Hello friends! I have been coast to coast this week. Last weekend I went to Anaheim, CA for the Idea World Fitness Convention and Sweat Pink Blogfest and now I’m just wrapping up a wonderful weekend in Miami Beach. Me and 2 of my fab girlfriends from Dallas, Andria and Crystal, decided to take a long weekend and soak up some sun. It was the perfect “End of Summer Getaway” to relax and refocus for the new season…
We arrived on Thursday and kick-started the weekend with dinner and cocktails at Larios on the Beach (Gloria Estefan’s restaurant). I had a delicious lychee martini along with a hearty green salad topped with skirt steak – well deserved after long day at work and 3 hour flight to Miami, right? On Friday, I had to take a few conference calls in the morning but around noon I met the girls on the beach. My friend Crystal rented a great little tiki hut that provided us some shade to sip our pina coladas under.
Overall the weather was great, but because the sun was shining so brightly the sand was burning up our feet. We had a to make a mad dash in and out of the ocean. I like to think that was my cardio interval training for the day (wink wink).
But seriously, we did make up a fun “Beach Bikini Workout” which I’ll post later this week! Each night we went out for an amazing seafood dinner and, of course, some dancing. We had delightful brunch on Saturday at Mister Collins at One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa. Later that night we a great dinner at Michael Schwartz in the Raleigh Hotel. After dinner we hit up Hyde Night Club at SLS Hotel for a little booty shakin’. I love the vibe there – it’s a cool Euro/hip hop mix. Have any of you ever been?
This morning I treated my self to some time at the spa and enjoyed a mani/pedi and full body massage. Do you all prefer male or female masseuse? I had a man today…
Now I’m on a plane back to Chicago for work. I probably had more than my fair share of cocktails and desserts this weekend, but hey, it’s okay to indulge every once in a while. This evening I’m going to do my 20 minute treadmill workout at my hotel gym. Tomorrow morning I’ll go to CrossFit and Tuesday I’ll to Yoga Sculpt at CorePower yoga. I’ll also be sure to drink lots of water and unsweetened hot green tea (the BEST natural detox drink). What are your workout plans for the week?
Cheers to a wonderful weekend and an even better week ahead! Lots of luv, Brit