Well hello there! It’s Wednesday and I am still on vacation, but I wanted to pop in and let you know that I was back and had a wonderful (tiring) time. Seeing the ocean for the first time was really amazing and such a beautiful thing to see.
The drive to Alabama turned out to be super super long. A 9 hour trip turned into a nearly 13 hour drive. It seems that there were others that wanted to go to the beach this past weekend. Ahhh, traffic. It was horrible. There were a couple of work zones that left us bumper to bumper. I had my nephew in my car with me at the time and thankfully he forced me to keep my composure. Lol!
**I am currently watching Extreme Weight Loss at the time of this posting and let me just say that when people make the decision to lose weight it really can be empowering. Inspiring. It reminds me of why I made that same choice.
Back to vacation….
There were also an accident that caused some major traffic jams. And the final crowd of cars was when this four lane turned into two and then a tunnel. We were all trying to get to the same place!
The goal was to get there some time around 3:00, unpack and then head back to town to get some groceries. That didn’t happen, but I was actually ok with that. We ended up stopping at this amazing place called Lulu’s. The atmosphere alone was worth the two hour wait to get something to eat.
Can I just say that you really don’t even need to fix your hair if you are going to the beach…
These Mahi Mahi fish taco’s were amazing at Lulu’s!
My brother was going to splash his adorable son and yet this is an example of how unpredictable the ocean is….. a wave came up and splashed him instead!
I was only there for a couple of days, but I really did have a great time. It did rain everyday that I was there, but that was ok too. When it was raining, I was spending time with my family or reading. I made some conscious choices to eat healthy, but I also really enjoyed myself and ate donuts, chocolate and chocolate covered pretzels. Yum, yum, yum.
Yesterday I got up bright and early (4:30) and was on the road by 4:57…. With only two stops, I made it home in 8 1/2 hours! No traffic and no delays!! Once I got home, I quickly realized that I was out of groceries and knew that I would have to head to town at some point in the day.
But I couldn’t at that moment, I actually had to crash. My body was telling me to rest and rest in a big way.
Groceries were purchased and for the rest of the day I walked around like a zombie.
Got up this morning and hit my workout and just finished breakfast (two eggs and one waffle)…. So now I am ready to just enjoy my last day of being off.
How about a run this afternoon?? I think I just might!