Living in New York, keeping a family happy and healthy, growing a business, walking a dog, training for marathons, traveling for work, keeping up with friends…life has become considerably more hectic and complicated recently. Years, months, weeks, days seem to shrink faster than Holly’s Flywheel classes fill up! Where have these long hours taking care of nothing but myself gone?
A few months ago I did something I had never done before: I signed up for Holly’s Destination Training Camp. Or rather I signed up of a five-day Tulum, Mexico vacation by and for myself, five days away, not even for work! Five days of sport, sun, sea, girls and pampering. Five days of no meeting to attend, no children to keep from drowning, barely any email to check.
What sounded like paradise turned out to be just that. A beautiful hotel on a picturesque beach, complete with the most stunning yoga studio, huge rooms and delicious food; a really lovely group of women, all smart, beautiful, funny, full of energy, so different from one another and yet so similar at the same time. Together we worked out, laughed, sweat, breathed, ate, drank, sunbathed, snorkeled, ran, slept early, rose with the sun, suffered sore muscles, got massages, cheated on our no-carbs diet, relaxed and just really, truly recharged our batteries.
This trip was a very welcome break, an oasis in a life that tends to be too fast, too full, too exhausting. Holly, with her contagious energy and huge heart – if you have ever seen Holly’s arms, thighs and abs, you can just start to imagine the size of her heart – brought us together and kept us together, bringing the best out of everyone, like the single secret ingredient that makes an otherwise average dish suddenly worthy of three Michelin stars – no carbs of course!