To piggy-back off of my last post about inspiration...vacation is definitely something that can inspire you. After just returning from such a fun vacation in Scottsdale, AZ, I am feeling so refreshed and ready to get back to teaching. Not only did I hear new music, but I thought of so many cool and new ideas while I was away. When you get into the same routine, day after day, it is difficult to come up with new ideas and new things. It is SO important to refresh and reset.
I started off my first day there by going on this amazing hike on Camelback Mountain. Apparently we climbed the "easier" side, but honestly I cannot understand how anyone could qualify that as "easy". We woke up nice and early before the heat hits you like a brick wall, and made it to the top of the mountain in about an hour. After admiring the work we did making it to the top for about 20 minutes, we trekked back down. (I was mostly sliding down on my butt). We spent the rest of the day just hanging and relaxing by the pool. This hike had me feeling all type of ways, (mostly sore), but also proud that I was able to do something that challenging.
The next day my friends and I did a full refresh day at a Spa near by. To start off, the Spa was ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. It was surrounded by mountains, with every single amenity you could imagine. There was a waterfall pool, an infinity pool, a hot tub, a polar plunge, a sauna, a steam room, a swiss shower, a scented room (lavender) at room temp...the list goes on. Being able to completely relax and not have a care in the world besides what pool I was going to dive in next, was absolutely amazing. This is the kind of relaxation that is crucial to being able to keep a fresh mind and perspective on your job.
Every single restaurant I attended was awesome. First of all, happy hour is not a thing in Massachusetts, but should definitely be a thing. Not only was everything half price, but the food and drinks were so spot on. Arizona was some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. Every meal I fell more in love with every restaurant we went to. I also took the plunge and had In-and-out for the first time ever. HOLY MOLY it was SO GOOD. I am so sad there is not one on the east coast. As you can tell, I definitely did not hold back on my diet while I was there. It was awesome though because my friends and I were so active the whole time. When we weren't hiking, we were at the gym every morning getting our workout in to get ready for the day.
Laughing is honestly the cure to everything. This whole vacation I laughed SO MUCH. Not to mention, my friends are absolutely hilarious, but it was such a good and fun time. This definitely was not the last time I will be in AZ. Although it was extremely hot; I plan on going back and conquering the "harder" side of the Camelback Hike, doing another full refresh day at the spa, and creating endless memories and laughs with my friends. I am back in Boston...more INSPIRED than ever...and ready to get back to work on that bike this week.
p.s. planning my next vacation...any suggestions?
I'm Carly Biron, a fitness and exercise enthusiast. This whole idea stemmed from me starting a job where I have a lot of extra time on my hands. I have been through a long journey of trying to break into the fitness industry, which is why I essentially created this page.