The Sun is up

Part of every single favorite season in a year is “The beach”.

That favorite getaway place that I would describe as peaceful, magical and relaxing.

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Besides doing what we all do at the beach. For me, it’s the perfect place to do some exercise, and what better with the ones that motivate you everyday to keep going: My crossfit community.

So I’ll share some pictures of my weekend away with my crossfit family. Hope you like them. Enjoy!

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How I pick my getaways

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When it comes to traveling we tend to look for a time when we can get away from a difficult situation or just to breathe different air.

It is not always about that.

I always focus on the right people and the right place.

YES! I need to enjoy and make sure that where I’m going whether it’s a beach or a mountain hide, I am with the right people. Going alone may be an option but if your plan is to find good memories and distraction, going with a close friend is the best option.

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Find a peaceful place, somewhere new, somewhere you haven’t been to, somewhere nobody knows you. Pretty much like starting fresh but knowing that you’ll come back with a renewed mind.

Take with you everything you need. Maps, books, snacks, and everything you want to get rid of, downs, frustrations, fears, bad memories, insecurities.

Make the best out of it, leave it all there, cleanse yourself. Make sure you don’t come back the same.

  

My personal kind of getaway is finding a spot that I will always go back to, no matter the time or people or what I’m going through. It’s always a place I’m going to pick again and again and again and again.

So here’s a few things I always take with me when I’m going on the trip alone or with friends:

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  1. A survival kit: first aid kit and carrying a few snacks is always the best option to start a good trip and to feel secure about surviving one. Never take for granted that there’s going to be emergencies so always take with you pills, mosquito repelent, a sleeping bag, some extra clothes, a blanket or something that you know it’s going to help you with your basic needs. 
  2. An emergency card with all the necessary information about the place where you’re going to stay.
  3. Kindle fire: I know at some point,and I speak for myself, I might want to read something and taking books could be a little uncomfortable because if you want to take two or three is going to occupy some space in your luggage or in your carry-on so I prefer to take an electronic device with all my books so I can read them whenever I want. Of course take some extra batteries with you (I mean a charger or something)
  4. A little tip I always give is that if you’re playing your getaway try to get read of any kind of electronic device double keep you distracted enjoying your tree pool or nature the beach or whatever you’re going. I know it’s important to have some communication but never allow technology to take away that peaceful getaway you want to get. I promise to all of you readers I will make a post about technology detoxing. Soon enough hopefully.

In future posts I will be giving you a little of an update of all the trips I’m doing. I already did a couple and I will post them soon. 

Hope you have a wonderful day it’s always nice to write for you again.

Fresh start in your 60’s?

 

Mom was never the kind of person that would get up to exercise in the morning. she’d prefer to have a time with God praying while listening to music or making something for breakfast.

It was about making a difference every once in a while. So, since I got into crossfit she has seen me improving in so many ways about my life, so one day she took my advice (Finally!!!) She started doing some type of streching and simple workouts. I was surprised and proud.

This image remind me of all the times she’s tried some kind of routine and not succeed, but at the same time of her perseverance and drive to accomplish something.

Mom rocks! She always does, and she is not afraid of trying something new as she was discovering new moves and positions during her training. I’m amazed. I’m motivated, more than ever.