I might as well fess up right away. My efforts to exercise on vacation were practically non-existent. I dutifully packed a great workout outfit in my suitcase for our trip to Mexico and when I returned home, there they were, folded and unused at the bottom…right underneath some still damp bikinis, shorts, little dresses and sandy flip-flops. This was no surprise. It happens EVERY time. I must admit I don’t care. Rest time is essential in any good training program so that’s what I did. I rested on the beach. I rested by the pool. I rested in fantastic restaurants. I did have a blast jumping around in the pool after lunch most days with Ricardo the aerobic instructor. I can’t say I got much of a workout but I sure had a great time hopping about in the pool like the nerd I really am (I’m not ashamed of that…I’m PROUD). He played all kinds of teeny-bopper music which I loved…something about Moves Like Jagger deeply appeals to me…but that’s a discussion for another time.
Now that was a typical morning….just about 11:10am it was time to head to one of the restaurants for some delicious food!
Here I am in the pool working hard with Ricardo. See how strenuous this was?
After the hardcore aerobic session at the pool, I’d have to return to the beach, lie down on a lounge chair and stare out to sea just to recover.
I found that there were nice people on the beach who would bring you snacks and drinks if you asked sweetly!
This is an example of the type of drink they’d bring. I have no idea what was in that coconut!
Drinking from the magical coconut inspired me to play in the sand….just kidding. I was actually afraid to drink it since I didn’t know what was in it!
I always try to get a good patriotic photo when I go on my warm weather vacations. I climbed up on a little knoll overlooking the ocean and stood by the warning flag. How do you say “Get down from there you stupid tourist” in Spanish? It’s possible I heard that…
And now in a salute to Ricardo and my days in the sun, I must include the following link http://youtu.be/suRsxpoAc5w Go ahead…click on it!