This post was inspired by my recent honeymoon, and my over-achiever new husband, Rich. We traveled to the Florida Keys, hitting Key Largo for a night and then 2 nights in Key West.
The first day we checked into the Hilton, who of coarse had a gym. The first thing Rich wanted to do was workout! Ok, I obliged, since we had been in the car 6 hours. This would be a good opportunity to loosen up a bit. 45 minutes later we had finished some light circuit training with weights and went right to the tiki bar this is where i thought to myself, Why bother? Do the calories cancel each other out? Does the workout spike the metabolism enough to counteract the “downer/relaxed” effect induced by alcohol?
Uncertain of the benefit, we hit the gym the next morning before our checkout, and hit the road to Key West. I knew we were staying at a BnB so no plans for a gym, but walking was the main event for the day, in between cocktails of coarse. I couldn’t help by notice Rich looking on every corner for a fitness center in hopes to get in a workout. Now while I definitely appreciate his dedication, and I certainly do not complain about his six pack, I don’t get nearly as excited about a action workout as I used to. Maybe it’s age, maybe it’s because we have a toddler, and she zaps the energy out of me, but when I am on vacation I just want to relax! I love the sight seeing and the walking. But I don’t love the hunting for gyms to lift wights. That being said, did I feel better after my vacation workouts? Absolutely! But, I thought about reading poolside most of the time!
What are your thoughts? Do you workout on vacation? Or do you relax and take it easy?