Sunday, June 14, 2009
Working out on Vacation
Steven and I spent four awesome days camping with my family outside of Garner in Concan, Texas to celebrate our five year anniversary. We had cabins with a kitchen, bathroom, and air conditioning. MY kind of camping! We had a great time. BUT- I had to get my workouts in. I brought dumbbells and a kettle bell, not knowing how or where I was going to get a crossfit workout in. Vacation is hard. Everyone is eating like crap and sitting around drinking...not us. We did sit around in the river everyday, but only after a workout.
To my surprise my dad worked out with me!! He recently started doing crossfit in Houston and is also addicted. I was so proud of him for sticking to it. We ate meat and vegetables every night on the grill, and I still kept up with my food log. Other people with us didn't understand and had a lot of questions about why I wasn't eating whatever I wanted, after all " YOU ARE ON VACATION!". Vacation to me is not getting as fat and out of shape as possible. Vacation is getting a great workout in, having coffee, and spending time with people I never get to see.
It was a lot easier than I thought. I did not in any way set myself back on vacation. If anything, it was nice to get out of the city and do some workouts with only nature sounds around instead of blaring gangster rap. hehe. Dad and I did 10 to 1 man makers, kettle bell swings, and rock jumps. It was hard!!!
Posted by Jen Shaw