Posted by: LeLe Chan | March 24, 2010

Good intentions…mean nothing.

So, a month ago husband and I decided to take a vacay. I know, exciting, right? And it was – is. Picking out the destination was fun, and deciding on which dreamy 5 star resort to stay at was even better.

We decided on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, so in less than 10 days I will be lounging at the fabulous Sensatori Azul.

Beach beds @ Sensatori

Can’t you just see me lying here basking in the glorious sunshine? Jealous? Well don’t be. I can picture me doing exactly that, and believe me, it’s not pretty. I have lots of excuses: I’ve had 2 kids, one pretty recently. I have no time to work out. Blah blah. I was also full of good intentions, determined to be beach ready by the departure date. Instead, I gained 7lbs. I blame the carrot cake from Market on Yates. It’s deliciously evil.

Let’s face it, the truth is simple. I love food. My husband loves to make good food. I have no willpower. And I’m l-a-z-y. You will never catch me on a diet that deprives me of yummies…especially cake. You will not likely see me in a gym or yoga studio. You will hear me complain if I have to walk more than 3 blocks.

So, how do I solve my beach body dilemma? I’ve accepted that I will not be tanning in bikinis & have gone shopping for cute one pieces, and flattering maxi dresses. I’ve booked a mani & pedi so that at least my fingers & toes will be cute. I’ve also booked a wax so I can feel good, you know, on the inside. Lol. All in all, I’ve made peace & am learning to “love the skin I’m in” and have accepted that my metabolism is not what it was 5 years ago.

I haven’t given up though. I want to be sexy for the big 3-0 this June…so I may have to give this exercise thing a try. I am totally motivationally challenged when it comes to getting my butt outta bed to exercise, so any help (wake up calls/texts/nasty comments on this blog) will actually help me get in gear.

Wish me luck & perserverance? Oi.



  1. That Carrot cake was damn good…
    Who cares what you look like, you will be child free, sipping pina colada’s, TANNING!!!!! Any vaca away will be amazing my dear. Enjoy, then come up here and I will whip you into shape.
    Love ya and miss you

  2. I’m still thinking about that damn cake. It went on sale today (says Allan), down to $4.79! Can you believe that?!? $4.79 for 8 square inches of buttery-carrot cake goodness with yummy cream cheese icing!!! aaarrhhH! He refrained from buying it cuz he read this post…but he told me about it…so tonight I made Apple Crisp as a consolation…we’re hopeless.


    Miss you!!!!

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