The best intentions…

I spent the weekend in sunny warm Orlando.  To tell the truth, it was unseasonably cold (49 degrees on Sunday morning) and I spent 10+ hours a day in a conference room under fluorescent lights, I never really saw the sun. So, I spent the weekend in temperature controlled, fluorescent Orlando.

The conference was at the Orlando Hilton; a beautiful new hotel with a friendly accommodating staff, and most important to me, a state of the art gym and a 1/4 mile track. I managed to get to the gym on Friday and Saturday between the afternoon and evening sessions, but Sunday was a different story.

Out late Sunday after attending an awards ceremony and some networking at the hotel bar, I went to bed at 12:30 with the best of intentions. I set the alarm for 6:30, prepared to get up, go to the gym and stop at the hotel restaurant for an omelet breakfast.

Instead, I hit the snooze button 6 times, showered, packed and had an overpriced Cliff Bar ($3 – I was harried, hungry and desperate) from the hotel “cafe”.

The good news is that I still managed to squeeze in a workout. I practiced what I preach Sunday morning.

I often council my clients, over-scheduled moms and over-traveled CEOs, to fit in a workout even if it’s only a 15 minute one. I can think of quite a few of my CEOs who have reported doing squats, push-ups and towel pull ups in their hotel rooms.

Here’s the working that I did yesterday morning:

Do as many reps of each exercise as possible:

1 minute push-ups

1 minute mountain climbers

1 minute tuck jumps

-Do 3 rounds total, resting 30 seconds between each round.