Many people think of a vacation as an opportunity to ‘lose weight’, and look good in their bathing suit with social media approved poses showing off the right angles and looking ‘skinny’...
We on the other hand challenged ourselves to move a lot more in the months leading up to our trip so that we would feel strong and fit. We practiced swimming so that we didn’t get swept up in the currents and drown at the waterfalls, we walked/hiked more so that we would be able to reach the summit of a small mountain in the thin, humid air of the jungle, and we strengthened our muscles, especially the shoulder girdle so we can lift our luggage and gear easily on our own.
Exercise is so much more enjoyable when you stop thinking about fat and calories, and instead apply it to activities of daily living and being able to participate without injuring (or killing) yourself. 🏊♀️🤸🏻♀️🏋🏻
Thank you to all of our friends, family and clients that went out of their way to help us collect all the items to bring with us to Belize and donate to Mary Open Doors women’s shelter through the PackforaPurpose.org and Belizing.com.
We were able to give $100US, a large suitcase full of women’s personal hygiene supplies, and an extra large suitcase of children’s educational supplies, toys, and clothing.
We are so grateful to all of you, and can’t thank you enough for helping to make our trip a little more meaningful!🌴💛