Thursday, April 16, 2009

Yesterday I got on a treadmill for the first time in months.

I wasn't planning to work out, but DH wanted to do a little something to shake off the jet lag so I decided to keep him company.

The fitness center at the resort where we're staying on Maui turned out to be a pleasant surprise. It's hardly state-of-the-art, but for a hotel gym it's not bad at all. You know what those things are usually like: a treadmill or two, a couple stationary bikes, an elliptical, and maybe one of those universal weight thingys, all about on a par with what you might buy for your home if you had the room, the budget and the inclination. Well, this one has all the aforementioned cardio equipment, but the quality is actually up to gym standards, and there are actually some free weights as well as machines. Also a couple of stability balls and a rack of medicine balls. No squat rack, no barbells, no pullup/dip station and of course no kettlebells, but still more than enough to get by on for the next week or so, and certainly way more than I was expecting!

I generally DO work out when I'm on vacation, but usually at "recovery week" intensity, and I tend to make it up on the spur of the moment based on what equipment is available to me and how much I drank the evening before. (I didn't just say that, and you didn't read it:))

Anyhoo, here's what I did yesterday on and off the treadmill:

Treadmill warmup: walking 4-4.5 mph, 4 min

run 1 min 8-8.5 mph
20 squats
run 1 min 8-8.5 mph
20 pushups
run 1 min 8-8.5 mph
20 lunges
run 1 min 8-8.5 mph
20 mountain climbers

Repeat 2x

Then I did some core work on the stability ball, and finished with a plunge in the pool.

The plan for today is a dumbbell complex:

8 squat presses
8 reverse lunges
8 bent-over rows
8 deadlifts
8 close-grip pushups, using the dumbbells as handles

Repeat 8x :)