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Vacation Woes

Sunday, September 30, 2012

We are finally getting to go on vacation next week!! We were pretty much trapped here all summer because of Reiko working ridiculously long hours and her kidney stones. Now we finally get to get away. We're going to the coast and we're hitting up Corpus, Port A, and then S. Padre. We'll be gone almost a week and I can't wait!!

I promised myself I would get in some exercise while I was there and I've got a plan in place. I know that two of the hotels we're staying at have a gym, so that is definitely an option. But I should take advantage of being at the beach and get outside and get some fresh air. So, I'm thinking some brisk walks up and down the coast are in order. Plus. I have my laptop which means I can also do some of the downloaded videos I have or take a DVD or two with me.

As you can see the problem is not lack of equipment, opportunity, space, etc. The problem is motivation, will, drive, and determination! I say the same thing every time we go on vacation, no matter where we go. "This time is going to be different. I'm going to go to the gym. I'm going to go for a walk. I'll take my resistance bands with me for some ST, etc." And you know what? It NEVER happens. We get to where we're going and I start to tell myself I'm on vacation and I should enjoy it. I can workout when I get back. This is my time to have fun and relax.

My other problem is of course food. I love going to the coast and sipping fruity island drinks with oranges and cherries for garnish, eating lots of fried seafood, telling myself that it's ok because we're on vacation. You're supposed to throw caution to the wind and enjoy yourself. Going into calorie overload isn't that big of a deal because I'll get back on track as soon as we get back to town. Well I've gotten on and off the track so much this year my boarding pass is falling apart.

There's nothing wrong with starting over, but I do feel I've taken it to the extreme. I feel if I could just have one vacation where I did the right thing most of the time and only allowed myself a few splurges, I'd be able to do it all the time. I'd see I could still have fun and enjoy myself without feeling "deprived".

I've talked to Reiko about what I want to do and she backs me 100% She's an early riser anyway so she's all about going down to the beach for a walk in the morning. I know I can do this, I just have to DO it! Wish me luck folks!

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  • ANTHONYSGAL
    Girl enjoy yourself...indulge but don't over indulge...

    Have a couple of emoticon emoticon not 10..and heck have some fried emoticon but have a couple with some great tasting grilled emoticon and take those emoticon on the emoticon in the emoticon or at emoticon and def hit the gym for some emoticon

    emoticon cuz you know what to do now all there is is to do it...so DO IT ALREADY emoticon

    HAVE FUN AND ENJOY!!!!!
    2873 days ago
  • NANNBIRD
    You'll feel so much better if you start the mornings off with a nice, brisk walk--then if you do indulge a little (and heh, that's what vacation is for), you aren't beating yourself up because you have completely abandoned your plan. You do deserve this time away, and it will be great! Have a good time!
    2875 days ago
  • MJ-SHE-BEAST
    Yep, you can do this. Reiko backing you is a big plus. You CAN throw caution to the wind and enjoy all that yummy stuff AND those drinks. It's VACATION. What you can't do is neglect yourself. This isn't a vacation from taking care of yourself; it's a vacation to ENHANCE taking care of yourself. Exercising on the beach, those brisk walks, the hotel gym...those are PERKS of your vacation, not work to do while on vacation. You are going to find yourself feeling better DURING as well as after if you do this, both mentally and physically. You will feel more rested, not drained. You will feel accomplished and proud. You will make memories without regret. You always come back with a few regrets when you know you didn't do what you had planned, don't you? No regrets this time. This is your VACATION WITH A MISSION...to enjoy yourself during AND after without guilt or regrets! Enjoy, take pictures, and share it all with us when you get back. I'm pretty jealous, but happy for you!

    2876 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9543726
    You CAN. You CAN do it TaMara! And if Reiko is willing to help you out, then take advantage of that!
    2876 days ago
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