Irregularly Scheduled + Summer Cocktails

Morning, morning! I can’t get over how much today feels like Monday. I have to keep reminding myself that I’m training Tuesday clients today, not Monday! Smile with tongue out 

Although I took yesterday off for the most part, I still trained a couple clients and got in my own workout as well, in the form of a 5 mile run on the treadmill. This was my first treadmill run in a couple months, but unless I wanted to wake up and run at like, 6 on a day off, to avoid the heat – which I most certainly do not – it was too hot out to run outside.

Plus, I watched Bethenney Frankel, the loveable crazy train, while running along.


She may be a bit insane, but I love her.

Unfortunately, toward the second half of my run, my hip began to bother me, and it lasted until I went to bed last night. So, I may be taking a few days off running Sad smile Luckily, this also falls around the same time I’m going to be “resting” a bit.

Actually, this is a good time to discuss something that I decided on regarding exercise and my upcoming vacation to Colorado.

Exercise & Vacation


I am a firm believer of thoroughly enjoying life, while being as healthy as I can. This means to cut myself a little slack on vacation. It makes me a little sad to see/hear about people going to the hotel/resort gym of one’s vacation. Vacations are meant to be enjoyed.

Sure, I used the treadmill a few times on my last vacation, but it was just that – a few times – and I never went when I didn’t feel it. Unless I’m going on a 2+ week vacation (which…I usually don’t) I don’t feel the need to keep up a regular exercise regimen.

I even tell clients not to feel like they have to keep up they’re scheduled workouts while on vacation. I do, however, also tell them not to go crazy and eat everything, and to look for ways to be active and enjoy themselves – like walking the beach, hiking, etc.

So, while Shane and I are in Colorado, I plan on doing no formal exercise. Zero. Nil. Zilch. Unless for some reason, I feel compelled to go for a run or take a yoga class, I’m leaving my exercise schedule at home. Besides, we’re going to be active enough with our daily hiking plans and venturing our way up this mountain range:



Along with leaving my regularly scheduled workouts at home, I also plan to leave my regularly scheduled blogging at home. I do plan on blogging a bit while there, if for nothing else than to document our vacation. I love going back and reading my posts I wrote during our Dominican Republic vacation, just to relive it again Smile However, I have several posts – mostly fitness-y things and workouts – to go up while I’m MIA, too.

And I just realized we leave in two days and I have yet to start packing. Disappointed smile  Erm, yoga may be replaced with getting started on that today….

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get back to rest of our Memorial Day.

Aside from training clients, it was a pretty relaxing day. I packed a bit, cleaned a bit, and just chilled for a bit. Around happy hour time (which is quite redundant, isn’t it?) Shane and I grabbed a couple cocktails and met in the kitchen.

In the summer, I always switch from red wines like malbecs and cabernets to whites, like chardonnay and pinot grigio. However, when it’s Africa hot, I have to take it to the next level:

wine spritzer

Wine spritzers!

Sometimes it’s even too hot for white wine, which is when I bust out the soda water and make wine spritzers. Next to gin and tonics/soda, they’re the most refreshing summer drink.

wine spritzerr

Bonus – you feel like you’re drinking the same amount, but ingesting half the alcohol and cals! Open-mouthed smile

I also made a silly little video for my youtube site before Shane and I headed out for Mexican food last night:

Have a great Monday Tuesday!! Smile

So tell me, what’s your favorite dog-days of summer cocktail?

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  1. Man I wish I had a treadmill at my house sometimes – like yesterday when it was 90 degrees and we went for 4 miles. Hard to believe it’s already so hot and so early in the morning too.

    As for exercise on vacation – I definitely keep up with my workouts, but they aren’t typically as long. And if I can run outside, that’s what I try to do vs being stuck inside. For me, it’s also about keeping some semblance of normalcy. I still enjoy. I definitely indulge.

  2. I am the same way my favorite thing is actually going on walks on vacation, something I never do at home.

  3. What part of Colorado are you visiting?? I miss it so much!!

  4. Love white zinfandel wine, or mojitos :)
    I used to try and squeeze in too many workouts on holidays and found myself tired and not enjoying it so on our last trip I only did yoga on mornings when I was way before everyone else to fill the time up, and I enjoyed my holiday way more!
    Have a great trip!

  5. I TOTALLY agree — makes me really sad to see friends sticking SO CLOSE to their normal workouts while away, and even more sad when they keep up with blogging and tweeting and all that while vacationing. Sure – a couple of FB posts to make people jealous (hehe) or instagram pics and things, but all out blogging? Not for me. I embrace that disconnection in a big way AND I embrace the un-routine…I DO typically do some fit activities while on vacation but not to the level or intensity I would do if I were home and back in “routine” mode. I believe we all need that break now and then. Good for the mind, body and soul. So excited for your trip – you’re going to have SO MUCH FUN!

  6. I love Bethenny! :) I got into her show when I was on maternity leave and now I love it. As for exercising on vacation…I actually love working out on vacation most days…just first thing in the morning before my day starts. It puts me in a great mood and it’s nice to feel like I actually have time to enjoy my workout instead of rushing through it. :)

  7. best summer cocktails are sangria (actually Bethenny’s sangria) and Mojitos!

  8. I haven’t been on a true vacation anywhere in forever. I normally don’t do traditional exercising though when we go anywhere because we normally go places that require so much walking.

    I love fruity drinks during the summer time! Refreshing and delicious!

  9. Random and unrelated comment – your hair and makeup look fantastic in that video! :)

  10. I’m pretty obsessed with Bloody Mary’s right now. One that is hot and spicy.

  11. Your daily hikes are going to be more of a workout than my normal workouts! haha Okay, I’m still waiting for my hip to heal up, so I guess I’m not even doing my normal workouts. 😉 Hope your hip heals with a little rest.

  12. Could you be any cuter?! I mean, honestly :)

    Love the vid

    I like vodka, flavored soda water (berry or orange) and a splash of either lemonade or OJ – so freeesh 😉

  13. Chard. All summer long. It’s hilarious how I push aside my love of the reds…

    And also, I believe in the give and take of vacation, too. I had grilled fish/chicken with salad/veggies as my main for most meals. But then balanced it out with some vodka and drive thru as well. Worth it. :)

  14. I love my frozen drinks in the summer, but I always feel like I need to be on vacation to order them, or I look like I’m having my first drink as a 21 year old. But I love those banana coladas.

  15. I love Bethenny too! She’s the cutest. I love making my own vodka lemonades with vodka, water, lemon juice, and stevia. People think I’m weird, but at least I’m staying hydrated in between drinks :) I rarely, if ever workout during vacations, unless like you said I’m gone for a long time. I would usually rather enjoy relaxing, sleeping in a bit, and doing activities with my friends and family

  16. I’m happy you give yourself some slack on holidays :) I only worked out once in barbados and didn’t feel good about it, so I didn’t go again! so much better to enjoy the vacation! the gym will always be there!

  17. Sometimes I like running on the treadmill for that reason.. I can watch TV! Lately its been super hot here so its been a bunch of treadmill runs for me. Ugh!

    I agree with your stance on vacation exercising.. vacations are meant to be enjoyed and relaxing! I guess for some people that includes working out but personally I’d rather do fun things that are also exercising.. like hiking or kayaking or something. That way I’m not being lazy but its sort of a break from the normal exercise routine. Enjoy your trip!!

  18. I totally agree about putting your workout routine on the back burner when traveling. When I went to France I ended up walking around so much, yet still ate amazing food, and lost a pound or two when I got home.

    And during the summer, I love a refreshing sangria.


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