Happy Friday! I’ll admit this felt like a super short week as we were on Nantucket through Wednesday but I’m excited for the weekend nonetheless! Our house always looks like a bomb went off after we get back from a trip so it will be nice to have a couple days to get organized again. I’m happy to have a little time in Connecticut before I head back to Nantucket for most of the summer. I hope you all have a great one!

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This week’s thorn was getting in precisely zero workouts and feeling a little sluggish after five days of eating ice cream and blueberry muffins. There’s something about Nantucket that makes me want to eat like a five-year-old. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Will and I talk about getting into a regular routine where we can work out together, but travel always seems to complicate the equation. Do you and your husband/boyfriend/roommate work out together or do you just do it separately? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

Thankfully there were a lot of roses this week! Any time I get to be on Nantucket is a rose and the fact that Will could be there for all five days made it even more so! But we also celebrated the high school graduation of one of the ABC students my parents take care of and it was so fun to be back at my high school and watch her get her diploma. We will miss her so much next year! And lastly I’ve been really good lately about getting to sleep early and waking up early and it is kind of rocking my world to be honest. I wake up feeling like I’ve already accomplished something, which just leads to great momentum to carry me through the rest of the day. And the biggest bonus is that by the time 9 p.m. rolls around, I’m exhausted and have a way easier time falling asleep. I’m crossing my fingers the new sleep schedule sticks because it’s definitely making me a happier person right now!


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  1. My husband and I never workout together, but both have our own routines and cadences for when/where/how it gets done. I like the alone time a lot, and we’re not into the same kinds of workouts as each other (he loves group activities like dodgeball and I’m more into classes like yoga and spin). But at least once a month we make sure to go for a hike or bike ride together to still feel active together!

  2. Mackenzie I have been an avid reader for years and I know that you’ve discussed in past posts how personal and political you want to get on the blog. While I overall enjoy the tone of the blog, saying the worst part of your week was not getting to work out while the news is plastered with images of children in cages ripped from their parents comes off a bit tone deaf. You have such a great platform and community of readers (deservedly so!), it would be powerful to see you use said platform and built-in audience for good.

      1. As a longtime reader, I have to say I think that escapism is important and thank you for it. There are always–always–tragedy and causes to advocate for, donate to, mourn. But whether personal tragedy (I speak from experience) or societal, the chance to get away is critical to survival . .almost especially when things are at their worst. Thank you for providing that.

  3. It was so great to run into you on Nantucket this past week! I wanted to comment on this post because, although I may have complained about riding my single speed bike up the hill from mid-island everyday (sometimes with my laundry…) having to ride my bike everyday has ABSOLUTELY saved me from gaining 10,000 lbs on Nantucket these past six weeks. Every time we go to Juice Bar I burn off at least SOME of the calories. Albeit, we’ve lucked out with nice weather and mid-island certainly isn’t ’Sconset (in distance OR charm. Ha!) and not having a car has had its very frustrating moments (not to mention how little drivers pay attention to bikers on island), the benefits to my body have outweighed the bad parts and would highly recommend trying to bike as many places as you can while on island instead of trying to squeeze in more workouts. Plus, it’s fun, cost effective, AND good for the environment! Okay, brb going to eat my weight in clam chowder 🙂

  4. I try to workout (climb or bike) with my boyfriend 1xs/week but usually it works better for both of our schedules to work out separately. It seems less stressful and good alone time for us both!

  5. Sounds like a great week! My boyfriend and I try to take as many walks during these months as possible after dinner together. We’ll do some weights that we have here in our apartment afterwards switching on an off for something extra. Walking/running together is something we like to do together!