“R.I.P. to the girl you used to see. Her days are over, baby she’s over.”-Rita Ora

photo(2)Good morning from the Big Apple, y’all! I got in early yesterday morning and have been on a city high ever since. I’ll be super busy with work this week, but I’ve made some fun plans for some sweet sweat sessions and after work festivities with all my NYC loves. It feels good to be back. Since I realized how much I may be traveling with work in the near future, I wanted to create a back-up plan for working out while traveling. Although every place I’ve stayed so far had a gym, I’m sure there will be times where it’s either a skinnied down gym, or I’m just not in the mood to do my usual routines. Here’s what I decided would get me through work travels without feeling like a slug:

  • Jillian Michaels’ DVDs. I love mixing her into my weekly workout routines, as a way to remind me that she’s a beast and I need to step up my game. Most of her workouts are only 30 minutes long, which is just the perfect amount of time to break a sweat before a day of meetings. This trip I brought along her 30 Day Shred DVD, but I love her Yoga Meltdown and 6-Week 6 Pack abs.
  • Running. Obviously my favorite way to explore new cities. But what’s fun is that I can mix up runs based on terrain. San Francisco had a ton of hills, which was perfect for some incline intervals. In NYC, you have to keep up with lights and crazy cab drivers, so I’ll do tempo and sprints.
  • Body weight training. Honestly, I’ve always been a believer that using your own body weight is the best way to keep yourself fit. Sure lifting heavy is a great way to increase endurance and muscle, but toning and torching calories can easily be done with your own body weight. So when I wanna throw around my own body weight, I’ll do a 4 sets of squats, lunges, push ups, dips, and burpees (15 reps each).

Well, I’m off to spend the day chit chatting with publishers and being wined and dined. Happy hump day, babies!


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