Guess what I did over the weekend? Hopped on a plane to AZ to see Tony for Easter! I didn’t really have it all planned but was hanging out with Lee and brought up the idea; she told me to just go for it so I booked a trip, borrowed some of her clothes and jetted off! I can’t tell you how incredible it was to see the look on his face. Me being there was completely unexpected.
Here’s a little more detail on how I was able to pull it off: While driving to his hotel from the airport, we chatted on the phone and I told him I was going out for dinner with a girlfriend all the while he was thinking that I was in Minnesota. He said he was just watching basketball and hanging out so it was just my luck that he happened to be at his hotel. I arrived and as soon as I got to his room, I placed a Reese’s Egg in front of the door (they are our favorites!), knocked loudly then ran around the corner. He opened the door with a confused look on his face, then I peeked around the corner, we both got huge smiles on our face and I came running in for a hug. Totally cute stuff.
The rest of the weekend was spent watching Netflix, eating and enjoying time relaxing. Do not ask me how I get any work done these days. I can’t wait for April to come so I can have a week or two at my own apartment.
Another thing I did over the weekend was this workout! It’s always difficult being in a hotel and staying motivated to exercise, especially if your a group fitness junkie like myself. I honestly have no problem with these workouts that Lee and I learned how to do on Princess Cruises. This one is definitely a booty workout because of all the squats you end up doing. Usually I’ll blast some music, warm up with a 5 minute jog, then get into the workout.
This was one of the first workouts we did on the ship and honestly we were completely sore for two days afterwards. Hurts so good though – I promise!
Do each exercise 16 times with no breaks in between. Once the circuit is complete, rest for 30 seconds and then move into the next round (14, 12, 10, 8, 6).
Cross Body Snatch:Begin standing with your feet hip-width apart, holding the dumbbell in your right hand. Keeping your shoulders back and chest lifted, lower down into a squat, tapping the dumbbell on the ground. Then, explode back up into standing, snatching the dumbbell into a shoulder press. Repeat 16 times on the right side and then 16 times on the left. Continue for each round.
Sumo Squats: Begin with feet in a wide stance with your toes pointing slightly outward. Keeping your shoulders back and chest lifted, hold a dumbbell in between your legs. On the inhale, lower down, tapping the dumbbell on the ground and on the exhale, explode up, squeezing your glutes at the top. Remember to keep the weight in your heels!
Punches: Begin in a scissor stance with the weight in your right hand. Bring both hands to chest. On the inhale punch with your lefthand and on the exhale punch with your right hand. Keep your core engaged and movements tight. Repeat 16 times on the right side and then 16 times on the left. Continue for each round.
Iron Jumps: Begin standing with your feet hip-width apart. Lower down into a squat keeping your chest lifted and shoulders back. Tap the floor with your fingers and explode up into a jump, tapping your heels to your bum.
I hope you enjoyed this Wellness Wednesday workout series! Check out the Rock You Body Circuit Workout, Core Burner and Full Body Sculpt workout; they’re awesome to pin for later when you need a workout on the go.
[Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Princess Cruises and is a replica of workouts I learned while on the ship. As a reminder: I’m not a personal trainer but was instructed by one. If you have any questions about your health, please consult your doctor.]