This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 9 and 3 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Friday, July 1, 2011

My Summertime Plan

Have I kept you wondering where we are taking our big trip to in a couple of months??? Here!

I am so freakin excited. I really wanted to take Nick to Cancun this summer as part of his 30th birthday extravaganza...but things didn't quite work out that way this year. I was going into ocean-withdrawal and promised myself that SOMEHOW we would see a beach this year! Well the time came--Southwest airlines had a huge 3-day sale on flights and I snagged us super cheap tickets to Ft. Lauderdale, FL!

Neither of us have visited Florida, we have only passed thru. I knew I didn't want to go to the Gulf side--I wanted the ocean!! I have been researching all of the amazing things there are to see and do in southern Florida and it looks like we will have a blast.

Some things on the list are....

Everglades National Forest

Riding a fanboat in the Everglades!

Biscayne Bay National Park

Key Largo

John Pennekamp National Park in the Keys

Wow! We are going to snorkel our little buns off!

And this brings me to my summertime plan! I have finally found a workout that I can "enjoy". I hate getting all hot and sweaty, I refuse to pay a gym, and my home gym doesn't really work my whole body. So what have I found? Swimming! I'm not talking about splashing around in a pool and floating on rafts...I'm referring to hardcore lap-swimming under and above water. I have done it twice this week and it works me from head to toe!

I've got it down to a pretty good system. On my days off I put Brad down for his nap around 1pm then I go sunbathe my back for about 10 minutes. By then I'm sweating my cahonas off and I proceed to kick my own butt in the pool until I'm literally panting for air and aching so much I can barely float. Then I shake off and sunbathe my front for about 10 minutes and go in! I should be able to do this at least 3 days a week, so I figure in two months I should be tan, toned, and a little lighter!

I have been wanting to get off these last 10 pesky pounds but they seem happy to stay. You may scoff when I say I want to get off only 10 pounds, but I have to work to maintain my weight. I watch what I eat, I stay active, and I'm always on my feet at work. I get amused by people who lay around watching TV all day then gripe about how overweight they are. If someone really wants to get the weight off, they can do it! A few years ago, I realized I was 40lbs overweight and I took steps to lose it and not get it back. I always support others who are PROACTIVE in their own health and follow thru with their goals.

So yeah! That's basically what I'm going to be doing this summer--working, swimming, keeping my household running smoothly and cleanly while trying to squeeze in some craft time here and there.


1 comment:

  1. The water in the pics look so inviting! I'm sure you'll have a fun time and remember your trip always. It'll be here before you know it!


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