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Turks&Caicos pics (overload)!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I'm having a very bad case of "back to reality" today. Our vacation was AMAZING! I did everything I wanted to do including snorkeling, sailing, and trapeze!! One morning it rained briefly and the rest of the time was gorgeous, mostly sunny, mid-high 80s but it wasn't too hot because there was a constant breeze, and the water was probably around 78 degrees. I did however get sunburned, which I know, is very bad!! But I applied SPF liberally and re-applied, so I really don't know where I went wrong :(

Anyway, without further ado, here are some pics:




and here's me on the TRAPEZE!! omg it was kind of scary (you are not hooked into the safety cords until AFTER you climb the shaking ladder and stand on the platform) but so incredibly fun!



So we learned a couple "basic" trapeze tricks, the first was swinging off the platform, tucking up to a knee hang and swinging back arching, then re-grabbing your hands and let your legs go, then swing to a back flip and off. The second one, was "the catch" so as you'll see in the last pic there is a second bar, and you do the same trick as before but when you arch away you grab hold to another person (the trapeze professional) who holds your hands and you let go so you swing from them. OMG so crazy but fun!

As far as health and fitness goes, I think I broke even, the trip was full of food (and alcohol) and I tried to make good choices for the most part, but I had to adjust to three meals a day and I'm not used to filling myself like that because I usually eat 5-6 small meals/snacks a day. Then we of course did stay active with all the above mentioned activities plus swimming, walking the beach, walking the resort, and dancing at night (although that usually involved alcoholic beverages so then again maybe not so much lol) I'm having a hard time getting back on track b/c I came home to blah weather, especially in comparison to what I was just in, and just getting "back to reality" in general. Wah! lol I know I'm whiney, I just want to go back to the island! emoticon
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IRP1114 5/14/2013 4:18PM

    Wow! So cool!! Thanks for sharing ; )! I would miss it too! And you look freaking fantastic. No wonder you are in no rush to get back to feeling deprived. You just need to think of it as maintaining what you have for now. Don't beat yourself up for not being super motivated at the moment.

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SQUIRRELLYONE 5/14/2013 11:08AM

    OH EM GEE! SO MUCH AWESOME!

Welcome home, but SO JEALOUS I WANNA DO A TRAPEZE CLASS!

You do look phenomenal in that bikini, BTW. I'm a little jealous: I can't wear the bandeau-style. I need way more support.

It looks like it was fabulous! *green (literally)*

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HFAYE81 5/10/2013 10:46AM

    AWESOME!!! So glad you had a great time!

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ELISELOVE1 5/9/2013 2:37PM

    what great pictures!

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KABMPH 5/9/2013 2:32PM

    The Turks and Caicos is my favorite vacation spot. I've been 4x now!

This year my BF and I are doing something different, though: road trip through NM and AZ to the Grand Canyon and then onto Vegas.

He is still itching to go to the TCI and I'm encouraging him to for a long weekend alone! Glad you loved it.

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GOLMAR25 5/9/2013 2:21PM

    Looks like such a fun trip!! So jealous.... Pics look amazing!

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STODD251 5/9/2013 2:12PM

    Sounds like an amazing trip! Although, I would also be very sad to return...

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CHODGES83 5/9/2013 11:24AM

    Looks beautiful and sounds like you had a tremendous time!

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PAMDAQTPI 5/9/2013 10:27AM

    Where can I sign up!?

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BONOLICIOUS2 5/9/2013 8:42AM

    Ummmmmmmm these pictures MUST be fake. They are fake right?! Places so beautiful really DO exist?! Where did you guys stay, if you don't mind me asking? Because I WANT TO GO THERE - wow it looks so amazing!!!!!

And woah trapeze?!?!?! TOTALLY COOL! You guys must have had the best trip, no wonder you're having a tough time readjusting!

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RYDERB 5/8/2013 10:33PM

    Wow! Sounds like an incredible trip. Thank for sharing your beautiful pictures. You look amazing too! Welcome back.

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TARANITUP 5/8/2013 8:08PM

    Gorgeous!!!!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 5/8/2013 8:08PM

    Love your photos! The trapeze sounds scary, but fun! The weather here has been so blah, so I totally understand taking a bit to get back in the swing of things. Glad you had a fun vacation!

ps- where'd you get your swimsuit? I've been looking for a cute bandeau top that doesn't smoosh everything down!

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LYNSEY723 5/8/2013 7:17PM

    Beautiful pictures! Sounds like you had a great trip! I totally want to try trapeze!!!!!! So fun!

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