On our first full day in California, we woke up and walked along the boardwalk to get coffee. It’s the best kind of coffee you can get. On vacation. No alarm clock. Walk with the hubby along the boardwalk. Stopping along the way back to appreciate the scenery and each other. Life is good.
After our coffee walk, I cooked some eggs and then we headed to the gym. My younger brother got us passes to his gym, The Sporting Club, which is located inside a Hyatt. I love going to new gyms. Not sure why, they all have the same equipment, but I still think it’s fun. This club had 3 levels: locker rooms/sauna/steam room level, weights level, and cardio level.
I began my workout with some cardio on the StairMaster. I forgot my headphones in our room and they didn’t have any magazines available, so I was left to my lonesome. Luckily, I could see the weight room area down below and that provided me enough entertainment to last the 30 minutes. Is it weird that I like watching people workout? I discovered a couple of new moves and stretches watching these strangers! Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that most people in California are beautiful. 🙂
Day 4 of LiveFit Trainer was calling my name today since I was supposed to do it consecutively to Day 3. However, the real Day 4 was our travel day, so it didn’t leave me with enough time. Anyway, long story short, I did it and finished Week 1.
Day 4: Shoulders & Abs
- Seated (on a ball) Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 15 reps (12.5 pounds dumbbells)
- Alternating Front Delt Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps (10 pound dumbbells)
- Side Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps (7.5 pound dumbbells)
- Seated Bent Over Rear Delt Fly: 3 sets of 15 reps (10 pound dumbbells)
- Exercise Ball Crunches: 3 sets of 25 reps (holding a 15 pound medicine ball)
- Air Bike: 3 sets of 30 reps (SLOW!)
- 1-Minute Plank (Poolside): 2 sets
The planks were an afterthought. After my workout, I went down to the pool and decided to hold some planks while soaking up the sun. However, about 30 seconds into my second plank, I knew I wouldn’t be able to finish the 5 sets I had initially planned. My entire body was shaking! It was a good workout though, and I am very pleased with Week 1 of LiveFit.
After some pool time, we met up with my brother for lunch and then hung with him the rest of the day. Because my dark-colored nails were chipping and it was incredibly noticeable, I decided to go for a quick polish change at a local nail place. I felt like my nails were due for a fun and light color since we were beneath the sunny San Diego skies, so I opted for OPI’s Hollywood Blonde. The name didn’t make sense since I’m not a blonde anymore and we’re not in Hollywood, but I went with it anyway. The color was incredibly sheer and a bit sparkly. Fun for our vacay and definitely worth the $5.
Jonny and I came back to our place just before we witnessed this beautiful sunset. There were tons of surfers that were heading to the waves around this time and it was fun to watch from our balcony. We’re totally loving our stay here!