We are LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AWAY from leaving on our first ever all inclusive beach vacation as a family. If it seems like I’m yelling, it’s because I totally am. Being that close to take-off also means it’s time for me to get my ass in gear and start figuring out what the hell beach vacation packing entails.
Road trip to Florida, where I have a washer and dryer in our room? Piece of cake. Planning for a week of straight up heat, water, and sand with no laundry to do. Well, that makes me both excited, and terrified. I’m going to go grab myself a margarita to get into the spirit, then we’ll deep dive into the beach vacation packing essentials, and some of my fun splurges! (psst, here’s the recipe for my go-to frozen strawberry margarita)
But First, Some Fun Stuff
I mean, I know, we need to remember to pack our underwear, and a mini pharmacy so that we don’t pay eight times the price when we need a tampon or some antacids. But…. isn’t an all-inclusive beach vacation all about spoiling ourselves! In that spirit, here are few little things I’ve picked up for myself to feel like a rock star while we’re away.
Beach Vacation Packing
Splurge #1: Bathing Suit
First up, was a new bathing suit. I saw this baby, and there was absolutely nothing I could do to stop myself from buying it. I’m pretty sure I phrased it to Bo as “But, it was TEAL, and crazy sexy, and SOOOO not the Mom style I would usually buy”. Plus, it looks freaking killer on me right now (thank you kettlebell and zumba classes of late!). I’ve also got to shout-out end of season clearance sales. It was marked down to $20 from $128!!! September is totally the time to do your bathing suit shopping!
What I’m saying, is TREAT YOURSELF! Don’t be self-conscious, don’t be worried about other people looking at you, or you not looking as thin, tanned, or toned as them. You know what changed my outlook? I joined a facebook group for the resort and looked at the pictures everyone was posting. I never noticed one roll or muffin top, one bikini too small, or one clump of cellulite. The first thing I always saw was how happy and confident the people were who were just wearing, and doing, whatever they wanted on vacation. So yeah, that’ll be me, at 37, in this killer bathing suit made for a 21 year old. Deal with it.…