So, a month ago husband and I decided to take a vacay. I know, exciting, right? And it was – is. Picking out the destination was fun, and deciding on which dreamy 5 star resort to stay at was even better.

We decided on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, so in less than 10 days I will be lounging at the fabulous Sensatori Azul.

Beach beds @ Sensatori

Can’t you just see me lying here basking in the glorious sunshine? Jealous? Well don’t be. I can picture me doing exactly that, and believe me, it’s not pretty. I have lots of excuses: I’ve had 2 kids, one pretty recently. I have no time to work out. Blah blah. I was also full of good intentions, determined to be beach ready by the departure date. Instead, I gained 7lbs. I blame the carrot cake from Market on Yates. It’s deliciously evil.

Let’s face it, the truth is simple. I love food. My husband loves to make good food. I have no willpower. And I’m l-a-z-y. You will never catch me on a diet that deprives me of yummies…especially cake. You will not likely see me in a gym or yoga studio. You will hear me complain if I have to walk more than 3 blocks.

So, how do I solve my beach body dilemma? I’ve accepted that I will not be tanning in bikinis & have gone shopping for cute one pieces, and flattering maxi dresses. I’ve booked a mani & pedi so that at least my fingers & toes will be cute. I’ve also booked a wax so I can feel good, you know, on the inside. Lol. All in all, I’ve made peace & am learning to “love the skin I’m in” and have accepted that my metabolism is not what it was 5 years ago.

I haven’t given up though. I want to be sexy for the big 3-0 this June…so I may have to give this exercise thing a try. I am totally motivationally challenged when it comes to getting my butt outta bed to exercise, so any help (wake up calls/texts/nasty comments on this blog) will actually help me get in gear.

Wish me luck & perserverance? Oi.