Staying Beach Ready

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With all the enjoying of the beautiful scenery around here, I like to make sure I’m keeping my physique ready to hit the beach anytime, anywhere.  It’s important to me to not only look my best in a  swimsuit, but to feel my best so I can truly enjoy all the fun and wonder the beach has to offer.  Not only does it take some fitness to get our gear out to the beach, I’m an active person, and don’t enjoy just sitting around.  I want to have the energy to play!  The beach is nature’s playground, and I want to make sure I’m ready and able to enjoy it to the fullest and not have to miss out on the adventures to be had.  Be it kicking the ball around with friends, catching some waves, or spiking the volleyball over the net – count me in!

There are some things I make sure to do, whether I’m on or off the beach, to make sure I’m ready for all this, though!  It definitely doesn’t just happen naturally, and it takes some effort on my part, but it’s truly worth it to feel and look my best.  I’m confident and ready to put myself out there to have some fun!

So… what are the steps I take to be ready?

First- get moving!  It doesn’t matter how or where – just get off the couch and move.  The more I move, the better I feel.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m not a marathon runner or anything, but I do get off my tush and get active a little every day.  Sometimes, this means taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or parking a little bit further away from the store and walking in.  Sometimes I hit the gym, and other days, playing on the beach is my exercise for the day.  Who says working out has to be boring?!

Another thing I’ve taken to doing is drinking skinny shakes, like IdealShape (read this IdealShape review here!), between meals to stay full.  I know, I know – it seems a little crazy.  I don’t replace meals with these, but I use them as fillers between meals to stay full, alert, and at my best.  I get crabby when I’m hungry – so this makes sure that EVERYONE is enjoying my company because it’s enjoyable!

Lastly, I’ve been practicing being confident in my own skin.  Instead of pointing out all the things I see that are “wrong” when I look in the mirror, I spend some time celebrating myself!  We’re all made just a little bit different (otherwise the world would be a pretty boring place!) and I’m learning to embrace that.  I may not be as skinny as my neighbor on the sand, but I’m strong.  I have great qualities.  I like who I am.  And I believe that shines from the inside out.


Ready to join us on the beach?  It doesn’t take much – just make sure you’re feeling your best, and come join in the fun!  There’s enough beach for us all, and the more the merrier!



You Found WHAT on the Beach?!

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It’s no secret that we love to spend time on the beaches of DaNang. They are the perfect spot to kick back, relax, and enjoy a beverage and some great company. And since they aren’t very well known, we often have the place mostly to ourselves.

We’ve also come to love walking the sands looking for treasures. While we have yet to strike gold, we have found quite a few interesting things along the shore. Our favorites, like the whole conch shell and perfectly shaped message bottle are prominently displayed on our shelf at home. But, we’ve also found a few noteworthy items in the sand that are worth mentioning, even if they weren’t worth keeping, just for the strange factor.

You might not believe us, but these are honestly the three weirdest things we have ever found on one of our treasure hunts!

3. A matchbox car. Of all the choices for sand toys, this would have not even come close to one of the items we would think about taking to the beach. But sure enough, we found not one, but THREE of these bad boys! Either a frequent beachgoer has a thing for these miniature cars, or someone is playing a trick on us!

2. An anti snoring mouthpiece, called Good Morning Snore Solution. Not only does the shape look like an alien octopus with only two arms, the beach is the LAST place you expect to find something like this! The germ factor skeeved me out a little bit (the human mouth is a breeding ground for illness), but even though we didn’t touch it, it still deserved a mention in the strangest items ever to be found in the sands of DaNang.

1. A rusted cell phone. There was no way this baby was ever going to work again, so I’m sure it had been lost for a while. It made us scratch our heads though- what do you have to be doing on the beach to not only lose your cell phone so much that you can’t find it again, or not even notice it was missing enough for it to get buried in the sand? What an expensive mistake!

If you ever decide to come take our word for it, and visit the beaches of DaNang, be sure to keep an eye out for some special items of your own. After all, one man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure.. or just a good story to tell!