I have a sneaking suspicion we’re staying in one of those hotels with a fancy lobby…
… And beautiful views…
But underneath all the glam, it’s more motel than hotel. I had high hopes for The Blake Hotel, but so far it’s been a little bit of a disappointment. At least the bed was comfy!
Case in point: Lame gym. They didn’t even have a treadmill!
To make the most of my hotel workout, I did an interval session on the elliptical. Maximum workout in minimal time!
Here’s what I did:
- Warm up at Level 1 for 2 minutes
- Interval 1: Level 6 at 60 RPM for 2 minutes
- Interval 2: Level 8 at 60 RPM for 2 minutes
- Interval 3: Level 4 at 70 RPM for 2 minutes
- Repeat for 25 minutes
I love interval workouts because it really helps me to stay mentally occupied. I really hate working out indoors to begin with, so having a purpose makes it easier!
I wanted to lift some weights after my cardio sesh, but there were only 30 pounders?! Strange.
Instead, I laid down a towel and did:
- 100 bicycle crunches (side note: if you keep your knee directly over your hip during the crunch and don’t allow it to come closer to your chest, this move is much more effective)
- 30 girlie pushups
Hotel breakfast was sub-par, too. 🙁
I had mushy fruit, Raisin Bran with milk, and a blueberry muffin. Bah. A breakfast like this will never hold me over until lunch! The Husband (with his new vegan ways) was in a terrible position at the breakfast bar and ended up eating a dry bagel. 🙁
Ah well… at least I tried to be hotel healthy! :) I find that maintaining at least a semi-normal workout schedule on a longer vacation is so important to my mental well-being. It helps keep me sane!
And…. we’re off! Hopefully we’ll find a nice place to live in! And we’re having dinner with Kath and Matt!
Awww, I hate it when a hotel looks nice, but underneath it all it’s kind of a dump! Boo!
Have fun with Kath and Matt!!!