Weekend recap: travel workouts, toddler clothes shopping & more

April 11, 2016

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was pretty chilly here, but sunny. Where did spring go?

Let’s get into the weekend recap…

Friday I wrapped up my business trip to St. Louis. Despite having a very celebratory Thursday night with my colleagues, I still managed to get my butt out of bed and to the hotel gym in the morning.

I did a speedy 3 mile run on the treadmill followed by 15 minutes of major stretching. Sitting in a seminar for two days straight does not agree with my body. The Hyatt’s gym was actually pretty nice although very busy and with a limited number of free weights and machines.


Afterwards I hit up the hotel’s Starbucks (!) and grab a big girl coffee and some water. I went with a blonde roast (my favorite) and coconut milk. I refueled with a Larabar and Justin’s almond butter while doing some work.

St. Louis travel

After attending the morning sessions, it was time to pack up and head to the airport. Since I was in programming for the entire 2.5 days, I didn’t really get to see much of the city.

I arrived at the airport hungry and ended up having a BBQ chicken salad from California Pizza Kitchen.


It was disappointing to say the least, but I made up for it with some OCHO coconut bites covered in dark chocolate – so good!


I made it back home that evening and was so happy to see my family again.

Saturday am I woke up feeling pretty exhausted, but since I already signed up for my usual class I decided I’d better go. It was a killer ESP day (endurance, strength, and power focus). After class I came home and got ready for the day. I promised the girls a Green Monster smoothie from Whole Foods, but when we got there we were told the blender was broken! So, instead I split a Naked mango juice between the girls. We also had some scrambled eggs. I went with an iced coffee and almond milk.



Me and my girls. They are getting so big! Ashlyn looks less than thrilled about the picture.


After our snack, we walked around a bit outside, hit up a few stores and then headed to Kidzu, a local kids museum. Yes, attempting it again on a weekend. Yes, it was busy as ever.

Having been away for the whole week, I did a TON of laundry and picked up the house. Thankfully, Matt did the majority of the cleaning. The night ended with a glass of wine on the deck while making a grocery list and then some Netflix.

Sunday, funday. The girls helped Matt put away groceries. Such good helpers!


Other activities included: a walk to the playground, swings and slides, bubbles and bowling! I grabbed this bowling game at a consignment store for a few dollars and the girls are really enjoying it. This picture kills me. Ashlyn looks like me when I bowl.


When the girls napped, I ran out to do a few errands, including buying some spring dresses for M and A. Is there anything better than shopping for little girls? No, no there isn’t.


And I got my shop on a la Stitch Fix! I will be sharing a review later this week.


The day wrapped up with some playtime outside and a movie.


Last week’s workouts – most were done while traveling:

Monday (at the beach)

Do anywhere workout – body weight exercises

3 rounds:

  • squat with side leg raise (20 reps each side)
  • down dog abs (10 reps each side)
  • elbow plank with twist (10 reps each side)

3 rounds:

  • beach babe push ups (5 reps each side)
  • twisted mountain climbers (20 reps each side)
  • Bulgarian split squat (15 reps each side)

3 rounds:

  • superwoman push up (10 reps)
  • butterfly crunch (15 reps)
  • marching bridge (20 reps each side)

Tuesday (at the beach)

Jen Jewell’s travel workout from Bodybuilding.com

3 rounds:

  • burpees (15)
  • jumping rope (2 min)
  • push ups (15)
  • jump squats (15)
  • mountain climbers (30 sec)
  • plank up/downs (30 sec)
  • jumping rope (2 min)
  • frog hops – forward and back (15)

Wednesday (travel to St. Louis)

yoga + 10 min ab work

Thursday (hotel gym)

strength – super sets *15 reps of each

3 rounds:

  • front squat to push press
  • tricep kickbacks

3 rounds:

  • push ups
  • DB reverse lunge

3 rounds:

  • shoulder press
  • DB row

3 rounds:

  • tricep pushu ps on a medicine ball
  • DB side lunge

3 rounds:

  • squat thrusters holding 12 lb. ball
  • bicep curls

Friday (hotel gym)

3 mile run






I have a lot of fun posts planned for this week, including a guest blogger post and my latest Stitch Fix finds. Stay tuned!

Have a great week, everyone!

Did you miss any posts from last week? Catch up below!

Creating a wellness vision + setting goals

Maximizing sleep for optimal health

Vacation recap (#nofilter)

5 Trader Joe’s personal care products you should add to your cart

Hello from Oak Island + last week’s workouts

Tell me about your weekend. What did you do?


  1. Are you based in the US? This is a typical post that I often see that leaves me SO jealous. It seems everywhere but the UK has such a healthy on-the-go vibe to it. Great post! This weekend was my 21st birthday so a lot of alcohol, good food and crying with my mum and grandmother. Perfect! x


    1. Yes, I live in Chapel Hill, NC. There’s definitely a lot of healthy options here. Many of the items I buy are from Target, Trader Joes or Whole Foods. I also get a lot of things from Amazon. Happy birthday to you! You make me feel super old ;). Haha

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