Hotel Room Workout

I’m back!!! I feel like I am in a time warp since we flew in yesterday. It’s already October 10th??? Craziness! I couldn’t use my phone much while away so I never really knew what day it was or what was going on in the blog world, sad! We took a direct flight from Paris to LA yesterday that was about 12 hours. Ugh. Longest flight I have ever taken. I have a hard time sleeping on planes, so luckily I was distracted by our awesome movie selection. I watched Juno (love that movie), Savages, Lady and the Tramp, and a few tv shows. Whew! I felt so sluggish after sitting for that long. I did make sure to drink a lot of water throughout the flight, so that I could be forced to get up for a couple of minutes to go to the restroom.

We tried to get adjusted to the time change, but were seriously struggling last night. I went on a Starbucks run at 6 pm last night and we only lasted until about 8:30 (about 4:30 am Europe time!). Needless to say I woke up at 4 this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep. :( I was productive in the wee hours this morning and did some laundry, the dishes, uploaded my pictures, and started blogging. And the hubby is still fast asleep right now…lucky!

So the big question- was I able to workout on my vacation? Yes! We walked for hours almost everyday, and it was a great way to explore the cities. The last day in Rome we walked from our hotel to the Colosseum, to the Vatican, and back. We got lost a few times, which extended our walk to about 4 hours. :) We also went on a hike in Dublin, and I was able to go on a run twice while we were in France. I’m still excited to get back to my regular workout routine, but am happy I didn’t come back feeling like a blob.

If any of you have traveled to Europe, then you know how tiny the rooms usually are. This forced me to be creative to get in some sort of strength work. This is also a workout you can do at home as a quick “I don’t have time to workout, workout.” (Ha- too many workouts??)

Have you ever worked out in a hotel room?

Any tips to cure jet lag?

I’ll be back soon with some pics from the trip! :)

-M

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