Ok, People, Im intruding on your weekend on behalf of a Band member.
I chose to make her anonymous (Ill pretend it’s because Im dedicated to protecting her identity but more than anything I forgot to ask if she cared…) & she specifically requested your (the royal. the plural.) opinion on her dilemma:
Im headed off to Tuscany (arghohmygodamazingsosoexcited) with a work colleague A and her friend, C.
I think the intention of the five day (leave monday back friday) holiday is to lie around by the pool eating lots of food (which we all love, although they do not have the fear sometimes like I do) and soaking up the sun. This is kind of fine —- although I know I won’t get away with not indulging as A knows
full well about my eating disorder history as she sat opposite me in the office and watched me slowly disappearing – and she won’t stand it.
She is especially unsettled with the amount I go to the gym still. HOWEVER I don’t think it’s massively unreasonable for me to do a little bit of exercise just to keep the physical boat going while I’m there.
So the question is this: what sort of workouts (both strength training and cardio) can I do on holiday that aren’t going to be overt of excessive enough to wind my friend up? I’m going to take my running shoes with the intention of a little early morning walking/running (it’s going to be frying hot so anything else out of the question) but am fresh out of other ideas. We’re staying in a B&B in the Italian countryside (yes I KNOW how obscenely lucky I am!!!) with not much else around, and I have my own room and there is a pool.
Id love your thoughts and the Bumbling Band’s as well.
I think we can all guess what I’ll say (alltogethernow) TAKE THE WEEK OFF.
(here’s where we assume our emailer, who is a blogger & commenter I ADORE, really was far more interested in your advice)
Were the trip, say, three or four weeks I might recommend bringing exercise bands, exercise dvds (from hardcore workouts to yoga for meditation) or even aqua bells.
For a Monday through Friday trip? I say relax, enjoy, give your body some well deserved healing, rest & relaxation time. Id imagine any trip to the Italian countryside (*sighs in jealousy*) will be filled with a lot of walking which is a fab form of active rest.
All that to say Im stepping out and tossing it in your collective laps.
What would *you* tell our emailer? Rest? Run? Lunge around the pool in between naps & sunscreen slathers?
Please to commence your commentversation.
(me? Im off to STALK this woman. She’s in town speaking at a Balance Expo For Women & I *must* see what she’s like in person. If I find out I’ll report back. If you never hear from me again take care of yourselves and know that Im being held prisoner at Sky Sport Spa in punishment for my mockage.)