Midnight Leap-Frog

Normally I love hotel beds and always get a great sleep in a dark, cool, comfy hotel room.

Last night this was not the case.

My mom, sister and I were up almost all night due to some hotel guests that apparently thought playing leap-frog in the room above ours after midnight was a great idea.

Then, around 5 a.m. , guests in the room beside ours decided to blare their television and watch an action-packed Sean Connery movie. Sounds like a lovely thing to do at 5 a.m., no? 😉

Needless to say, I didn’t sleep too well and we were all wide awake around 5:45 a.m. The hotel’s free breakfast was not available until 7 a.m., so we stayed in bed laughing about the crazies who were apparently staying at our hotel.

Once it was time for breakfast, we headed downstairs to a spread of eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, Belgian waffles, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt and bagels.

I fixed myself a bowl of oatmeal, topped with whipped cream, cantaloupe, an orange slice, Raisin Bran cereal, and honey.

Bowl o' Oats

On the side I ate about 1/3 of a Belgian waffle with extra whipped cream.

Waffle + Whipped Cream

Belgian Waffle

After breakfast, we came back to our room and my mom and sister climbed back in bed for an extra hour of sleep.

I am the worst napper and can never get back to sleep after I’m awake for the day.

Instead, I browsed some blogs and found a neat workout on Jessica‘s blog for an At Home Cardio Blast that I figured I could jot down and take to the hotel’s fitness center to try.

Fitness Center

Work it Out! (And Look Like a Total Ham)

Jessica's At Home Cardio Blast

Though she didn’t say this on her blog, she must have been joking about the 25 push ups. 😉 Puh-lease. You know I did every one of those the “girly” way.

I completed two rounds of the At Home Cardio Blast before heading back up to our room to check on my mom and sister.

This is what I found:

Sleeping Beauties

Since they were both fast asleep, I didn’t want to bother them and make noise in the room, so I grabbed my iPod and headed outside for an easy 20 minute jog around the hotel.

When I came back, I hit up the breakfast buffet again for another half of a Belgian waffle (1/4 went directly into my belly and is not pictured).

Waffle Round Two

Thankfully, now the sleeping beauties have begun to stir!

I’m off to hop in the shower before heading out to my sister’s sorority’s mother/daughter brunch. More food! 😀


  1. says

    Good for you for getting yourself to the gym! That looks like a great workout! When I stay at a hotel I always allow myself to relax..maybe a little too much 🙂


  2. says

    I totally do girl pushups too 🙂

    Sorry about the loud hotel guests…when we were in NYC last weekend, the guests next to us were having VERY inappropriate relations at 4 am….so much fun to listen to.

    Have fun at the sorority function! What sorority is your sis? I was a Chi O!


  3. says

    GOOD JOB ON THE GYM and that pink top is too cute! Sorry you did not get a good sleep… that really sucks about all your noisy ‘neighbors.’ I hope you have a great Saturday!


  4. says

    I love cardio circuits like that, they are awesome to do when you’re in a pinch and have limited space. That one looks great!
    Have fun at your brunch, I love days fun of hanging out with the girls!


  5. says

    Bummer about the noisy hotel guests! I hope you’re able to get a very restful sleep tonight to make up for it!

    Belgian waffles are the best…and even better with whipped cream. Well done! 😀

    Hope you had fun at the sorority brunch!


  6. says

    Ahh what an exciting night, in a bad way haha! Hopefully tonight will be better 😀 But hey, at least you got to make up for it with waffles, right?!


  7. Vee says

    I hate push ups, especially now as I have to do all of them during my BodyPump classes on my toes.. and yes, every single one of them hurts, especially the superslow ones.. 🙂
    Good on you for having an early workout – and what a shame that those other guests were not more considerate! I have a very short fuse and would be knocking on their doors.. I get very grumpy without my sleep! 🙂 😉


  8. says

    Those waffles look delish! I’ve been contemplating buying a waffle maker for a while and I think you just confirmed that it would be a good idea!! I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip! 🙂


  9. says

    25 push ups is crazy! I’m to being able to do 15 in a row right now, and I’m dying the last 5.

    I love how active you are, go, go, go even with lack of sleep.

    Hope you have a great day!


  10. Amy (Up and Running!) says

    I am the same way. I can NEVER nap, even if I am exhausted.
    You have really cute handwriting and I am totally jealous. What a lame thing to be jealous of, but I am. 🙂


  11. says

    I just did your (Jessica’s) cardio workout! It’s basically saved me since I’m traveling in Europe right now… which means more gelato and less running. Just wanted to give you a heads up and let you know how fun and entertaining your blog is! Thanks for the tips 🙂


  12. says

    This is my all time favourite PBF post!! I just love it. This is the post that really got me started on my own fitness journey and started my favourite posts page.

    The reason I love this post is because of what you did with such little sleep and the fact that you were away for a girls weekend didn’t effect your workout at all.

    I love how you found the motivation to take yourself to the gym and then for a quick 20 minute jog around the hotel – I honestly think that this is amazing. I was on my own fitness/weight loss journey just plodding along and when I came across this old post of yours it just spoke to me. I admire your strength and dedication so much so that it’s the strength and dedication that I want to have.

    This is the post that really made me wake up to myself and realise that no one else is going to change my life to the way I want to live it – it’s up to me, I have to do it for myself.

    You have no idea how grateful I am that I found your blog or how appreciative I am that your blog has inspired me so much to become a better version of myself.

    Thank you so much 🙂



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