Now, I've talked a lot about my beach trip lately because I am supa excited. I love a good beach trip and this one has a special meaning. Saturday will be our 1 year wedding anniversary! Hooray...what a crazy, busy, fun and incredibly fast year it's been. I am so looking forward to spending a long weekend away with my lover boy.
The last time I went to the beach I weighed 204 pounds. We got engaged on that trip. I am excited to go back to the beach, weighing a lot less, even if I'm not exactly where I want to be. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous to gain 4+ pounds from liquor and bad food choices, though. I should say, I am not a big drinker at all. I drink maybe once a month, and it's a glass of wine or two. Beach trips are a little different though. I might drink a bottle of wine a day, (whoa nah!)... I am going to be realistic and say I won't be eating chicken breasts and vegetables for dinner. I'm going to allow myself to live a little and eat something good. This being said, I want my eating to be as healthy as possible all day long, so that my cheats at night don't ruin my hard work thus far and my Operation Red Bikini goal.
I asked ya'll on IG for some healthy beach snack ideas and boy did you deliver. I got so many suggestions! I needed all the help I could get because my past beach snacks have included Lunchables and chips and dip. For real. Here are the great ideas you had:
- Fruit (cherries, pineapple, watermelon and a ton of you suggested frozen grapes)
- Fresh salsa
- Cheese (someone suggested pepperjack with fresh pineapple!...can you say yum!?)
- Turkey pepperoni chips
- Trail mix
- Pretzel chips, carrots or celery with hummus
- String cheese
- Boiled eggs
- Spinach dip made with fat free Greek yogurt, using Knorr brand veggie dip mix
All of these sound so good! We are doing our shopping once we get to our destination so I have an ongoing list of things we'll need. So many of these made that list, thanks to all of you:)
I feel prepared and I'm not gonna sweat it if I eat a cheeseburger and drink some wine. It's vacation!
I'm getting in another session with my trainer tomorrow, since we're leaving right after work on Thursday. Today we worked legs so I'm pretty sure I won't be able to walk tomorrow. Any takers on pushing me in my wheelchair?
In other vacation-related news...bathing suits. I am in fact bringing the red bikini but I won't be taking any photos in it. Sorry world (be glad I'm doing you all a favor...) I ordered two other bikinis to wear and decided I'd keep the one I liked the most. Problem is I can't decide! These are the two I have:
(minimizes bust, which I love, and the print is more my style..will leave a hellish tan line, though; wearing with a solid black bottom)
(not crazy about the print but the top fits really well)
You will eventually see me in one of these suits as part of my "before", after I make some more changes.