We are back from the beach! We had such a good time and made a lot of memories. I was so not ready to leave. The beach has always been one of my favorite places to be at. Growing up my mom and dad took me to Destin, FL every summer for vacation and I am sure that is where my love for it began. I always tell Bryan that when the kids are grown I want to live on a beach with clear water, white sand, and a great view from our house, where you can just walk out the door straight on to the beach. Sigh. Yes it will happen one day, I am certain of it. 🙂 We went to Gulf Shores, AL this year. It was my family, my mom and step dad, and my step brother, Michael and his wife, April. My other step brother Stephen and his family couldn’t make it and we sure missed them! Never a dull moment when you get the family together. We had a lot of laughs for sure! We spent every day hanging out at the beach or the pool. Bryan, Ashton (my 7 year old), and I went parasailing the first day. It was their first time and my 4th time. It’s so much fun and I still can’t believe Ashton did it!
Eating healthy and working out while on vacation proved to be much harder than I thought it would. I did bring my workout clothes and I did buy healthy snacks to eat once we got there. The fitness center wasn’t open 24 hrs. By the time it was open we were heading down to the beach and by the time we were done at the beach I was too exhausted to workout. Jordan and I did get up one morning and ran barefoot on the beach near the water where the sand is more packed and easier to walk on. We ran about a mile total and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. It was actually relaxing. I could get used to that! I guess all the swimming I did was a good workout because I didn’t gain a single pound while there! I maintained my weight all week. I was super worried because I forgot my scale and the dinners we ate weren’t exactly healthy and the healthy choices were slim pickings. So I was really happy when I woke up this morning and jumped on the scale to see I was still at the same weight I was when we left. 🙂
I have definitely missed running and working out at the gym this past week so I am super ready to get back into routine. It’s time to get those last 40 lbs out of the way! I am so ready to be done with the losing part of it and ready to work on maintaining. That part was always easier for me. Next summer I will be on the beach without a cover up!!! 🙂