by Rebecca Talley
On Sunday morning, before church, my husband brought me a rose and a very sweet card for Valentine's Day. He's always so thoughtful on holidays (actually, he's always thoughtful). We had a big family dinner (with frosted heart cookies for dessert) to celebrate Valentine's and my honey said he had another gift. He pulled out a shoe box and set it in front of me. I was excited at the thought of a new pair of shoes since I'm a self-confessed shoe-aholic (I tried Shoes Anonymous once, but it didn't work). I opened the box and found a couple of silk leis, flip-flops, a new bathing suit, and . . . . . tickets to Hawaii. Yep, he's taking me to Hawaii. Is he awesome or what?
We spent our honeymoon, 25 years ago, in Hawaii and we're going back to the same hotel so we can walk along the same beach. A lot has happened in 25 years (like 10 kids) and it will be fun to go back to our honeymoon spot. I can't wait!
Now, did you notice what else was in the box? A new swimsuit. Yes, a smallish swimsuit--props to my man for thinking I'd fit into that size. I did try it on and I'm not sure I can go traipsing around Hawaii in it, but he picked it out and it's a really cute suit. So . . . it's time to super-charge my workouts.
I'm going to stay on Phase 2 of the South Beach Diet because I'm a little concerned about eating so many eggs on Phase 1--don't want my cholesterol level to go through the roof. So I'll stay on Phase 2, but I'm going to ramp up my workouts by doing The Firm (sorry, Gilad, I still love ya but I need more intensity to get bathing suit ready).
So that's my plan. I'm still battling my 6-10 lbs and hope to say "Aloha" to those unwanted pounds before Hawaii time!