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Operation Bahamas Bikini

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

So the last time I took an honest-to-god vacation was in 2000. My hubby and I went to San Francisco to see his 5 year old son. It was nice. Then he finished school, we got married, bought a house, had two kids.....faced the CRAPPY economy after he graduated with a BA in fine arts. Oy. It's been rough.

He FINALLY got hired in full time at UPS about a year ago after being there 12 years part time. So the plan was to take a family vacation to Disney this fall. Then my friend and i got to talking: She turns 30 in January, and I turn 40, so she decided we should go someplace fun to celebrate. Atlantis came up, and before you know it, I'm showing pics to the girls and they are totally on board. The more I thought about it, my husband and i HATE crowds. And my 6 year old? She has absolutely NO patience. Tell her to wait in line for 2.5 hours for one ride and you might as well pack the bags and hop back on the plane home. So the Bahamas it is! Only catch was since we're traveling with my friend and her husband, we have to work around her school schedule, so it's been scheduled for March 11-16 of next year. Still a year off, but that gives me time to get FABULOUS for my 40th. And honestly, I AM bothered by that number; I am very grateful I've lived a healthy happy life that has been longer than some are given a shot at, and I'm going to TRY to take it in stride, it's just I am afraid at how terribly fast the past 10 years have gone by. I can't say I am where I wanted to be at this juncture in my life, and I certainly never figured I would be 38 before I had financial help from my husband....so things are a little behind where I'd like them to be. *sigh*

Anywho, that's a blog for another day! Here's the villa we have secured:

Steps from the beach! 5 minutes from Atlantis. I want to take off the 10-15 I've gained back before then. I want to keep running so my legs are big and FIERCE and not just big and jiggly. I am willing to say "stretch marks be d@mned!" and throw my lack of confidence to the wind and for the first time in public since I was 15 rock a bikini!

My work is cut out for me. I'm going to try the 21 day sugar detox because I have a HUGE sugar addiction. And then just try to keep going on the Paleo/gluten free front.
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