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Laguna Niguel Heaven

O.K.  I’m officially deciding to blog once a week on Fridays!!  Let’s see if I can keep this up!  Today is all about our Laguna Niguel trip!!  We had a great time!  Staying at the Ritz Carlton all week made me feel completely out of touch with the world.  How nice to have water given to you all day long and someone to clean your room nearly three times a day while leaving chocolates on your bed.  Not to mention how beautiful the surroundings are!!  I took these pictures off the internet, but it looked exactly like this:

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Lucky me, the weather wasn’t my favorite.  Everyone kept talking about the 80-90 degree heat wave that we’d just missed the week before.  It was mostly cloudy with a few sun bursts here and there.  Every morning and night I’d wrap up in a blanket and sit by the fire!

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This is a view of the hotel and the path that I’d run down.  The glass part of the hotel was the gym.  It overlooked the ocean.  I’d workout and watch the surfers!  I loved running at sea level and feeling like a hot shot!  This morning as I ran back home with my friends I realized how much of a hot shot I am not!  I did get a good 4, 9.5, and a 5 miler in this week.  I’m hoping to get another 6 miler tomorrow!!  I’m crash running for my 1/2 marathon next Saturday!  I’m looking forward to it.  My sister is running it too and we haven’t ran a race together in a long time!!!

Here are a few selfies from the trip in the fancy pants bathroom.  I love my little birdie swim cover up!  The second one is an outfit a 17 year old would wear!  My husband picked that one out for me to wear around Laguna Beach!  Oh geez!!  I’m too old for that (:  The last one is my LBD for the fancy party that we had on the last night.

IMG_6826photo 4-2photo 5My favorite day was the 1st day because of the anticipation for the rest of the week!!  I always think that way (:  Love anticipation!  Here are the rest of our pictures!  I loved the fancy theater we went to one day!  It had reclining chairs and they served you food.  Very fun.  We saw the movie Age of Adeline, which I loved too!

Sitting by my fire!

photo 2-14 photo 2 photo 3-2 photo-4One of these days I’ll get a better camera too (:  O.K.  we made it back home last night.  I’m all confused getting back into the groove of things!  I felt like it was Monday!  I had to be reminded again about what I do all day!  Laundry, dishes, driving children all over the world (: It’s always good to come home!

I slid off my eating regimen near the end of the trip, but I’ll get back on!  I’ve loved my healthy challenge that I’m doing with my friends.  It’s fun to hear of everyone’s successes!  Next week, I’ll be concentrating on my 1/2!!  I love running, but I think I like lifting more!  My body changes more with weights!  Last week I had my body composition done at the gym!  I was surprised when my body fat came in at 14.3%.  It actually suggested that I gain body fat!!  HAHAHAHAHAHA!  It showed all sorts of numbers and stats too!  Interesting!

That’s all I got for today!!  I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend celebrating Mom’s day!!!  Make a yummmy treat with lots of Sugar in it!! (:  And then tell yourself this:

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Sunny berries, mint green, and body fat

I LOVE May, June, and July.  This time of year always seems to fly so I need to take advantage of each day!!  For my memory exercise, here is a recap of my fabulous and beautiful weekend.

HIGHLIGHTS: 

1-Baseball game!  Being in the sun, seeing the kids run around, chatting with friends, oh and of course watching the game!

2-Weeding!  That wasn’t really fun, but since it was SUNNY I loved being in the yard!

3-Playing!  Saturday, all the kids had more than one friend over and it was in and out all day!

4-Body Fat Test!  Yes, I’m goofy.  My friends laugh at me for doing it!  

5-Dinner party!  We had a group of 4 couples and their families over for dinner on Sunday.  28 people!  I made yummy Hawaiian Haystacks and meatballs and the others brought salad, rolls, and dessert!  It was fun catching up, laughing, and watching the kids play! 

This post will be a little bit of everything since I’m going to sign off until May 15th!!!  My personal trainer test is in 2 weeks and I need to spend every second I have studying.  As usual, I’m constantly finding motivation through goals and challenges.  I’m going back to my NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS and I’m actually going to do them for the month of May!!  So far, I have not kept them.  Isn’t that good of me?  Eating will be healthy and yummy!!  Check this out!  So pretty!

tumblr_mll44ylu6A1s631nvo1_500It is berry season and they are sooooooo good for you.  Eat berries EVERY DAY!!!!  

Next, my outfits for April were a little weak.  I lost one picture and we missed a couple Sundays, so here’s what I got!!

Mint green!  A favorite!

Mint green! A favorite!

This top had my name on it!

This top had my name on it!

I bought the dress and the top at a cute little boutique in Amelia Island.  I like to buy something you don’t see at home!

Just  a few more details about my body fat results.  I was real close to what I was 6 months ago.  My weight was down a pound?  131 and my body fat was up!  It came in at 18.99%  So funny!  I had said I didn’t want it to be higher than that.  I give myself about a B- for effort too so that’s not too bad.  I should have been more strict on the diet.  I really hope I pass my PT test because I want to get started on my competition training!  I know it will be a great asset to my clients and I’m looking forward to learning more about nutrition and weights.  And of course I will share all my great advice!

Keep it up!!  Get back to your goals!  Refocus!!!  I had a major sugar hangover this weekend.  My run with my friends this morning was much needed!!!  And most especially, DON’T  STRESS!!!  I was happy one of my friends gave me the compliment that I don’t stress out!  I like that!!

Simply beautiful!

Simply beautiful!

Enjoy your spring running!  Wish my Luck!  Relax, Breathe, Laugh,and Love!!

Always look up!

I came across a beautiful picture and a quote to go with it the other day.  If I was really good at the computer I would have put this quote in the poppy field.

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I like to challenge myself and beat all odds.  This quote can be applied to many aspects of life!  Mostly, I would love to be running in a place like this and then collapse in a field of poppies*

Today is a busy day!  I’ll keep up with it…funny note, to be more FITish, I went to see what my body fat % was with the caliper method at Max Muscle.  He checked the back of my arm, side, and thigh.  Hmmm….I don’t believe it, 13.88%.  Really that’s 14% I know!  The hydrostatic way said 17.42% 6 months ago.  Interesting, either way.  I think I have more confidence in the water way. 

My cute elderly neighbor just stopped by and told me about a place I can go to and get tons of flowers already in bloom!  You bring your own pots and they fill them up!  I will check it out tomorrow!

I’m excited to design a garden on my front porch.  Till then, I’ll droll over this one!!!  Stay away from HOUZZ!  It’s the BEST!  I like the paint color on this house too.

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Have a GREAT weekend and ENJOY the BREATH OF FRESH AIR!  So SWEET!