This week I am traveling for business and we are staying at the Marriott Century Center. Usually when I travel I either skip out on workouts or when we are in the Caribbean we do things like snorkel, walk on the beach or things like that.
But with my February Fitness challenge, where I promised myself I would exercise every day, I knew I could not mess up. So Thursday after we flew in and had lunch, I went to the hotel fitness center. You’ll see below the hotel workouts I did through today.
*Bosu ball workout (abs)
Time: 20 min.
Calories burned: 108
*Treadmill (walking only)
Time: 20 min.
Calories burned: 250
*Weights/strength (upper body)
Time: 10 min.
Chose to skip spinning tonight because my knee has been bothering me big time and I tend to go a little crazy on the bike so it was better to just walk the mill and do some upper body with weights and band. Plus I did some planks. Oh boy, I have a long way to go on those LOL
*Zumba Fitness Flat Abs workout
Time: 20 min.
Calories burned: 230
Ohh this was a fun workout. It’s part of the Zumba Fitness workout program I was given for review from Yahoo!Shine and I’m having a blast.
Time: 30 min.
Time: 11 min.
I needed to get in a workout for my challenge of exercise every day in February so I walked 29 flights of stairs in the hotel while on my business trip. It was harder than I imagined, my legs and butt are still burning lol
Time: 25 min.
*Walking stairs and some circuits
Time: 15 min.
Not a long workout but something. It was a challenge going up 10 flights of stairs and I did some mini circuit moves (abs/upper body) in the lobby with friends so it was fun and I was definitely short of breath when I made it to my room.
This week was pretty decent so I’m happy with my workouts.
I was sent the book called 7 Weeks to Getting Ripped: The Ultimate Weight-Free, Gym-Free Training Program by Brett Stewart for review and it’s awesome. It focuses on step by step exercises based on natural movements and resistance. The exercises are for guys and gals! The only thing I wouldn’t be able to do would be the pull ups/chin ups since we don’t have a bar for that in our home gym. There are tips for warm ups and stretching, cardio and different exercises you can do.
The book takes you through 2 levels.
Level 1: Builds strength and improve your form
Level 2: Takes the intensity up by adding more complex moves
I’m sure from the moves in this book that you could get ripped in 7 weeks but I don’t think I’ll be following the plan. I will however incorporate some of the moves in part 3 of the book.
There is a tip in the book to take before pictures and I think I need to get some current ones so I have something to see when I meet my ultimate goal. I probably won’t share those in public (at least until I have hit my goal).
How were your workouts this week? Did you try anything new?
Paul B. Taubman, II says
As far as the gym goes at that hotel, I liked it! It was clean (a MAJOR plus!), they provided sweat towels (you can’t imagine me sweating, I know!), and they had dumb bells (no comment, thank you!)
Sorry I missed you in the gym – it would have be fun to pass the time away chattin’ with you.
I loved the gym too! I brought my own sweat towel BUT it’s good to know I don’t have to next time. I didn’t get a chance to do weights this time but I plan on it in Aug. The stair climbing was a great workout except I’m paying for it now with my bad knee LOL Maybe some pool time in August is in order…we’ll see. Walking in water is a great workout.
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