Oh man, I’m exhausted.
Woke up, had breakfast, 1 mile walk, went to the hotel gym for an hour or so then basically relaxed on the beach/ at the pool for awhile. Had lunch, went on a walk to a park with Dave, Eve and Sadie… While there we saw a huge Hawaiian turtle stick it’s head out of the water and swim around… Didn’t see too closely though…
Also, and most importantly, I was able to rent a bicycle for an entire week for only $80! :)
And right away rode 6 miles up and down hills into Lahaina so I could get my ass kicked at Crossfit. I really enjoyed the box here, can’t wait to go back tomorrow. The 12 miles of biking in 85 degrees (when its 19 at home) doesn’t help me have energy to spare but I’ll make it happen.
I’m starting to wish I could live here. The people are so friendly and I’m noticing a difference in myself already, as I always do in warm sunny weather. 1.) I’m feeling very happy and motivated 2.) I WANT to be outside and be active. 3.) my back isn’t hurting nearly as much (injury left me with pain and some stiffness when it’s cold -little arthritis).
I know how expensive living here is, the extra cost of food, gas etc. But I’m a also someone able to live simply. I can go without a lot in exchange for happiness. I wonder if there are many jobs for CNAs around here? Hmmmmm :) I’m just dreaming
First full day in Hawaii is a success!!!!!
I woke up @6, had my usual breakfast (eggs, apple chicken sausage, veggies) and hydrated myself before heading out for a beach walk! So pretty! I could get used to this…after noticing there were never any large waves I walked closer to the packed sand near water and stopped watching. My bad… A few minutes later a big wave hit me and soaked me clear up to my waist! I yelled “shit” and a couple nearby laughed… :)
While I was wet, I headed back towards the hotel because if there is one thing that drives me nuts, it’s wearing wet pants. This is a problem living in Washington State when it rains so much!
On my walk back, I decided to hit up the gym before going to the room. Yes. Not only did I walk in wet pants… I ended up exercising in them for over an hour…I’m definitely crazy.
I did a mile on the treadmill, some leg and arm machines then my brother showed up and recommended we pay a small fee for a better gym in the other building. We walked over there and I did 5k on a bike, calf raises on stairs and used the free weights a little bit.
After the gym, went and had a snack, “swam” at the pool with my sister in law(Eve) and niece(Sadie), had lunch, lounged around a couple hours then went back to the pool, hung out, then we ate dinner with my Dad and his wife(Jenn)… Busy day, not too much laziness… :) :)
Oh yeah, forgot to mention, that mile I did on the treadmill… I jogged 3 minutes straight and could have kept going a little longer but I had to drink water. May not be a big deal to some but is to me. I will see how I do tomorrow! ;)
AND another thing! Most excited to learn there are bike and moped rentals. My plan had been to walk the 4 miles to and from Crossfit for a week but turns out its 5 miles and it’s a busy busy BUSY highway. I think riding a bike on the shoulder would be more realistic :)
Made it to maui alive!
I just want to say, I was getting frustrated that I had NO activity today whatsoever. I was getting mad at myself for not doing push ups, squats, etc while waiting to board for 2 hours then sitting on my butt for 6 hour flight….
That all disappeared when we landed, got the rental car, and not 15 minutes later my Dad pulled over so everyone could get snacks/food at fast food.
Who was the one who didn’t eat the entire plane ride because they served cheesy pasta and nasty looking salad? And who is also the only one who didn’t get fast food even though she was HUNGRY?! that’s right. Me.
It’s not that I WANTED to eat that crap… But I was super hungry. I wanted something healthy and to get that I had to wait another 3 hours before I could go grocery shopping and cook up my delicious nutritious meal!!
Is it weird that I took a picture of all them eating fries and then of my meal @ the condo? :)
So, now that I’m showered and laying in bed about to pass out, I have still had zero activity today uNless you count 30 minutes of floating in a pool…Which sucks… But hey, I’ll definitely be making up for it tomorrow.
It’s 3:30am and I straightened my hair for the trip. I rarely do this because i have such thick, curly/ish, coarse hair that it takes awhile. I think I’m going to start doing it more often - now that my bangs are grown out it looks a whole lot better. :)
On another note, I haven’t figured out how I am going to keep track of my weight while in Hawaii. At home, I regularly weigh in a minimum of 2x per day. A little excessive? My mind won’t stop thinking about it… If the gym doesn’t have one, I think I’ll be purchasing a cheaper scale that I can just leave behind. 10 days is a long time to go without knowing where I am…
Anyone else weigh themselves this much? I don’t think it’s bad since it doesn’t throw me off track or bring me down if I gain or stay the same. Just didn’t realize I’d have some anxiety over the possibility of not weighing myself for ten entire days! Silly :)
I’ve also been thinking: what do I do for breakfast this morning? I normally get up and eat around 5-6… And I don’t want to throw off my system by having breakfast too early. I decided to eat some fruit/veggie now, a little chicken right before we leave and prep some chicken, nuts and veggies for lunch at the airport.
Time to get ready!!! Eeeee!!!
Tomorrow morning, at 4:30am (or earlier depending on if the snow keeps coming), my family and I will be heading to Seattle for the airport! Hawaii, here we come!!!
Having not traveled for a few years, I completely overpacked… I just want to be able to have choices for outfits and be able to wear all the cute clothes that fit me now before they are too BIG to wear. The next opportunity I will have to wear them is late June when it finally starts warming up around here, and let me tell you I have no intentions on fitting into the same clothes I fit in now! I plan on at least being a couple sizes smaller…
We all know who won’t be getting ANY sleep tonight ;)