Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Savouring Life...

Hey everyone and...

Happy What I Ate Wednesday to you!

Now if only I were back to where I was last week!

Seeing that I just got back from my amazing holidays...

I thought I'd share with you all the tastiness I came to enjoy while vacationing!

Can you get over the size of this rice krispies square?!

Without a doubt (and without hesitation)...

I savoured everything I came to live and eat (to the very FUllest) while exercising balance all at the same time! (Trust me, it's super easy to go overboard (not literally lol) when you have endless amounts of food available to you at all hours of the day!) 

I talked about popcorn all week and there it was when I least expected it!
Senor Frogs in Cozumel, Mexico!
Ice Cream with the family at Ben & Jerry's.
Who knew you could find an ice cream shop on a cruise ship!
Mexican food at Pancho's Backyard in Cozumel.
Holy savoury!
Cupcake decorating class on the ship!
Freedom of the Seas, Royal Caribbean.
You know a boat calls for a FU when there's a cupcake shop on board!

If anything...

I practised what I learned (on many levels) over the past few years in my journey to health and fitness...

I trained everyday.
Not because I had to but because I wanted to :)
Early morning cardio and weights.
Nothing like having an entire gym to yourself at 630 am!

And...

I simply lived to enjoy all the things this trip had to offer! (And, not just on the food front of things!)

Snorkling in Cozumel, Mexico.
I did not do this activity!
I'm a big scaredy cat!
Stingray City (in the middle of the ocean ) in the Cayman Islands.
There were no barricades or nothing.
Just a whole bunch of Stingrays in the middle of the ocean!
Taking the #FUFACE everywhere I go!
Hollywood Studios, Disney World.
Splash Mountain, Magic Kingdom.
Space Mountain, Magic Kindgom.
Priceless.

Honestly...

It felt really great to be able to let loose without having any 'rules' to follow! (Seeing that I was in prep mode for a little over 6 months for my fitness competitions, it felt great to just go with the flow in all aspects of my regime, fitness and in life. In other words, I didn't have to plan out every single portion (perhaps literally too lol) of my day and eats. I'm not complaining about my prep, just stating fact for what it was!)

Enjoying some Jerk Chicken in Falmouth, Jamaica.
Loving the grilled Salmon on board.
Trying out fresh coconut water!
Picking out my very favourite *CaNdY* from It's Sugar in the Cayman Islands.

FUrthermore...

I felt a new sense of 'normalcy' (I mean that in a balance kind of way) while I on vacation! (After spending more than half the year living and breathing competition, that specific lifestyle became my every day normal. Honestly, getting back into the swing of life on a different level was refreshing for me and it did my body and mind lots of good!)

No planning.
Just living and enjoying the moment.

To add...

I just felt at ease with everything! (Switching my mindset to something new now that I've entered into the next phase of my journey...wherever that journey may lead me to!)

Labadee, Haiti.
Our first stop on our cruise.

All in all (and in keeping this post at a reasonable length! lol)...

I want to continue feeling good and treating my body and mind right!

That being said...

Knowing that I am keeping my health in check by...

Eating well, exercising, living a balanced lifestyle as well as...

Living life to the very FUllest this I know are things that will make me feel at my very best!


I don't think you'll be surprised when I tell you that...

I'm committed to this lifestyle I've created for myself so...

I don't plan on flushing any of that away by becoming mindless in my actions towards myself and my overall well-being! (I plan on expanding my knowledge in all areas of life!)

FUFACE and all ;)

Also (I swear, this is it lol)...

If there's one thing I came to see and feel more than ever before on this trip it's that...

There is so much more to savour in life that...

We really need to dive in and not be afraid to get a taste of it all!


I also realized that I need to spend more time with myself and with those around me! (Disconnecting was the best thing I could have done in more ways than one! I really got to savour each and every moment to the very FUllest!)


Now...

With all of that being said...

Here's a collage into some of things I (we) ate while on holidays!

Enjoy! (I bet you were wondering when I was going to get to the food eh?! lol)

Breakfast.
I pretty well ate the same thing everyday.
Egg white omelette (Royal Caribbean rocks with their omelette station!), toast, PB and a side of fruit.
I also had a bowl of yogurt, granola and fruit from time to time.
I took a whole whack of Quest Bars with me to snack on and share!
Lunch.
Typically involved a salad and protein. 
Dinner.
I had amazing Jambalaya at Crossroads House of Blues in downtown Disney.
We also had some great Thai food at Thai Thani in Orlando.
Every single dinner on our cruise ship was incredible.
Most nights I opted for seafood (scallops, salmon, cod, crab)
I savoured every single bite.
Sweet nothings!
Of course I enjoyed me some sweets!
I'm not called *CaNdY FiT* for nothing ;) hehe
Best dessert on our cruise, the carrot cake!
See those huge drinks from Senor Frogs?
We should have shared our fruit smoothies as we didn't get much FUrther down than what you see there!

Have a great day friends! (I'm home sick with a really bad chest cold (I feel like poop!). At least I finally got over my 'landsickness'!)

Most awesome trip ever!
Thanks Jenn for this great link up!

Questions FU You...

What do you savour most in life?
Have you ever been on a cruise?
What's tasty in your Wednesday?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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Monday, July 29, 2013

#MIMM: Feeling Refreshed...

Hey everyone!

Doesn't it feel like it's been 11 days since we last spoke...

Oh wait...

It has been! (Time sure sails on by when you're on a cruise ship hehe!)

Labadee, Haiti <3

Today...

I just wanted to quickly check in to tell you all how marvelous my family vacation was...

On our way to Magic Kingdom, Disney World.
Feeling the magic.
Hollywood Studios, Disney World.
Formal night on the cruise.
We went to Disney first then, on our cruise :)

And...

How good I am feeling both mentally and physically since disconnecting from it all! (And instead, focusing myself on connecting with myself, SuperFit, my family and of course, my surroundings!)

Enjoying some time in the marvelous sun!

Honestly...

I am feeling so refreshed (aside from this cold I'm trying to rid myself of!)...

Enjoying fresh coconut water in Falmouth, Jamaica.

And...

I am feeling so easy breezy overall! (Everything seems so much clearer now that I've had time to clear my mind and focus on just living and being...in the moment!)

Sailing on the Freedom of the Seas, Royal Carribean.

Did I mention I found my running mojo while on holidays?!


Yep...

I ran 1 hour every day on vacation and it felt FUreakin' marvelous!


Perhaps it had something to do with the new shoes I got! (And the view I had while running on the treadmill lol)

Nike, Lunarlon

On top of running...

Both SuperFit and I had a great time trying out all of the exercise equipment on the cruise ship!

We got so excited when we saw all the new toys we had to play with!

No doubt...

We had nothing but marvelous workouts while on vacation!

We did not do this on purpose lol

All in all...

This time away really gave me the opportunity to...

Reconnect with so much more that I'd imagined that...

Not for one second am I not...

GrateFUl for everything that I came to experience and feel with those I love so much! (I feel so blessed!)

Needless to say...

Disconnecting was the best thing I could have done for me and those around me! (I'm so happy I took the time I knew I needed because I totally benefited from it, words cannot explain!)

Tiki Beach, Grand Cayman.

As the days go by (and as I settle back into my home routine, applying what I've learned while away)...

I will continue to share parts of my holidays with you all so that you can see and enjoy the things we came to do as we all connected with one another!

Cupcake making class on board!

Until then...

Have a marvelous day and...

Know that I missed you all!

Talk soon!

Happy :)

Questions FU You...

When's the last time you went on a family vacation/getaway?
What's marvelous in your Monday?


Thanks Katie for this great link up!

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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