 65lbs. Silly me! But at least I challenged myself!

Ps. I happened to weigh myself at my parent’s house (which is usually where I do my weighing), and I have gained 4lbs in the past month…. I’m not sure if its the vacation or if I was actually able to build muscle in 1 weeks worth of working out (I’m guessing its the former since my pants are too tight). I was slightly disappointed in myself, but working out has made me feel better. And besides, I need to remember that ITS NOT ABOUT THE WEIGHT ANYWAYS! So there.


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