Work Travels – Not An Excuse – Work It Out Wednesday

Oh hey!  Coming at ya from Overland Park, KS!

I am on the road until Friday night.

Dude.   My travel load this semester.  Whew.

Sometimes traveling + eating healthy and fitness don’t play nicely together.   BUT – they can!  You just have to plan for it.

This morning, I got up and hit the hotel gym.  Of course, it was tiny and everyone and their dog was in it.  Kudos to us!  My plan was to get in a leg workout, however, the weight system available didn’t leave much for options.   No worries.  I improvised.

Using all Dumbbells:

40 lb squats –  3 sets of 12

40 lb sumo squats – 3 sets of 12

25 lb Chest Press – 3 sets of 12

20 lb. Flys – 3 sets of 12

25 lb. Bicep Curls – 3 sets of 12

25 lb. Overhead Tricep – 3 sets of 12

Body Weight:

30 second rocking plank

12 low plank oblique knees (each side)

12 spider lunge pushups.

Repeat set 3 times


After the hotel gym I came back to my room, grabbed my ice bucket and did walking lunges down the hallway, because, why not?  I needed ice for my breakfast shake, the hallway was empty, and I needed another leg workout.





Yes, I carry that mini blender everywhere with me.  Work, home, gym, hotel… my little buddy is with me.     Can’t go wrong with a little PB2 and Chocolate ShakeO.   Hello vitamin, nutrient, mineral, superfood goodness.   You are my love.

Lunch: Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad and a roll.  Andes Mint for dessert.  No choice on lunch since it was catered, but I was pleased with the meal.  At least it wasn’t pizza!

Snack: Clif Bar

Dinner:  Grilled Shrimp, Vegetable Skewer (mushrooms, peppers, onion, corn, squash and carrots), side salad with a wee bit of ranch and 2 Vodka waters with lime.

I’d say I managed to have a very healthy day, minus the vodka.  But – I at least drank it with water.  😉  And after sitting all day listening to people talk – it’s a miracle I am not still out drinking with the rest of the crew.

Cheers to another day of sit-and-get tomorrow.

Hotel gym- I’ll see your gorgeous face at 5:30am.





2 thoughts on “Work Travels – Not An Excuse – Work It Out Wednesday

  1. Girl! I’m in KC for work too…maybe it’s time for our happy hour …finally! =)

    I have to say I’m very impressed with your willpower…I would’ve stayed out for drinks!


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