A Weekend on the Water

Hey Guys!

I hope you all had a beautiful weekend! As for Brett and I, we joined a few of our good friends for a day out on the boat this past Saturday. It was definitely my kind of day since the sun was shining and the water activities were a complete blast. Check out the fun photos below that were captured that day. A special thank you to Brett’s coworker Toby for the invite!


Rachael, me and Blair!



Brett and Toby!


Blair and I on the tube!


Brett wiping out!


Oops, Toby caught us taking a selfie!


Although our weekend was very relaxing and insanely delightful, I was more than eager to get back to healthier habits today. See my meal and workout plan for the week below.

Meal Plan

Breakfast: Fried or scrambled eggs or Honey Nut Cheerios with almond milk.

Lunch: Leftovers

Monday: Brett cooked Pork Chops with asparagus and a cucumber and tomato salad tonight

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Tuesday: Paleo Meatloaf with zucchini squash
Wednesday: I’ll be alone for dinner, so I’ll either have leftovers or breakfast for dinner
Thursday: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Friday: BBQ Chicken Pizza with a side salad

Workout Plan

Monday: Step Aerobics
Tuesday: Body Pump
Wednesday: Express Step Aerobics and cardio on my own
Thursday: Circuit Training
Friday: Cycling

Hope you all have a fantastic week!


Our Honeymoon in St. Lucia – Day 4

Good evening guys and welcome to Day 4 of our honeymoon!

Catching up? Check out Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 in the links provided.

Day 4

Day 4 of our honeymoon was definitely all about relaxation. Since we had no set plans that day until after lunch we were finally able to sleep in. Once we rolled out of bed and got dressed , we headed downstairs to enjoy breakfast at The Pavilion (no pictures unfortunately).

After our stomach’s were filled, we found a few lounge chairs near the pool and just chilled for a few hours.




We tried our best to stay hydrated during the day by drinking lots of water.


Later that day we had an appointment for a couple’s massage under a gazebo located right near the beach. Since the masseuse encouraged us to book our appointment earlier in the trip so that we wouldn’t walk into our appointment with a sunburn, we decided to enjoy that morning/early afternoon under protective umbrellas.

We also spent the hour before our appointment indoors shooting a few rounds of pool.



Our massage lasted about an hour, and it was absolutely heavenly. Brett and I both admitted to each other afterwards that we nearly fell asleep due to the combination of the waves crashing, wind blowing, and muscle relaxation. After the massage, we were brought complimentary champagne, and it was then that Brett and I discussed treating ourselves to at least one or two massages a year. And sorry guys, no pictures of our spa experience either. I guess I was trying to live in the moment.

After we left the spa, we decided to hang out by the Jacuzzi before showering for dinner that night.



If you plan on taking a Sandals trip soon, I would advise you to either make dining reservations before your trip or as soon you get to the resort. Since we were only allowed to make dinner reservations from 8 am – 12 pm, I wasn’t able make any reservations until the second day of our honeymoon. I luckily scored us reservations for two restaurants at our resort, but I was terribly upset that there was no availability at Gordon’s, which was a restaurant at The Grand St. Lucia. One of my coworkers urged me for months not to miss out on the restaurant, so you could about imagine my sadness when I learned that the earliest opening was Saturday evening… which was our departure date.


That evening we dined at Kimonos, which served oriental cuisine. Once all the couples arrived that were on our same reservation time we were seated around a Habachi grill.


Brett and I shared a bottle of Saki as our drink of choice.


I started with the Kimono salad, which was greens served with a ginger dressing. It was very refreshing.


And Brett started with the soup of the day.


Our chef began cooking our entrees while we finished off our starters.


Then our appetizer was brought out shortly afterwards. Brett and I shared the Harumaki Spring Roll which contained Japanese Peking duck. This was my favorite dish of the night.


For my main entree I chose the Beef Teppanyaki which was paired with fried rice. Unfortunately the fried rice was nothing compared to the Hibachi style rice we are accustomed to in the states. To be honest, I feel like I could have whipped up something tastier in my own kitchen. As for the beef that was not photographed, it too was only ok. This meal was unfortunately probably our worst meal of the entire trip, and since the restaurant did require reservations we were a bit let down.


For dessert we shared the Mandarin Cheesecake. I wish I would have ordered the Chocolate Green Tea Cake for myself since the cheesecake below reminded me of flan. And flan my friends is definitely not my favorite.


Even though our dinner wasn’t entirely great, our tummies were still stuffed. We agreed to find a drink at the total opposite end of the resort so that we could walk off a bit of the calories we had just consumed.


We decided to each order a drink that wasn’t too heavy, so a long island iced tea seemed to be the perfect selection. This is usually my Dad’s preferred drink of choice, so I made sure to ask the bartender to snap a photo of Brett and I with our delicious drinks.


Only two more days to recap, then I’ll be back to my normal blog posting schedule.

Stay tuned for Day 5!

Our Honeymoon in St. Lucia – Day 3

Good evening guys!

I know that I promised to have these Honeymoon recaps completed within two weeks, but as you might expect life has definitely gotten in the way. So, moving right along tonight, let me tell you all about Day 3!

See past posts below:

Honeymoon in St. Lucia – Day 1
Honeymoon in St. Lucia – Day 2

Day 3

Brett and I always describe Day 3 of our honeymoon as our favorite since it was jammed packed with all sorts of fun and activity.

That morning we hopped out of bed, got ready, quickly ate breakfast then headed to the lobby to jump into a shuttle that took us to our catamaran’s departure location.


That’s our resort in the picture above, and below you will see Brett and I as the boat sailed away to our first destination.


During the boat ride we soaked up spectacular views.


Do you see the profile of the man’s face below?



After two hours, we were greeted by the beautiful Piton mountains.


That day we took the Wet-n-Wild Adventure Tour through Soufriere. Our first stop was to pick up our island buggy and meet our tour guide Nicholas.


Brett was a little nervous since he would have to drive on the opposite side of the vehicle and road while driving manually. He adjusted quickly, and we had an absolute blast cruising in these neat little buggies all day.





We made a few stops along our tour so that we could capture lots of pictures.


My hair was a bit out of control in some of these pictures since it was very gusty that day.


After about 40 minutes of driving through the mountains, we made our first prolonged stop at the black sand beach below.DSC04353



It was here where Nicolas gave us samples of a few fruits that are popular among the island.



Brett sampling some mango above, and Nicholas showing us the cashew seed growing off of a cashew apple below.


Another tour guide showing us the Calabash tree, which is the tree of St. Lucia.


After leaving the black sand beach, we headed to our lunch destination.



Hanging Lobster Claw Flower


Before serving ourselves lunch we were able to try the fresh cocoa beans pictured above.


Our lunch that day consisted of local cuisine which was served buffet style.


After lunch we passed near a volcano, and also soaked in a sulfur bath. It smelled horrible, but apparently the bath was very therapeutic for our skin.


After exiting the bath, Brett and I each rubbed white mud on our skin, then our tour guides decorated us with the black mud.


Brett was upset that we couldn’t create our own designs on each other, but I think our guides did a decent job of making us look a bit creepy. What do you think?



Voodoo lovers!


Our last stop of the tour brought us to a beautiful waterfall. It was here that we were able to rinse off all of the sulfur mud.


It was also freezing!


After returning our buggies, we were shuttled back to the catamaran.


We then geared up to do a bit of snorkeling. I wish I could have been able to take underwater pictures, but I planned poorly for our trip and did not purchase a water-proof camera. I told Brett that I was officially placing a GoPro on my wish list so that I wouldn’t miss documenting such events in the future.


We were able to snorkel in the area pictured above for about 30-40 minutes. Since it was my first time snorkeling, I was a nervous wreck. I held Brett’s hand the entire time. We were told not to touch anything, so I guess I was paranoid that I would accidentally graze a piece of coral. I was also suspicious as to what we would come into contact with under the water. I know, what a big chicken! Ha!


Once we got back on the boat we were offered complimentary refreshments.


Brett and I thought it so funny that the guest on the boat ride back were so much more talkative and friendly due to the presence of alcohol. We enjoyed the sunset as we visited and danced with our new best friends for the evening.



Once we made it back to the resort, we quickly showered and changed in order to grab dinner. That night we dined at Neptune’s.


To start we enjoyed hummus and a grilled octopus salad. I preferred the hummus, and truth be told, we only ordered the octopus salad out of curiosity. It was too chewy for me.



For my main dish I chose the Crab on Crab. I definitely preferred the soft shell crab over the stuffed crab. I’ve had so many amazing stuffed crabs throughout my life in Louisiana, so this one really didn’t stand a chance….sorry St. Lucia!


And Brett selected the Mahi Provencal.


We ended the night at the Piano Bar just as we had the previous two nights.


I was finally able to capture an image of Brett singing with the piano man.


And above you will see our favorite bartender, Lucas, singing and slinging drinks at the same time. Multitasking at its finest!


Stay tuned for Day 4!

Our Honeymoon in St. Lucia – Day 2

To see last week’s recap of our arrival to St. Lucia, click here.

Day 2

After waking up on the second day of our honeymoon, I decided to order room service for breakfast. I wasn’t sure if and when we were going to be able to eat lunch, so Brett and I decided to share an omelet before heading off on our adventure. Continue reading

Our Honeymoon in St. Lucia – Day 1

It’s been nearly two months since Brett and I returned from our Honeymoon, and unfortunately it’s taken me that long to finally sit down and organize the pictures as well as my thoughts on our amazing get-away to St. Lucia! So tonight I will blog about our arrival, and hopefully within the next week or two I will have documented our entire trip. Continue reading