Mexico- Part 4, Saying Goodbye

Hi everyone!

Today I round up my adventures in Mexico. I had such a wonderful time with my friend Sarah.

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Since this is a fitness blog, I have to touch on working out. Now I firmly believe in enjoying your vacation, but it doesn’t mean you have to do nothing the whole week you were there. I worked out two out of four days, nothing HUGE, but it was just enough to make me feel good and not miss out on any of the relaxation and fun.

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One morning I hit the gym for fasted cardio outside before Sarah and I did breakfast. They had spin bikes outside so I did about 30 minutes. They were really old bikes, but it did the job and the view was nice. I ended up watching people play tennis.

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Wednesday night Sarah and I decided to get in a lift. We did shoulders and I showed her how to drop set/ rack run.

Here’s a list of what we did, but you can actually watch a video Sarah did over at her blog. She does a really cool feature called Workout Wednesday!

  • Warm-up with light weights, different shoulder variations
  • Drop set lateral shoulder raises. Start with 6 reps as heavy as you can go, then 8 reps working your way down the rack until you get to 5 lb dumbbells.
  • Rear delt crossovers using the cables
  • Cable front delt raise using the rope attachment. Raise the rope up through the legs to shoulder height.
  • Shoulder presses with dumbbells

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We had a lot of fun, goofed off as usual, and felt the burn.

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But let me tell you what happened after…

Earlier in the day Sarah said “thank god there are no bats around”. I didn’t really think much of it, but I agreed. As we got off the elevator something flew in our faces (it was 10:45 at night), we started to run and it followed us. Screaming I ducked down into a ball covering my head. Sarah grabbed my arm and said let’s go back on the elevator, but I found a door and hid behind it where I was found crying by Sarah. Yes, we got attacked by a bat and it was NOT FUN. The more you scream and freak out the more it attacks you. Luckily we weren’t bitten or anything like that, but I may be traumatized for life.

ALSO, for those of you not aware, I am extremely terrified of birds. The bat thing definitely didn’t help. It’s the flapping motion that gets me all riled up. At one point in the vacation I told Sarah: “ya know there aren’t too many birds here” THANK GOD. But leave it to me to be the one attacked not once, but twice by a winged creature. One day at the pool a bird decided to swoop down on my head and flap it’s wings. I pretty much screamed bloody murder and the whole resort turned around. It’s embarrassing, but funny for everyone else I guess…

To top it off, vultures sat on our floor by one end of the elevators. I made Sarah walk the other way a few times because I was so scared. One day we walked out of the room and she said to me “don’t look up, just GO”. Well you certainly don’t have to tell me twice. I knew what it meant. So I ran. Evidently that vulture was sitting outside our room. It’s like they know… They smell my fear!

Besides that we had a blast. Of course it’s things I can look back at and laugh. I mean who else is attacked by a bat and bird in one vacation?

Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the resort, it was breathtaking and unreal. Everyday we hit the pool and beach. Here are some more random pictures I left out! Including a monokini I bought! Yeah I decided to try that one out.

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Our last night there we enjoyed watching the sunset. It was so beautiful. Of course leave it to the fitness bloggers to do fit girl moves!

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What an AWESOME shot of Sarah 

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I was sad to watch the sunset on our last night because I knew that meant the sun was setting on our vacation and fun together. It’s so hard to have such a dear friend on the other side of the country, but it makes the time together more special.

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The morning I left I sobbed hugging her before I got in the taxi. Goodbyes are never fun, but it was not goodbye, it was until next time!

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If you have a friend out there like this, do everything in your power to keep that friendship strong. It makes you a better person. I never take it for granted.

I hope you enjoyed my adventures. I’ll see you Monday!

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Bat attack sounded awful! Something worth noting– you may want to consider getting the series of rabies shots– I realize you weren’t bitten, but bats are the only animal for which the shots are recommended post-exposure, even without a bite. Not trying to alarm you, just something worth considering. Confirm on UpTo Date.

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