Vacation Anticipation

Good morning!:D

Let’s begin with breakfast, shall we?

I branched out from my typical Greek yogurt flavors at the grocery store this week and nabbed a cup of blueberry Chobani to use in one of my breakfasts this week.

Today was the day!

I made myself a fruity yogurt bowl with blueberry Chobani, sliced apple and a dusting of flax seeds.

Blueberry Yogurt + Apple + Flax

It was creamy, crunchy, sweet and filling. (Adjective overload! šŸ˜€ )

Close Up

Hump Day Breakfast

Vacation Anticipation

Tomorrow I am taking a half day at work so Ryan and I can beat the rush down to the Florida Keys for 4th of July weekend.

We’re meeting up with my family on Thursday night to enjoy a weekend of scuba diving and outdoor fun. I can’t wait!

The anticipation of my upcoming vacation has me feeling very antsy! It’s hard hunker down and check important things off my “to do” list when all I want to do is pack and get on the road!


Working out is such a great release for me and the gym helped me work off some of my anxious feelings this morning.

I took my typical Wednesday morning BodyPump class where I got to experience the latest release (Release 74) for the first time.

I really, really enjoyed it! I thought the lunge track was killer, but in a great way. I could feel my legs burnin’!

Post-Pump, I took Sadie on a 40 minute walk around the lake by our apartment. On our walk Sadie saw her first armadillo!


I’ve gotta be honest… It was nice to see one of these guys alive for once. I feel like 95 percent of the ‘dillos I see are road kill. šŸ™

Hope your day is off to a great start!

Question of the Day

Which do you think is worse, packing or unpacking?

I absolutely hate packing. Unpacking isn’t so bad because I just dump everything in the laundry. šŸ˜‰


  1. says

    I hate unpacking because I don’t only take clothes with me no matter where I go. I’m such a girly girl, I almost take my entire make-up collection and bunch of other cosmetics and more with me no matter where I go. Oh and of course shoes! So in my case, when I am unpacking I don’t just ‘dump’ stuff in laundry. Packing for me is more fun because it makes me more aware of what I actually own and not. (That way I can multi-task and add to my to-buy list as I pack) Hope you guys have a wonderful time with your family, happy 4th! šŸ™‚


  2. says

    I hate packing! Picking which things to bring and which things to leave at home takes me absolutely forever, and I always second guess myself about my selections. Unpacking is so much easier because, like you said, you just dump everything in the laundry….and there’s minimal thought involved!


  3. says

    Luckily on my last trip to Florida I only saw living armadillos on the side of the road!

    I definitely prefer packing, due to the excitement that comes with an impending vacation! In terms of ease, then, yes, unpacking is much easier!


  4. says

    saw you and Sadie walking down Robinson St. today around 7:30 šŸ™‚ looked like you guys were having a good time during the walk. hope you have a good time in the Keys!


  5. says

    Packing. I don’t know what i’m going to wear tomorrow, much less Saturday. But at least things are pretty lowkey at the beach – as long as I remember the bikini!
    Have a fabulous vaca.


  6. says

    Woo hoo! I have vacation anticipation too!

    I love packing– I get to think about how much fun I’m going to be having when I wear all the things I pack! Unpacking is the worst for me, by far. Ugh.


  7. says

    That is hilarious… we used to take family vaca’s to Sanibel Island every summer, we would count all of the dead armadillos on the side of the road on the way down! I HATE unpacking… packing can be fun b/c I like planning my outfits, especially if I have new ones! Have fun on your trip!


  8. says

    I hate packing! Having to plan out outfits and what to take can be stressful. I’m with you…unpacking is just dumping everything out in the hamper. Easy!


  9. says

    Agreed that packing is harder! Having to fit everything into the suitcases that are never big enough is a pain. And it only gets worse once kids are added into the picture. I seriously want to know how such small beings can require so much crap. LOL

    I am jealous of your vacation. It sounds like it will be a phenomenal time!


  10. Bee @ Picture of Health says

    I love packing! I can get everything organized and fit into the smallest possible suitcase (although I do tend to overpack). Packing also builds up the anticipation for where ever I am about to go. It makes me that much more excited. Unpacking is a different story. I just get lazy and don’t want to do it. I got back from a three week trip to Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvadore last week and I still haven’t finished unpacking. Oops!


  11. Amanda says

    I hate unpacking! Packing is exciting because I am thinking about the fun trip ahead. Unpacking makes me wish I was still on vacation!


  12. says

    I actually love packing. When I was accepted to Penn State, I packed my bags as soon as I heard, even though I wouldn’t be leaving for a good 4 months. I love getting organized, plus it makes me excited for the trip. I actually love to unpack when I arrive to, but when its time to unpack from the end of the trip I just can’t do it. Maybe its because I don’t want to see it end?


  13. says

    Unpacking is definitely worse! Usually I’m sad to be at home and not on vacation anymore. I’m always excited to pack (just because I know it’s one step closer to actually be away and freeee!)


  14. Stacey says

    Hey, have a great vacation. I love packing because it means I’m off somewhere lovely but I hate unpacking it all again when I get home and generally leave it for a few days! What are flax seeds like, I’ve never had them? They are supposed to be really good for you though so maybe I should give them a try.


  15. says

    Unpacking stresses me out, it usually looks like my suitcase puked all over my floor until I decide to put everything away. Unfortunately this weekend I’ll be unpacking a months worth of stuff…YIKES. That is so exciting that you’re going to the keys for the 4th – what a beautiful vaca! You and Ryan are gonna have a blast!

    What a neato sight – a live armadillo?!?! I’ve never seen one! šŸ™‚ And what a perfect way to round off a summer morning – blueberries and apples šŸ™‚

    Enjoy your day!


  16. says

    Packing is so easy for me… I have a system that I follow every time, and I can be completely packed and out the door for a week-long trip in about 30 minutes. Unpacking is such a drag. Dirty clothes go right into the laundry, obviously, but all the other stuff that isn’t dirty or isn’t clothes usually sits in the suitcase for about a week or so after I get back before I get around to unpacking it. šŸ™‚


  17. Laura says

    oh gosh I hate packing… for both trips and to move! for trips, I always try to pack light but fear I am forgetting something and never know what all we’ll be doing, ya know. and I detest packing for moving — we just bought a house and will be moving shortly and it just seems like so much to do!

    I do love unpacking though… something about putting things back in their place and having it all clean and organized! šŸ™‚

    Hope you guys have a great time!!


  18. says

    Packing is easier for me because I get to think about all of the fun I’m going to have. Unpacking stinks because the fun is over and then I know I have to clean!


  19. Melissa says

    I like packing because of the anticipation of getting ready for a fun trip! It stresses me out a tiny bit because I like to have a lot of choices for outfits, so I always overthink & overpack!

    Unpacking’s no fun . . . I have been known to leave my suitcase untouched or just fish random things out of it for a week or two after I get home. šŸ™


  20. says

    Have fun in the Keys! I’m jealous of Fl weather! Also, I don’t know if anyone mentioned this yet, but did you know that if you eat flax seeds whole you don’t really get the omega-3 benefit from them? I learned this from my nutritionist after I was eating bread with the seeds in them then I switched only to flax meal. Unless you chew each individual seed then they just pass right through your system without absorbing the omega-3s. Just an fyi:) If you love the taste or texture of the seeds then it doesn’t matter I suppose:) But if you’re eating them for omega 3s…aybe switch to flaxmeal:)


    • peanutbutterfingers says

      thanks! my mom actually told me this as well! i wanna grind them up, but my food processor is out of commission right now. when i get a new one, i’ll be sure to grind ’em!


  21. says

    I’m awful at both packing and unpacking. As I said in my post this morning, so far all I have packed are bathing suits haha. Unpacking always takes me soooo long though!


  22. says

    Unpacking is definitely my least favorite! Yuck šŸ˜›
    I am totally with you on the new lunge track with release 74 – my legs feel like JELL-O when I’m done! I’m not too crazy about a couple of the songs though — like the chest & back tracks? Kind of odd song choices, they don’t really do it for me!


  23. says

    You know what’s weird, I actually LOVE armadillos- I have ever since I was a little kid. I think that they are so ugly, that there actually cute..or maybe I just feel bad for them & want to give them love too šŸ˜€
    I agree with you- packing is the worst! And I tend to overpack & take my whole closet..I always think ‘what if I need like every item in my closet?’ ‘what if…?’ haha!
    I just walk in the door after vacation & dump everything right in the laundry room. ..and then I get to it eventually šŸ™‚


  24. says

    I hate unpacking cause I always over pack so half of the clothes don’t need to be washed but then they get mixed between clothes that do or don’t need to be washed….it ends up being a big process


  25. says

    omg, i HATE unpacking!!! you have to sort, dirty clothes, clean clothes, and put back the clean stuff and toiletries….in fact i still haven’t unpacked from this past weekend! ah, procrastination…


    • peanutbutterfingers says

      i bought the generic brand from publix. as you may see in megan’s comment above, ground flax is better b/c your body won’t absorb the omega-3s from whole flax seeds. šŸ™‚


  26. says

    Unpacking because after you unpack there is almost always cleaning to be done. Move into a new house clean before you unpack. Come back from vaca, unpack your clothes and wash them. Too much cleaning lol.


  27. sue says

    Many years ago, I lived in Houston for a couple of years. When I was moving away from there, friends gave me a “Texas party” where all of the gifts had something to do with TX. One friend gave me a brass armadillo and I laid it on its side — it’s the only way I had ever seen one!!


  28. samantha says

    I took pump this morning at my Gold’s up here in MD and you’re right, lunge track was crazy! But so good! My legs were definitely shaking for the rest of the class!



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