Surfin’

May 26, 2012

We have been blessed with a day of sunshine!

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But we haven’t really been on the beach too much because there is huuuge wind, surf and riptides. We just passed high tide, so hopefully we’ll get out this afternoon.

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The surf sounded like torrential rain last night!

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I started the day with greek yogurt, berries, banana, Cville Cluster and sunflower butter

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Then we did family exercise hour. It usually starts with one person proclaiming they’re going on a walk or run. A second person is usually convinced to join them for the company. Then since half the group will be gone, the other half decides to workout at this time too. We’re a family who exercises together and cocktails together ; )

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I tried out this DVD that Erica Ziel sent me to review on BERF. I did 30 minutes of Pilates in 3 segments and it went by so fast!! I’ll have more to say about the DVD on BERF. I did have to improvise because I didn’t bring my exercise ball with me! But I was able to use water bottles for weights : )

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I went down to the beach after for a walk, but there was no beach to walk on because of the tide! So I settled under my umbrella…for 10 seconds before it blew away.

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Then I had no shade so 5 minutes later I just went back inside! I’m all about the beach, but I don’t like sitting in the sun.

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I settled onto the balcony with a different umbrella for shade and enjoyed my book for an hour. Reading The Midwives Confession, which I’m enjoying a lot, but it’s not fabulous. And then THAT umbrella flew off the balcony – only this time I CAUGHT IT IN MID AIR! Bam!

We had lunch at 12:30 and pulled out all kinds of tastes and leftovers.

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Cheddar bread, fruit, chips, pretzels, potato salad and hummus leaves. I wasn’t in the mood for a salad but the lettuce looked refreshing so these were the perfect solution.

I also tried the La Croix Coconut flavor and LOVED it!!!

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Hoping to head here soon!

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1 Anjali @ The Picky Eater May 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Your photos of the beach look absolutely amazing!! And that breakfast looked like the perfect way to start off the day :) My family exercises together too – and it ends up happening just the way you described!

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2 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I can almost hear the waves in those pictures! Such a shame the wind and tide are keeping from the beach…thank goodness there is the balcony with a view! Enjoy your afternoon!

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3 Sana May 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I only like La Croix cold, otherwise it tastes stale.

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4 Khushboo May 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Well done on staying active on holiday :)

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5 kristen @ verbs and vignettes May 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm

bam! haha. that’s definitely when I would have called it an afternoon and gone inside for a nap. and a sangria. (or mocktail.)

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6 brandee May 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm

The sound of the ocean is the most relaxing thing for me. I can’t imagine not having that noise!

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7 Erin Motz May 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Belly! Look at you, little mama! ;) So sweet! And MAN I”m longing for the beach now… since I live about a stone’s throw away from it, I think that’ll have to be on the agenda this weekend. As usual, many thanks for the inspiration. :)

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8 Kelsey May 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I’m so jealous of your beach trip! (Chicago beaches just aren’t the same as the real thing…)
And I’m going to have to try that coconut La Croix!

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9 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I love hearing the sound of waves crashing at night! So calming

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10 donna May 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Hope the weather gets better for you all. If not, enjoy your time off with movies, books, games, great food, and drinks—-and maybe a nap or two! Or go shopping! Surely there is an outlet mall nearby….with baby things!

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11 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Oh Kath, I spent soooo much time sitting on that beach, boogie boarding, and watching sunrises and running. Thank you for your vacation pics!

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12 KathEats May 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm
13 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 26, 2012 at 4:05 pm

As soon as I see a picture of the ocean, I instantly can smell it!

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14 Roxanne May 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I like the picture with the ocean and the empty chairs… I think they’re empty? I checked with my magnifying glass…. That would make a good postcard!

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15 lynn @ the actor's diet May 26, 2012 at 4:44 pm

glad the sun came out for you!

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16 susan May 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm

I am in my family room presently looking out at the same body of water as you are – only I’m a couple of hundred miles north – in Nova Scotia.

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17 Annette @FitnessPerks May 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I love sitting in the sun!! I hope you get to go down to the beach :)

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18 Lorin May 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I went to body pump this morning and the instructor was pregnant; I think around 6-7 months. It made me think of you and how you talk about you and your pregnant friends who still do body pump. I can’t imagine having even MORE weight on me, ha. But I guess it’s a gradual weight gain.

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19 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama May 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Ugh! I love the sound of the ocean (and the smell)! :)

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20 Brittany May 26, 2012 at 6:47 pm

The weather in NC is awesome this weekend! I’m glad you all are enjoying yourselves.

I love the Coconut La Croix!

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21 Laura @ She Eats Well May 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm

You look super cute exercising! I know you probably weren’t going for that look, but still….!

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22 KathEats May 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

: )

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23 Brita May 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

The Coconut LaCroix is the best! I always intend to mix it with pineapple juice for a fun mocktail
(I’m not a big drinker), but I never get around to it :)

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24 Maggie May 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I HATE when my umbrella goes flying in the wind when I’m at the beach. And often I seem to be the only one it happens to and I’m chasing it before it hurts someone and everyone is staring!

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25 Heidi Fendrick May 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Looks like another wonderful day!!
I thought of you today, because it is my 26th birthday on the 26th!

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26 KathEats May 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Ahhhh golden!!!!!!!!!!

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27 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Love the kitchen sink cocktail platter !

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28 Angel7 May 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I want to try that La Croix Coconut drink! It sounds really good, and I like almost anything coconut flavored.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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29 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 27, 2012 at 7:52 am

Love the beach photos!

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30 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac May 29, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Digging the hummus leaves idea!

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31 Katie June 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Where did you find the La Croix coconut? I can’t find it at my local grocery store.

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32 KathEats June 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Larbs brought it so I don’t know

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