Vacation – where you get some rest, enjoy the payoff of all that hard work … and worry a little about how much of it you’re undoing.
I’m in one of my happiest places right now: the big island of Hawaii. And it’s everything I wanted it to be – a restful break, with my family, in a setting almost too beautiful to be real. We’re eating well, going to bed early, and spending days at the beach, unplugged from nearly all devices and social media.
What I’m not doing is: working out. Oh, I walk – to the bar for a mai tai. I lift – that heavy stack of towels we take to the cabana. I swim – with fins and a snorkel mask on, at a pace so leisurely you might mistake me for a weird piece of coral broken loose from the main.
It’s bliss, but I confess: especially with all the progress I’ve made in AbsoluteFIT, I worry a little bit that I’m losing ground.
Realistically, though, I know that gains that took years to achieve don’t disappear in a couple of weeks – it doesn’t work that way. And sometimes a total break can be exactly what you need.
So I’m going to let myself enjoy the downtime, and get back in the studio with a renewed spirit once I return to the mainland – aloha!
—Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT Enthusiast 🙂
Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast whose AbsoluteFIT journey has resulted in major strength gains, nutrition education, approximately 25 fewer pounds on the scale, and dozens of new workout friends. She can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week — it’s basically her second living room, at this point, but with fewer Legos, Harry Potter wands, and Wimpy Kid books.