Yes, that is me in the photo above - in St. Thomas in July 2008! I love this picture because it takes me back to Magan’s Bay and being on vacation where my husband proposed to me. It is one of my happiest memories! I didn’t know Adam took that picture either… haha, he’s sneaky like that sometimes.
I am super excited to announce Adam and I are going on vacation soon! This time we’re heading to Mexico to an awesome all inclusive resort. In keeping with my eating clean, I have to admit, I’ve still been eating sweets. AAHHHH!!!! I can’t help myself, I have the worst sweet tooth ever!
I have just a few weeks before going on vacation though and I WILL be in a bikini, so I have all the extra motivation I need! In addition to walking 45 minutes every morning and working out with Tina 3 days a week, I’m adding 3 days of my own workouts in addition to the walking. So.. that’s 6 days a week - 45 minutes walking & 30 minute workout with strength training/hiit cardio. Phew! I am also not eating any sweets (and now understand why really skinny people can be so angry! haha).
Adam is helping me by not buying sweets I can eat. He bought some Kashi (filled with fiber) coconut (yuck!) bars. We made turkey burgers last night for dinner. He had his on a bun with some french fries. I had mine seasoned with mrs. dash, on top of a bed of spinach. It was yummy and I wasn’t tempted to eat any fries!
Now that I can eat more fiber again (thanks 6mp!), I am overloading on spinach. It’s a good thing too because with Crohn’s Disease I can get very anemic due to my body not absorbing nutrients. That pesky Crohn’s! Spinach is a great source of iron; I’ll be turning into Popeye any minute now.
No dessert last night. I’m drinking herbal tea in place of sweets. I am not going to lie, I got a headache on Sunday and I think it’s because my body is going through sugar withdrawals! HAHA
Even though I am in strict workout/eat right mode right now before vacay, my trainer is going on vacation too, so I’m going to miss out on a week with her. This makes me sad, but luckily, she has taught me a lot over the last few months and I’m confident enough to workout on my own and still get results.
That said, I may try some workout classes. I might go back to a Pure Barre class and I can’t wait til we’re on vacation to workout at the resort. The gym offers all sorts of classes!! Classes can be intimidating for me, but I have really been wanting to take a spinning class and they offer one!
My class intimidation goes all the way back to college. My friends and I attended a “Thighs, Butt, & Gut” class. The class was torturous. I had been sick with a sinus infection the week before and was still recovering. The instructor was going so fast that I wasn’t able to catch up and halfway through I had to excuse myself I was coughing so hard. I coughed up mucus, with a little blood! We were so excited when the instructor shouted, “Let’s take a break!”, and then so sad when she said, “…and take a few running laps around the track!”. Really?! Dripping in sweat, we ran through the track doors with the class and then went right out of the side door and walked our butts over to the TCBY on campus.
The only other class I had taken was a yoga class. This was one of those hippie yoga classes. Lot’s of chanting and drums. My friend and I did pretty well getting the poses, but when she passed gas twice, we got a major case of the giggles. We got tapped on the shoulders and asked to leave. HAHAHAHA AND that was the last time I took yoga. haha
So, I will keep you posted on my progress. I can’t wait to try some new classes at this resort we’re going to, but I have a few more weeks to get in SUPER shape before we go.