InstaDiary: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo bound

For a first timer out of the country, well besides Canada which doesn’t count for a Michigander, I would have to say I’m pretty damn lucky. A true place of paradise that I was so sad to leave. Being back in LA has been a busy one. I’m not complaining at all, as I’ve been fortunate to land a new gig that I absolutely love. New posts are coming soon with all the details on my amazing first time experiences in Cabo. If only you all could have seen it with your own two eyes. For now, here is a little Instagram recap!!!

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#nofilter needed on the view

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Good hair day before parasailing

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A girl’s dream vanity

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Can’t go wrong with a healthy adult bev

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Last day at the pool with @nattieb1215 love this girl

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Goodbye Cabo you were good to us

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Outside Exercise

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The first time I took my workout to the outdoors was this photo right here. Sure I’ve been on many hikes but never did I train on grass and let me tell you…best idea EVER! It helps living in California with nice weather year round and fresh air, no matter what the temp is, will give your routine the extra kick it needs sometimes.

Why workout outside?

1. The Sun: Vitamin D is good for your bones and it helps your intestines absorb nutrients. Not to mention a sunkissed look never looked bad on anybody, right?

2. Fresh Air: Getting outside helps your body relax in a way you can’t with four walls. Give your lungs a good clean by running along the beach or in your neighborhood. With fresh air comes a sharper mind.

3. Scenery: I love a good sweat on the treadmill and a heavy lift, but nothing beats the sound of waves, people in their swimsuits, and the feel of the outdoors. Changing your view when putting your body under stress will help with recovery and ease your mind of all worries.

4. The Challenge: You can’t change nature or the way a road curves and when discovering a new route, the challenge of unexpected steps or soft sand creates a workout your body will love. Did you know running in the cold actually builds your lung capacity because the cold is harsher when breathing? The pain creates a gain in the long haul.

If you haven’t already, check out a quick little video on Instagram of my Cabo beach run I did on Monday.

Lesson Learned: A workout has no boundaries when you live in a world of land and sea.

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Postcard From Mexico

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico…I am in love with you. So many firsts have happened on this trip and I am overwhelmed with excitement. As I try to shut myself off from technology and truly enjoy the view, I had to show some love to my followers.

I do have one confession to make. Our first day here I did not workout. You all know I’ve been on a 365 days of fitness kick and when I hit the bed Friday night, the thought didn’t even cross my mind. Bummed? I definitely am a little bit but shit happens right? It’s an amazing goal I’m always working towards and have not failed. Just a minor hiccup. I have, however, made up for it with hardcore cardio every day sense then, including a run in the sand at sunrise.

So excited to share all the firsts I’ve experiences thus far.

Cheers from Cabo!

-xx-

Jodi

Follow along on Instagram for more beautiful views in a 4×4 square.

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Hello Cabo!

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Traveling outside of the country can definitely bring some worries, especially for a girl like me who tends to not fly so easily. When the idea of Cabo came up, I immediately said yes. This morning I woke up with my bags packed and my fedora on my head with butterflies in my stomach like nobody’s business. I really don’t know what to expect but I couldn’t be more excited as this is my first time on an international vacation.

When it hit me that I’m finally getting my first stamp in my passport, a few things came to mind to prep myself. Most people, I think, would just breeze through but I wanted to make sure all went smooth with no worries except keeping a full cocktail.

Notifying your bank and phone company of travels is important. I hear of horror stories with credit cards being shut off or receiving a huge phone bill the next month. Who wants to worry about all that when you’re feet are in the white sand, right? Also make sure that you have snacks that you regularly eat as you may not find those healthy options elsewhere. Can’t beat 2 backs of Trader Joe’s almonds when you get the munchies :).

In just an hour I will be airborne and on my way to Cabo. I can’t wait to share all the beautiful photos with everyone as I’m so going Instagram crazy on this trip.

Much love from a soon to be traveler.

-xx-

Lesson Learned: You can never be too prepared whether it’s your first time or your hundredth.

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That Inspiration Tho

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I don’t know about you, but I can never get enough inspiration. What better way to get a jolt of happiness then words of encouragement. Sure they get repetitive like “God give me strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”, but what a damn good sentence. It doesn’t matter who you are, religious or not, this is a message that hits you one way or another. When you take a workout class, just as you start to hunch over from exhaustion, the instructor tells you to keep your back straight, knees bent a little, and relax the upper body over and over again. It’s the same thing. Reassurance can be key to a successful ending.

With that being said, here are 30 little jolts of health inspiration that your Saturday just might need!!!

Lesson Learned: #22. Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. — Denis Waitley

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