30 days

I  leave for Tampa in 30 days and leave on my cruise in 31 days. Which means I have a lot less time to get cruise-ready than I thought I would. Getting sick for three weeks really messes up your plans. So, my modified plan is basically:

  • I’m doing a juice cleanse.
  • After that I’m going to focus on eating a clean, unprocessed and mostly gluten-free diet (for the most part) and limit any alcohol intake.
  • Focus on getting healthy so I can get my workouts on and get back to running

In the meantime I’ve been doing a lot of Googling “what to pack for a cruise” and checking weather forecasts. Our friend who is coordinating the trip (and who is a seasoned cruiser) sent this today:

Tampa- 81 today and sunny
Cozumel 80 humid and mostly sunny
Grand Cayman  83, humid and sunny

I can’t wait.

Oh and I’m doing my best to get and STAY healthy. I started by stocking up on hand sanitizer today.

My cousin posted some of her wedding reception photos today on Facebook. A few of my favorites:

I have no idea what's going on here, but I like it.
I have no idea what’s going on here, but I like it.




Today was day three of the juice cleanse! Felt AWESOME today. I also successfully turned down a cakepop and a brownie. And whatever smelled really good at the Mall of America during my quick trip over lunch.

Who’s been on a cruise before? Any tips for me?


10 thoughts on “30 days

  1. You’re actually better off sticking to soap and water for clean hands, as a lot of bugs are resistant to hand sanitiser. Our school was advised to do that, which I adhered to, and I was never sick; considering I taught 28 fourth graders at the time, I considered myself lucky.

    Enjoy the cruise!

  2. I’ve been on a couple of cruises. Best advice: If you’re planning on getting any spa treatments, get to the spa immediately after getting on board and book your appointment(s). They fill up very, very quickly.

    Have a great time on your cruise!

  3. Just found your blog- I am your new follower. Love it 🙂

    I have never done a juice cleanse. How did you choose yours? And how many days are you doing it for??

    1. Thanks so much! I’m looking forward to checking out your blog too 🙂

      I chose mine after sampling the juices at a workshop. They were much better tasting than other vegetable juices I’d tried before. The company is also a local husband/wife team which I liked. And finally, I loved that they offered a “beginner cleanse” as someone new to this whole thing! It’s a five-day cleanse — tomorrow is my last day!

  4. I’ve been on a cruise before, and my husband and I hoping to go on another next winter. They’re a lot of fun! My advice is to try and do excursions on the different islands you stop at. We stopped at Jamaica and did the Dunn’s River Falls tour – it was great!

    1. OMG I’ve done Dunn’s River Falls too. One of my favorite memories ever!

      Thanks for the advice 🙂 My husband wants to go parasailing and maybe I’ll look into snorkeling!

  5. Fun in the sun… can I join you?! 😉 I’ve never been on a cruise, but I would think a few swimsuits, sundresses and flip-flops would be perfect! And, I second Sarah… definitely explore when the boat docks. The best part of any vacation I’ve been on is off the beaten path 🙂

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