I exist! Really I do!
Not just a figment of someone’s imagination that was left in Mexico somewhere, nope, nope, not at all!
While I still have so many hours of photo editing, which means the vacation isn’t yet COMPLETELY over, I have had a nice gentle return to reality (thanks to my team at work, you did a GREAT job giving me plenty of time to catch up and reacquaint myself with choices slightly more serious than the lido deck or the promenade). So, I suppose I should announce here that… IM BAAAAACK!
A few random thoughts from the trip while I make the pictures pretty…
Great vacation weather > shitty vacation weather > no vacation. However, when some of your activities are based upon light and visibility, sometimes shitty vacation weather puts a damper on things. Especially when the ocean in Roatan decides to attack you instead of being nice, when you were looking forward to it most of all, but more on that later. ><
Wind nor rain nor crappy visibility nor currentous waters will not keep me from my fishies though!!!
A fantastic way to make sure you don’t gain weight on vacation is to develop a minor stomach bug at the end of it (thankfully, just enough to have a slightly upset stomach, not enough to ruin my vacation). Seriously, the scale today said 1.2 lbs lower than I weighed the day before I got on the boat, and my appetite is definitely what it was before, if not lower. I’m definitely not loving the not-100% feeling that I’m feeling but I’m trying to find the silver lining here… 🙂
Going on vacation with family members who’s main goal is to eat all the food makes not eating like an asshole YOURSELF a challenge, but one that I did not completely fail. One that I didn’t completely succeed at, for sure, as referenced by the midnight pizza
one two nights, and the unfortunate discovery of bags of potato chips freely given at the deli counter, but obviously, I didn’t gain back all the weight I lost since March like I feared I would.
Coral rash sucks, but sucks more for the coral. 🙁
One thing that helped was the gym was SUPER nice. Unfortunately our schedules didn’t sync up with any spin classes like we hoped, but they had nice new cardio machines and a boatload of kettlebells which I used every day we weren’t in port (and port days included between 1.5-3 hours in the water so I wasn’t completely slacking there either). While you can’t out exercise a crappy diet, you can at least account for a few beers or extra bread and butter with dinner with some activity and I did my damndest.
And finally, I’m not entirely sure if there’s anything more relaxing than a sports massage on the beach after a few margaritas listening to the sound of the rain. If I need to go to a happy place in the future, Costa Maya will be in my arsenal. 🙂
Moar later. For now, I’m reacquainting myself with vegetables and gentle workouts (my body is not quite ready for anything ass kicking yet) and opening up the calorie tracker for the first time in a few weeks and stopping by Snap Kitchen on the way home for easy peasy healthy food to get me through to the weekend when I can make some of my own. Life. And back to it.