Today I began to pack for my very first carry on only trip that I will be taking very soon with the merry band of travelers that I often have the opportunity to play with. For this trip one of the gang was able to snag 5 nights in a Hacienda at the Fairmont Heritage Place in Acapulco, when asked it took my husband and I about 2.5 seconds to say Si, to this one! We will have access to a washer and dryer so packing should be a breeze right?
I have a great Lug carry on that has been getting a work out lately. I have a couple of skorts, capris, one pair of longish shorts, some shirts,my toiletries. Was feeling good, organized – and then I had a nasty thought, I need bathing suits. O . M. G. Bathingsuits. As I have mentioned before I am a 50 something woman who is trying to get healthy and in shape. I don’t want to be skinny, I want to be strong and healthy, those who know we would share that I am a bit of a klutz. I need the strength to stay upright lol. Here’s the thing, I talk a good talk but don’t follow up with the game, ya know what I mean? I tried on a one piece bathing suit, strolled into the kids bathroom (where the best mirror is) and did my best not to cry. How the heck did that happen to me, back in the day I was an athlete, now I look like a sackalete.
I need a game plan, I have trips booked that will require me to be strong, agile even (GASP I hear the crowd). I need to get strong for me. Ok, here it goes walking with our 2 dogs to the top of the road and back daily is not enough. I need to add some more using my body weight, some cardio. Feeling good that I can walk longer and faster than 2 ten year old dogs should not feel like an accomplishment. So, Sunday morning first day of vacay, I am going to get up and go for a walk on the beach, a long walk. I will find a place to try out some flows, no where where anyone can see me of course, now THAT would be embarrassing. My downward dog looks like a, geez I can not even think of the words to describe it. Add some squats, some lunges…ya, I can do this. My first goal – excercise on a vacation that is supposed to be for me time.
I suck at me time, but now its here in black and white. Will keep you (if anyone else is out there) posted