Boot Camp-day ???

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My 2 sisters and I went on a Carnival cruise two weeks ago to celebrate my mom's birthday. Although she died 4 years ago, we get together once a year to celebrate her life and do something she would enjoy.

I have been quiet for some time now, just reflecting on this journey (and recovering from my vacation).

Have you noticed that vacations can sometimes be as strenuous as a 9 to whatever job lately??

...the airport (enough said)

...the overbooked plane (with seats designed by LITTLE people--Very Little People)

...the crowds (talk about a seething mass!)

...the edible temptations (especially on a cruise)

...the weather (hot as a firecracker in the Bahamas, but I survived LOL)

...did I mention that four letter word, the F.O.O.D.?

But I feel so blessed to have a few days away from everything, and to spend time with my beautiful sisters. (Can you say DIVA? The two of them together can stop traffic!)

So--back on track...

Believe it or not, I tracked my food and exercised everyday. I printed out the boot camp video instructions, used the fitness room on the ship, AND drank my water daily. I even blogged (I'll post one of them later).

It's just that, on this ship, Internet access was expensive and unreliable, so I couldn't post any thing , or keep up with my Spark Friends.

Bummer with a capital B.

Am I on track, though? There's good news and there's not as good news:

...I didn't gain any weight!

...I didn't lose any weight!

But I feel like a million bucks inside from all the exercise (mostly walking), water, sun, camaraderie and---

...Did I mention FOOD? Fresh fruit everyday, luscious meals, attentive service---and I didn't have to clean up after myself. (That's a blessing right there!)

Thanks for all the goodies and encouraging comments while I was gone; it was great to come back to all that positive energy!!

I am glad to be home, though, because, as we all know....

...THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Welcome back! I missed you and your boot camp blogs! Sounds like a wonderful vacation with your sisters. What a grand idea to honor your mother's memory.

    And, OK, I've been on a cruise. The fact that you did not gain weight with awesome food available pretty much 24/7 is incredible. Terrific job!
    2845 days ago
    Good to have you back my friend! Wow, I am proud of you to keep up your diligence with the exercise and food temptations. Not gaining is a MIRACLE. Your trip sounds so nice with your sisters, what a great thing to do to celebrate your mom's life.
    Dang, I wish I had a sister, only a brother and both my parents and my brother have passed away, so I am an orphan.
    Luckily I have my great husband and kids to keep me from missing everyone too much.
    Have a lovely rest of the week.
    2845 days ago
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