Wednesday, August 12, 2009

So here's the situation. I have been diligently working out about 4-5 times a week for several months now trying to a)get in shape and b)get svelte and sexy for my vacation that starts on Saturday. It has involved mainly running and swimming, and I have seen results that have me pleasantly surprised. My body has yet to reach Phelpsian proportions, but I'll take what I have as a 34 year old man. No complaints.

The issue I have is what the hell do I do while I'm on vacation. From Saturday to Thursday, I will be on the beach in 90-100 degree weather, eating well, and vacillating between varying states of sobriety and drunkenness. I don't necessarily want to do all of things, but the vacation handbook pretty much requires these things get done. My hands are tied. So after months of working out damn near every day, I am faced with not working out at all for just about 6 days, which will surely set me back a bit. So the way I see it, I haves several options. I can:

1) Just not work out at all, enjoy my vacation, and then resume strenuous workouts the following week

2) Cut back on my drinking and eating, so that I can workout every morning, before I start my day

3) Designate 2 or 3 days where I am going to workout, curtail my drinking and eating the night before and then go hard the days I don't work out.

Any other suggestions? I'm open to them.


Sab D said...

Option 3.

Does long walks on the beach & through the mall with your lady count as a workout?

rashad said...

If they didn't count before, they damn sure do now!

£ said...

a side effect of "phelpsian proportions" is butterface. so... unless you are a fan of that look i'd say just stay your present course. You're doing just fine. (fine fine fine fine fine fine wooo)

as far as working out.. what is this madness?! its vacation dude! relax. how can you enjoy yourself if you're counting calories and worried about the gym? Simple things like ordering dressing on the side, getting baked/broiled instead of fried, avoiding the bread basket, and eating slowly - give your brain a chance to get the message that you're stomach is full - should be enough. Drink lots of water. Oh and don't forget that wine is calorie heavy. So go easy on the vino and brewskis.

and like sab d said - take those long romantic walks through the mall(lol) or on the beach. go dancing. Sight see. you'll be golden.