Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Holiday health kick???

Regular readers will know I'M GOING ON HOLIDAYS!!!!

Yup. Just 3 more sleeps in my own bed before I board this:


Read it and weep, people!

So. I will be away on a floating smorgasbord for over 3 weeks, followed by a stay in Beijing (a.k.a. home of Peking Duck). How do I reconcile holidays with weight loss/maintenance??

First up, I give up any notion of losing weight. While I don't want to undo all my hard work, I will give myself a break. If I can come home within cooee of 70kg, I'll be a happy girl.

I will use the gym on this floating palace. It looks nice:



There is also a lap pool:


and a jogging track:



I will be restrained at the buffet:



So I can enjoy my Peking Duck in Beijing and Yum Cha in Hong Kong:



But I might climb a lot of stairs:


Wish me luck for 4 weeks without scales!!!!

What are your holiday weight "maintenance" tips?
What's the best holiday you've ever been on?


3 more sleeps...

Wombat Girl has been responsible for updating the
countdown for the last 3 months!

Sometimes I think that the most exciting part of holidays is the anticipation of them!

Inevitably, when you are actually on the trip, there will be rain, whinging kids, husbands to argue with about what to have for lunch - that stuff does not magically disappear because you are on a big cruise ship or touring the sights of Hong Kong.

But the anticipation! Visas, foreign currency, guide books, brushing up on local language and even packing. I love it. I love having something to look forward to! I love the imagining of lying on a deckchair with not much to do except finish your novel (reading it, not writing it!). I love the mouth-watering induced by thinking of Peking Duck in Beijing and Yum Cha in Hong Kong. I love planning what clothes are needed for 30 degree 90% humidity of Darwin and 5 degrees and pollution of Beijing. I totally love the anticipation of nearly four weeks of no vacuuming, grocery shopping, bed-making, cooking, oh and working.

And when you homeschool, you get to anticipate even more!

You get to make Terracotta warriors:




Too cute, right?

Researching the first emperor of China...



But we've also been coding...



...and taking down the pool



and discussing the difference between homophones, homographs and some other grammar thingies:


watching V-sauce:


But mostly, we've been counting down. 

Just 3 iddy-biddy sleeps to go! Squee!

Do you love having a holiday to look forward to?
What was your best holiday evah?



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