A blog overdue.. (I need help with travel tips)

Monday, July 02, 2012

To Start off it is not long until my trip overseas now. I have roughly 7 weeks to go.... That has flown....
I have my dress which is beautiful but I am not looking like I wanted to in it. I am a little pudgy in the tummy and my arms arent as toned as I would like and neither is the back (bit of back fat going on.) So it is my mission for the next 7 weeks to correct these flaws. I am using turbo fire as well as running. I have started doing the sculpt and tone dvd as I can feel every muscle has been worked after using that one. My arms especially. I also am enjoying running again. It is cold here so it takes some pushing to get me out the door but once I start I am invigorated. The first time I went last week I hadn't run for months and I thought I would do my favorite run which is "the mount" It is a local race track (for cars) and it is steep. Any way I walk up (run a little bit of it upwards) and it is brisk walk. I was going up and I turned and saw these two women behind me any way I made it my mission that they were not going to get passed me. They didn't I left them for dead. I got to the top and then ran. Ran ran.... I felt it as I hadn't run in quite some time but man it felt good.

Now I am after some travel advice...
Does any one have any tips for me for plane travel, packing what to pack necessities to take etc....
I will be flying from Sydney to Abu Dhabi, (2 hour wait there) then onto Heathrow (8 hour wait there) then onto Reykjavik (get in at 12 am)
I have never travelled overseas before and need all the advice I can get.
I am going to Iceland, london, cotswolds for the wedding, Dublin 3 days then drive Ireland 9 days then onto Paris then to Munich for octoberfest.



Cotswolds and Barnsley house (where the wedding is.)




So here is pictures that are inspiring me and getting me so excited for the trip.
Have a wonderful day Im off to work off my fat.....
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    you are going to see ALOT on your trip. so exciting! definitely bring a great book and something to rest your head on for naps-you won't regret it.

    you can accomplish tons in 7 weeks-fitness wise. i'm cheering you on.
    2450 days ago
    So much great advice here! I can't think of anything to add except maybe some antibacterial hand wipes? A quick wipe up just in case....
    Your trip sounds super fantastic-have a great time!
    2451 days ago
    sounds like a fantastic trip that you have planned. Can't advise at all as I have never been overseas. Enjoy yourelf and have great time.

    2452 days ago
    Good luck! I've flown from Boston to Australia three times (two Brisbane, one Sydney). There's no getting around the fact that a looooong flight sucks. Bring something good to read and maybe a Benadryl to help you sleep.
    2452 days ago
    Wow what a fabulous trip - I am so jealous - your exercise plan sounds great to achieve your goals.
    My tips would be these:

    Wear comfortable clothes on the plane - loose fitting - some even take a light tracksuit and get changed for the flight.

    My feet always swell so wear comfortable shoes like ballet slippers or sneakers which are a bit loose - the first time I flew to London I took my shoes off on the plane early in the trip and then walked through Heathrow in bare feet cause I couldn't get them back on - lesson learned. Take socks cause your feet can get cold. I also take a light pashmina in my carryon to wrap around my shoulders on the plane - can get cold and the blankets that they give you are quite small.

    Many larger airports have a stopover lounge or similar where you can have a shower, wash your hair (mine gets oily very quickly) even get a massage etc which will make the time go more quickly.

    Some also have airport hotels with rooms by the hour so you can have a sleep especially on the long Heathrow stop - not sure if you can leave the airport but you may like to take the underground into the city for a bit of sightseeing - although you will probably be exhausted if you don't sleep on the plane. You can google each airport to see what facilities are there.

    My skin gets very dry so I take a small toiletries bag with some mousturiser, toothbrush and paste, hotel sized shampoo and conditioner, and a small microfibre quick dry towel( like swimmers use) - makeup is up to you - if you are happy without it, then don't wear it - it will be destroyed by the time you get there anyway.

    You need to have all these liquids in a clear plastic bag at the airport when you leave Australia - not sure if they have relaxed this rule - there was some talk of it but not sure if it has happened yet.

    There is always a rush for the toilet/bathroom on the plane about an hour before landing so be prepared to freshen up early - wash face, clean teeth, freshen makeup etc before the rush.

    Make sure that you get up and move around the plane and stretch regularly.

    Don't be too tempted by the alcohol on the plane - water is better for you - and doesn't dehydrate like the alcohol - and you need your wits about you at customs - not pleasant to be hungover when you are being asked questions at a strange airport!!

    Some of the places you are visiting will be cold, so take layers of clothing which can be removed as needed.

    There is also a govt website where you can register your travel arrangements - I think it is

    As you can tell, I am a classic over-preparer, you will have a great time - relax and enjoy the flight and your incredible trip.

    2452 days ago
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