The Weekly SwEATS: Vacation Victory

Stand Up Paddleboarding

I’m really glad Ashley and I started our little accountability challenge in June. She was moving back to NYC from Geneva, and I just needed to get my act together.

I’ve done an awesome job tracking everything in MyFitnessPal for the past month, and I’d even lost 3 pounds before I headed on vacation. (More on that TK.)

Tracking my workouts and nutrition more closely has even led to me making other positive decisions in my life, like tracking my finances more closely…and all of these positive, healthy decisions lead to less anxiety, too.

So before I get into last week’s workouts + food, let me remind you I was in Florida on vacation with the fam. I wanted to enjoy that and eating out as best I could while still keeping my health goals in mind. I also really wanted to work out every day while there.

How did I do?



Tuesday: Tried Kore, a new HIIT studio. More on that TK soon?

Wednesday: Travel day, rest day

Thursday: Speed workout in Florida – 1 mile warm up, 6×400 at effort level 9 and 1 mile cooldown. GOOD GOD IT WAS HOT. 

Friday: 4 mile easy run. After Thursday’s sweaty speedfest, I was more than happy to tackle an easy run.

Saturday: LOLLL. If you follow me on Snapchat (theodorable211), you know how I really feel about this. It was really hot, I was trudging and couldn’t run faster than an 11:00 mile. I was miserable, and I decided it wasn’t worth it when I could run at home when it was a bit cooler. I ran about 3 miles and walked back the hotel 2. And then did stand-up paddleboarding! I last did it in Hawaii a few years ago, and I’m happy to report my balance was way better. Steering? Not so much.

Sunday: I’m REALLY happy to report I got up early, went to the hotel gym and did some lifting before our flight back Sunday morning.


Monday: Ashley and I couldn’t not take one of Hallie’s last NYC Soul classes. Even if it was at 6am after I’d just gotten back from vacay and she’d just moved back from halfway around the world. Chicago friends: make sure to take Hallie’s class once she moves there…tomorrow. 

Tuesday: I dragged my booty up to Central Park for my rescheduled 8-miler. I’m getting over a cold so my lung capacity sort of sucked, but I was happy to cross it off.


I did not cook at all since I was away most of the week, but I did my best while away to have a healthy (but filling!) breakfast and lunch so I could leave room for a bigger dinner/wine. I also know I’m a grazer – if food is in front of me, I will eat it – so I asked for things like breakfast potatoes (because meh) to be omitted so I wouldn’t be tempted.

This weekend, I’ll be in Shelter Island for the 4th with my girlfriends, and my goals are once again to stick to my workouts and eat as well as possible during the day to leave room for nighttime indulgences. I will also do my best to track as I go during the day so I know how many calories I have left in the ole’ calorie bank.

What about you? How was your week and what are your goals for the next week?

7 comments on “The Weekly SwEATS: Vacation Victory

  1. Jessica

    My week was full of weights and yoga. I could not get enough and unfortunately I tweaked my shoulder! So, I’ll be resting my upper body for a few days and hitting the payment for some miles. It was a nice reminder to listen to my body!


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