So how did I do with that you ask?
Ok. Not great, not terrible.
I did run, albeit it was once and only 25 minutes but I still made the effort to lace up my sneakers and get out there.
I ate healthy foods like fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, chicken and rice.
I definitely relaxed..by the pool..on the beach..in the hotel lobby...in my room...pretty much everywhere I could! I read trashy gossip magazines, started a new book and caught up with my best friend. In the relaxation department I think I get top marks!
On the flip side I also ate not so healthy things like donuts, chocolate and ice cream. But c'mon, it was free and unlimited! Whats a girl to do really?
I also drank more then I needed to and paid the price big time. I don't have any photos to share of that moment...you're welcome for that!
And I ended up with health issues has a result of not taking proper care of my self and my eyes. Stupid mistake and one that I can't afford to make again. Seeing is kind of a big deal to me!!
If you ever take any of my advice (despite any medical certification or training) please remember to take out your contact lenses when you sleep. Hypoxia is a scary, painful and inconvenient thing. Take my word for it.
So yes, there were lessons learned on this vacation such as: one tequila, two tequila three tequila...you're sick as a dog and will miss the much awaited trip on a catamaran. But even more importantly I came back with a refreshed perspective and the knowledge that I need to:
- take more time to relax on a regular basis and not wait for an annual vacation to decompress.
- accept the things I cannot change. To put it bluntly, shit happens. Sometimes you can't do anything but go with it.
- embrace who you are right now. I'm not at my ideal weight and all my pants are a little snug but I am confident and I feel good about the me that I am and that I will be. Getting back on track with my healthy little life will only add to that sentiment. But for now I am comfortable enough to post a *gasp* bathing suit picture and not care who see it or what he/she might think about it either!!
Self-love as a souvenir? I'll take it!
So tell me, whats the best thing you ever brought home from vacation?