Quick Maine recap, and the “staycation” begins

I’m baaaack.

Well, kinda.

I’m technically still on vacation until Monday so I’ve been still on the disconnected side of things¬† (hence “staycation”) since returning from Maine (aka what I think Heaven will look like one day!) yesterday.

First off Рa HUGE thank you to my sis @TBDetermined, Julia at Germanabendbrot.de (yay on your blog!),  Alicia @ PoiseInParma, and 2blu2btru for some fantastic guest blogs while I was away. AND a huge thank-you to all of you readers for posting some fab comments while I was lolling away at the lake all week. Totally loved reading your responses (since yes, I now have WordPress for Blackberry!).

Honestly, I can’t even put words to what this past week away has meant to me – my sis sums it up very nicely over at her blog, it was just EXACTLY what I needed, in so, so, so many ways I can’t even begin to describe.

So you know what? I’m not even gonna attempt it, I’ll use some pictures to showcase how I’m feeling.

Happy.

Peaceful.

Relaxed.

Oh – and before I forget (I mean, how could I??) – there WAS some working out to be done in Maine. Y’know in between hanging out with fab friends Amy and her husband Eric, drinking many a glass of wine, eating a lot, lounging by the dock, and hanging in our floaties (even though we lost two of them thanks to an overnight storm that swept them into the lake! Here’s a pic of me and Scott after we “rescued” two of them, we were so proud of ourselves for finding them!).

But, back to my point – we fit in some great running down the camp road and to the foot of the lake – there were three of those workouts. And there were not one, but TWO rest days this week. *GASP* Me? The one who HATES to even take ONE rest day? Took two? Yes, I did. And for the most part, I didn’t beat myself up for it too hard – hey, I’m a work in progress, what can I say?

But – the one workout I did want to post? The bootcamp my sis and I did on the dock. It started with…hill repeats. Five rounds – on a steep hill behind the camp. Jo hated me for it, but it was worth it! From there, this broke down into four rounds (Heather – forgive me, I left our list in Maine, but I remember most of the details!) which included:

  • push-ups
  • sit-ups
  • planks
  • roll-backs
  • squat jumps
  • jumping lunges
  • plyo jacks
  • squats
  • low-pulse lunges
  • firewalkers
  • more push-ups (in varying positions – wide, narrow, tricep)
  • bicep curls with the band
  • tricep extensions with the band
  • y’s with the band (for back)

Here’s a super-cute pic of my sis doing the y’s, as a matter of fact – I mean, really, how much better can it get?!