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

    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 🙂


  2. 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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