With all of the hustle and bustle of getting packed up, attending final appointments and not having any furniture, we decided to take our butts to the beach! Since I have a hard time relaxing, I figured if I got to the water (my ‘serenity now’ element) I could just chill with my family and enjoy life without distractions for a couple of days!!
We grilled our first night (as I mentioned here) and then tried to just take it easy and get a good night’s sleep! Gavin was not really feeling the whole ‘good night sleep’ vibe, but an earplug purchase was bound to help for the next night 😉 I got up and decided to do a nice workout on the deck! Seriously, how much prettier could a workout be? I did a great series from the newest Shape Magazine…no weights, or anything else, required! It was awesome, I threw in some Shred-style cardio, extra abs and just enjoyed the view.
Once the boys were all up and going, I decided to make up some breakfast! I cooked them up some breakfast sausages, scrambled eggs and toast. I attempted to make pancakes, but with no cooking spray, it went all sorts of wrong! For myself, I went with my regular oats mix-up, scrambled egg whites with 1/2 yolk, orange slices and a little bit of coffee (with almond milk and stevia).
Being that I was adamant about eating clean even while away from my home, I packed up our lunch for the day. I made sandwiches for the boys, then I packed up some chicken, spinach, tomatoes, hummus, and whole wheat wraps for Eric and I. I also packed up an apple, and some date balls for my snack. We went out to ‘Hedo Point-The tip of Okinawa Main Island, where the Pacific Ocean and East China Sea meet’. It was a little windy, but so beautiful!!!
I wanted to get a few more pictures of myself with the boys, but after the next two pics my camera battery died. This wouldn’t be a big deal, but when they packed up our house they also packed the charger….fail!! I should be getting a new one today! Here are the last few shots of Hedo point:
It was a great little road trip with the family, we saw some nice sights, ate our healthy picnic, and then spent some time at the beach! James was brave and jumped around in the water, he told us afterwards that he was ‘freeeezing’, but still had fun! We were all pretty wiped out so we spent the evening relaxing, eating grilled fish, watching movies together, reading and just plain vegging out! Love these times with my boys, now I just need a camera to catch these last moments in Japan!!!
Any new sights lately? What is your favorite picnic item? How frustrated are you when your camera craps out?