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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Aloha From Maui

Exploring Maui with Jake and Dani www.fatgurlinside.comThought I would drop in and let you all know what I'm up to this week and why you didn't hear from me on Wednesday or Friday. The hubby and I are in Maui on a much needed vacation for 10 days! This vacation may get extended a bit though, as in FOREVER!!! This place is magical and gorgeous!!!

While I did bring PiYo on vacation with me, I may not get to it as there are so many other ways we are getting some exercise in while we are here! The first day we walked about 5 miles in all exploring the local area. The second day we went surfing and for anyone that has gone surfing before you know that it's a workout! Especially when you have to paddle against the current for 2 hours! We have lots more active fun ahead and I will be sure to let you all know about them, but for now I will leave you a few tips on how to not sabotage yourself while on vacation!

Get moving!

While in the airport awaiting our next flight the hubby and I both spent some time working out and walking. Yes, we may have gotten a few stares while doing 220 crunches, pushups and tricep dips, but we aren't going to see those people again and we felt much better after getting our blood pumping!

While here we are making a point of walking to local places instead of hopping in the car. We also planned for hiking, biking, surfing, snorkeling and other fun activities to get us going. When we decided to come to Maui we wanted to see the beauty of this island, and what better way than to explore it in all different ways!

Don't Sacrifice Nutrition!

When going on vacation it's a given that we will go out to eat, but that doesn't mean I need to gain 10lbs in 10 days! So, instead of eating out for 30 meals, and having to take out a small loan, we went to the grocery store and got some healthy breakfast, lunch and snack options. On top of eating in a lot, which is made easy with our kitchen, we also are only drinking water!

I also brought along our delicious Chocolate Shakeology to have for a meal each day and I am already noticing the difference! This is probably TMI, but it's my blog so whatever ;-p Usually when I go on vacation I get SO constipated! Between traveling, new food a different environment.... It just creates an awful perfect combination for bloat and constipation... blech! BUT this is the first vacation I have taken that I'm drinking Shakeology each day and I have not been constipated at all and have no bloat! I feel amazing, probably the best I have ever felt on vacation!

Ok, enough about that! I need to go make plans for today, as it decided to rain. Maybe I will just break out some PiYo after all!

Here are some photos from our adventures so far!

Exploring Maui with Jake and Dani

The beautiful view from out front of the hotel! We are moving to an ocean view room today!

Exploring Maui with Jake and Dani

 This was our group for surfing. The guy on the right is Armadillo our awesome, funny, motivating and super chill instructor! Robin, our new friend from Lexington, KY is next to him :-)

Exploring Maui with Jake and Dani

The Banyan Tree was planted in 1873 and now covers more than half an acre of ground. It has an "aerial root system" that grows into an arch until it becomes too heavy to support itself. Then the branches go down into the ground again to form new roots and come together to make new trunks. The Banyan Tree has become the largest banyan tree in Hawaii, and one of the largest banyan trees in the United States.

Exploring Maui with Jake and Dani

Exploring Lahaina before our Luau.

Exploring Maui with Jake and Dani

Jacob and I at the Old Lahaina Luau last night.

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