What is your Motivation to Work Out?

What is your Motivation to Work Out?

Do you have days where there is no motivation to work out? I am not going to lie, I had no intention of getting up on Saturday morning and doing my Friday morning workout (I had skipped it on Friday).  So I was laying there at 6 am wondering why I can never sleep in on the weekend…I reached for my phone and started scrolling through social media…facebook, twitter, Instagram…you know how this goes—an hour later I am still in…

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A Sneak Peak at Hong Kong-3 must see places!

A Sneak Peak at Hong Kong-3 must see places!

These are the 3 places we visited in a day in Hong Kong. The name Hong Kong itself seems very glamorous, we flew to Hong Kong in order to take a Royal Caribbean cruise. Because I was trying to conserve my vacation days I did not book extra days in Hong Kong.  I regretted that when the time came and we were there.  It was a beautiful city and as we drove to the pier I was already trying to…

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For the Love of Smoothies-Getting the most out of a Smoothie

For the Love of Smoothies-Getting the most out of a Smoothie

Everyone has seen the smoothie shops around—Smoothie King, Jamba juice, Starbucks, Burger King..it seems that you can find smoothies just about everywhere.  Most are made with fruits so they seem healthy, but when you dig down into calorie count  –you better sit down before you read it! At Smoothie King a 20 oz (smallest size) Hulk Strawberry smoothie has a whopping 964 calories and the 40oz has 1928—an entire day plus a few extra calories for most people….the 40 oz…

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Does snoring keep you awake at night?

Does snoring keep you awake at night?

My husband and I just celebrated our 15th anniversary…many things have changed over the years.  Our children have grown up and started families, we have lived overseas, we have traveled to very cool places and seen beautiful things.. BUT the one item that has never changed was his snoring…now he has not gone to a doctor regarding this so we have just been trying to deal with this without medical help…which means he has slept well and I have not……

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Okinawa in 1 day!

Okinawa in 1 day!

We visited Okinawa as part of a port call on the Royal Caribbean Cruise we were on.  I was very excited about this port and was looking forward to hitting a beach and possibly snorkeling….unfortunately our day started off with us oversleeping…..we were up the night before trying to get the most out of our drink package…you can read more about that in my post: How to get the most out of your cruise. Because of sleeping late we missed…

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How to get the most out of your cruise!

How to get the most out of your cruise!

How to get the most out of your cruise! I would like to say that I have cruise loyalty ….but unfortunately Carnival did not have any ships operating in the Asia pacific area so we had to switch and sail with Royal Caribbean.  I didn’t have a problem with that, other than we are starting over with cruise points with RCL. Our cruise was a 6 day/ 5 night cruise leaving from Hong Kong and stopping at Taipai Taiwan and…

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Visiting Kuala Lumpur in 1 day!

Visiting Kuala Lumpur in 1 day!

While Malacca was our original destination in Malaysia, we did want to spend some time exploring Kuala Lumpur as well.  We took the bus from Malacca to Kuala Lumpur the day before our flight left.  Due to the bus ride we got into KL around 1 pm and were starving. Thankfully right across from Le Boutique Apple Hotel was a Johnny Rockets, we checked in and went over to get a burger.  After we ate I was talking with a…

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Things to do in Malacca Malaysia

Things to do in Malacca Malaysia

Malacca  (Melaka) Malaysia was a fun city to visit.  What I didn’t realize was that when we flew into Kuala Lumpar was that we had to take a bus and it was a 2-hour ride south to Malacca.  We bought bus tickets in the Airport on the ground 2nd floor and waited for the next bus. Once we arrived at Malacca the bus dropped us at the Central Bus station,  I tried to find a charter bus to our hotel,…

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How to Manage a Move Overseas

How to Manage a Move Overseas

So what did I do after I said, “yes”, to a job overseas?  Panic of course…where to start and how to make the transition as smooth as possible was quite a challenge.  Thankfully I had lived abroad as part of the Navy so I had some ideas of how to go about this, but if you have never experienced it maybe this list will help. The most important item is to understand that even under the best of circumstances, this…

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Working Abroad

Working Abroad

Working Abroad – when did I decide to be a gypsy. My desire to live abroad happened when I was stationed in Germany with the Navy.  I lived in Landstuhl and fell in love with Germany and the EU as a whole.  We traveled extensively, Ryan Air was our best friend.  I would have stayed in Germany forever if offered the chance.  Unfortunately, I was only able to stay 15 months, this was in 2013.  I started to look at…

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