At the start of January some of us are starting the new year with goals & resolutions that we want to achieve and implement for the year ahead. Most people by the end of January have gone back to their old ways because of a number of reasons. In Ireland January is a really dull, cold & sometimes a depressing month. The Christmas rush and excitement is over, our bank accounts are near empty & it’s now a new year with new healthy goals we have created for ourselves. On this note I think it is good to plan ahead for the January blues and be prepared not to feel deprived of everything, be nice to yourself and plan something for yourself. I like to escape the daily routine every now and again like most I’m sure, so this weekend myself & my boyfriend went to The Maldron Hotel for a weekend away.
As my back ground is in tourism I am always looking forward to what the accommodation will be like. Like most I look for clean, spacious rooms with facilities that I like to enjoy during my stay such as a leisure centre & resturant. We got a excutive suit with a double bed, small lounge area & a bathroom with bath & shower. This room was also on the 4th floor so we had a great view of the city, mountains & activity around us. The hotel we stayed had a great gym and swimming area with pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. It is great to take some time out & chill out in the sauna or jacuzzi. Pictured below was the bedroom with a really comfortable bed. It’s great to just kick back and read a book for a few hours away from your phone & busy life.
In the evening after going for dinner I wanted to take some time to enjoy a relaxing evening. I am a person that is always on the go, so a shower is always the fastest option for me. Taking time to enjoy a hot bath with my espresso face mask on was just what I needed. Living a busy life is something I thrive on, I love keeping busy with work, running errands but I also like to break the monotony from time to time with mini breaks away.
One thing which is always a must when booking a hotel is a swimming pool & jacuzzi. I love relaxing in the jacuzzi after a swim & then heating up in the sauna before going to get showered. After a sauna I feel it is really important to hydrate your body & skin because for obvious reasons your skin dry’s up. I will always moisturizer my skin really well after my shower from being in the swimming pool, jacuzzi & sauna. It feels so refreshing & healthy.
The next morning before breakfast we wanted to get a quick work out done. Working out first thing in the morning is really maintainable for me so I get it out of the way and can get on with my day. Having pre-work out before a session really helps me get motivated because let’s face it not everyday you feel pumped to work out! I find working out in the morning time is a lot more effective, I have more energy in the morning. Working out fasted is something I have got into in the past year and think it’s much better for me. I know working out fasted is NOT for everyone and I completely get that. At one point I would have not done it either but as I got into a good fitness routine I found it really works for me as I don’t feel hungry when I first wake up & I like the lean feeling when working out. I also think it is more convenient because I don’t have to wait for food to digest.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog, as you can imagine it was really enjoyable writing it. Treat yourself to a weekend away soon, it is a break from the day to day we all need now & again. 🗺