What a weekend! I just spent an entire weekend at a lovely vacation villa. 🙂
A happy birthday goes out to my little brother who turned 25 this weekend, and my grama who turned 70. I Love birthdays! Hope your birthday weekend was the best, I sure had fun!
My favorite pic from the weekend, the birthday boy himself. Apparently at 25 you are still able to cut loose and ride a dinosaur!
The vacation villa is the most amazing tranquil place. It has a lovely heated pool in the back, surrounded by the most beautiful scenery.
I am standing next to the Lotus pond. I love the when the lotus flowers are in bloom, so special.
Inside the Villa there is a Koi pond. Pretty neat!
But there is also several koi ponds outside too.
We arrived on Friday afternoon and pretty much went straight for the pool with a cocktail in hand. There is no better way to say TGIF!
I spent the majority of friday night floating in the pool.
I started Saturday morning by bounding out of bed ready for a workout. There were no clocks in the house so I had no idea what time it was but figured a sunrise workout would be the perfect way to start the day.
So I set-up a nice little area to do an outdoor Shred workout.
Yes, I packed hand weights, the shred video and my laptop just for this occasion.
I haven’t shredded in so long, but was glad to feel the burn.
Shredding outside was actually quite fun, and nothin could beat the view.
After my shred, I realized that still no one was awake yet, so went out for a quickie run.
I was dressed in my workout clothes already, so I didn’t really have a reason not to.
This is the path I ran down.
I was in complete utter awe by the natural beauty that surrounded me this weekend. It was fun to run along a quiet country road.
I was sans Garmina, so I wasn’t sure exactly how far I ran. But I think it around 2 miles. I just wanted to loosen up my legs.
After my shred and run, I was STARVING! I was excited to see the family had awoken from their slumber and decided to make a green monster for everyone to try. My grama was especially excited to try it because she has been hearing all about them. As I pretty much try to convert everyone I know into drinking them.
Good thing we brought a blender and all the supplies. I even brought almond milk, it was already in the blender before I thought to take the picture.
I did a basic green monster (spinach, banana, almond milk, protein powder) and added a handful of fresh cherries.
The picture below is of my grama drinking her first monster.
She said she LOVED it.
After monster time, I was MORE than ready to jump back into the pool. Aww… pure and utter bliss.
At one point during the day we decided to take a break and play a mean round of horseshoes. I love this magical villa house, it even has a horse shoe pit around back.
I especially loved the viewing area next to the horseshoe pit. It was so cute!
We also engaged in several craft projects and game tournaments.
The whole weekend was a success.
I honestly cannot remember the last time my WHOLE family stayed under one roof for an entire weekend. And what I love about my family, is that we all get along and have a blast!
Happy Birthday Bro and Grams and thanks family for a great weekend!
Do you play your workout by ear when you are traveling or do you try to plan them out ahead of time? I brought my computer and shred gear just in case the run didn’t happen. I am so glad I did, as it gave me options.