Run? I thought you said Rum.



“You don’t have to do anything, and you just stay so little.”  That seems to be a pretty common statement that I hear from those around me.  Sure, I’ve always been little, standing at a tall 5 foot…(and a 1/2 inch, forever holding onto that,) and I’ve never weighed over 125 pounds in my entire life.  But, let me tell you, it’s not from doing nothing.

Here’s the start of my morning…at the beach…


Yes, my shirt inspired the title of this blog.  I couldn’t find the exact style as mine, but here’s a pretty cute option if you want your own: RunRumTank

Of course, it’s not always an easy option to decide to get gym time in while  you’re on vacation. I got lucky that the resort offered a free gym.  A short time is all it takes, and I felt so much better and beach ready.  Because, let’s face it, my eating habits haven’t exactly been on point.  Shrimp pizza. Fried shrimp. grilled shrimp, Shrimp Gumbo. (Just call me Bubba!) Not to mention the adult beverages that are the rewards.  I’m a “Rewards for your work” type.  Some don’t quite believe in that motto, but, kind of like the “work to live” thing, I “run to reward.”  No Shame.

Like I mentioned, I’m a time manager, so, I don’t want to spend half my day in the gym.  30 minutes is plenty enough.

Todays Workout:

  • 1 1/2 miles on treadmill
  • 60 leg press
  • 30 shoulder press
  • 30 lat pulldown
  • 25 squats
  • 100 variety abs

A “Hodge Podge” workout if you will.  Just whatever feels good is okay! Embrace what works for you, and what you’re in the mood for.  This will make it so much easier.

I also tried to keep my breakfast pretty light today…



Blueberry Muffin + Fresh Fruit + Orange Juice



“The Only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.”

I just love that quote, because it is so true.  As I’ve openly admitted, comparison is one of my true struggle points.  Even when I’m at the beach, I’m surrounded by women who have longer legs, flatter stomachs, more muscle, more tone.  But, guess what?  I bet you they work real hard too.  I also bet they look at women all around them and think the same things.

At the end of the day, I have to be happy in knowing that every day I’m just a little bit better version of myself than I was yesterday. And that’s what I work for and towards.  I encourage you to do the same!

And about those rewards…

Rita-Reward 😉

Until next time..



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