This Isn’t Vacation Anymore, Toto

Going straight from a long weekend away to a personal training session at LA Boxing? Yeah. That was rough.



There were tires.


(My tricep is lookin’ fierce!!)



And pull ups done while bouncing on the tire (which I was almost too short for):



And inner leg squeezes.


And planks and pushups on weighted balls.


(Put one hand down on the ground. Put the other hand down. Move them back up onto the balls. Repeat.)


Sometimes I moved so quickly my camera couldn’t keep up.



Sometimes I didn’t.


And sometimes I just watched the clock ;)



But I was ALWAYS sweating! :)

Do you jump right back into a hard workout upon returning from a trip? Even though it’s hard because I’m usually tired, I like to, because it really helps me get back on track! Even though I hit the hotel gym a couple times over the weekend and went for a short run, it was still good to get in some serious sweat-age. I missed it!

Check out my previous LA Boxing posts for some inspiration:

LA Boxing DC Area Meet Up!

A fun announcement for my D.C. area readers! LA Boxing has offered to run a special fANNEtastic food readers only free demo class at the Arlington LA Boxing location on Sunday, July 11th at 1 p.m.! If you’ve been wanting to try LA Boxing but haven’t gotten the nerve to check it out, this is your big chance :) Plus, you get to meet me! If you’re interested in joining for an awesome workout and some socializing, send me an email at [email protected] with your name and contact information. Other bloggers are welcome as well, and if you have a blog please note it in the email! Only about 30 people can be accommodated comfortably, so I’d recommend emailing me ASAP if you’re interested as it will be first come, first serve! Just a heads up — you will be asked to purchase wraps ($12) to participate in the class, but gloves will be free to borrow.

Have a great day!


  1. 1

    I’m equal parts scared and excited to try out LA Boxing, haha. Looking forward to meeting you though!

  2. 2

    That workout looks killer!

  3. 3

    You look badass! :)

    I’d love to do that kind of training, seems awesome!

  4. 4

    Pull-ups + tires?! Heyo, this workout looks ROUGH. Ow ow. I usually try to jump back into things – but that doesn’t Usually involve a workout like that. ;) heh, go you!

    I would LOVE to join the meet-up (i.e. get my a** kicked by Jerome), but will be out of town that weekend! Fail.

  5. 5

    I like to get back into the swing of things right after a vacation too!

  6. 6

    holy.crap. your workouts there are INTENSE! you can see the definition like crazy too…keep up the great work Anne!

  7. 7

    That looks amazing. wish I could attend the demo. I have those shorts too…you look way better in them than I do though. gotta drop about 10 lbs. :(
    did you say you were 5’4″ 120 lbs?

  8. 9

    Woo that workout looks so intense!!

  9. 10

    I would probably be sweating and swearing… haha. Looks intense, nice work!

  10. 11

    I like jumping back into things! It helps me pick up where I left off instead of dragging it out…

  11. 12

    dang, i am always so impressed by your workouts! Would love to try LA Boxing if they were in Eugene, OR but there are some good sample workouts for those of us who live a ways away. You will be kicking some major booty when this training session is done. That is tough stuff!

  12. 13

    I would so do that if I lived close enough! You’re right – your tricep does look fierce!!

  13. 14

    Whoa! Check out the triceps! Looks like you are kicking butt! :)

  14. 15

    Tempted to take the train down from Philly…but that would make it far from free.

  15. 17

    Sometimes I can just right back in to working out, sometimes I need a buffer. Having a set appointment definitely helps to get back in the swing of things.

  16. 18

    I always jump in full force after a vacation and it ends up hurting. When I went to Austin a few weeks ago i was away from LaBoxing for about 4-5 days and it killed when I got back. I was talking to an instructor and he said normally after 3 days of not going your body will hurt when you come back. I agree with him 100%!

  17. 19

    whooooaaaaa you are so hardcore!

    There’s this Canadian show called Xweighted and they ALWAYS flip tires on that show.

  18. 20

    Wow. What an awesome workout! Well done –

  19. 21

    haha love your faces in the beginning. That’s how I felt today, but afterwards it’s all worth it. :)

  20. 22

    anne you are HARDCORE! i love these workouts! they look awesome :) i’m sad i won’t be able to attend the demo class, i’ll be in VEGAS!!! but we got to get together sooooooooon XO

  21. 24

    HARDCORE! I love the pictures! Those ball push-ups look enough to make me cry!

  22. 25

    Yikes! Medicine Ball pushups are really really tough!


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