Why I Love Summer

Aloha friends!  I am kicking back relaxing at home again and decided to link up with my sweet friend Aimee over at Primarily Speaking.

What do I love about summer?  The question really is What don't I love about summer?

Me Time

This year I became a full time single mama and I have been one busy lady!!  With work, running my girls around to all of their after school activities, cooking, cleaning, etc... there hasn't been a lot of time for me.  My girls are spending the summer in California with their dad and I honestly didn't know what to do with myself when they left!


My favorite time to surf is summer.  The waves are small and the water uncrowded
because everyone is at work. I can also stay out there as long as I want!
One morning I met BU the Surfing Pig out in the water.  
He definitely caught more waves than me!!

He even has his own YouTube channel!!


It is so nice to dress up and talk with adults!

Working Out / Eating Right

On June 1st I took on the Whole30 challenge.  It is now Day 18 and I have stuck with it and I love it!
With the girls gone cooking for myself and sticking to it has been much easier than if they were here.
I also started PiYo.  I'm not a fan of yoga.  Everyone tells me it is so good for you, but every time I do it I am so bored! I need to move!  Then I saw a video from Chalene Johnson telling about how she created PiYo which uses Yoga and Pilates and you are moving around the whole time.  So I thought I would give it a try.   I love it!!  In just a few weeks with clean eating and doing PiYo everyday I have slimmed down and feel so much stronger.


I am so stinking excited to go to Vegas in 2 weeks!!  I will be there for the whole week so I need 5 different outfits for each day along with some accessories. I have been doing lots of in store and on line shopping to get ready!  The dress above is one of my purchases.  I bought another  dress and some new shoes.  I picked up a bathing suit yesterday, and I may need a few new shirts too.  Whether I was going to Vegas or not, I love shopping.  However, my bank account does not!!

What are your favorite things about summer?  Head over to Primarily Speaking to link up!


  1. You have so many great reasons for loving summer! I have always wondered about PiYo, now I'll have to check it out for sure. I can't wait for Vegas. I hope to see you there! And, the dress you showed is darling!! Thank you so much for linking up! Have fun surfing and hanging with your friends, you've earned the downtime!

    Primarily Speaking

  2. I'm not the dress up kind of gal, so seeing your fancy dress is making me feel all nervous now :-) I may need to go shopping!

    I've never heard of PiYo! I'll have to look that up for sure!

    1. Don't be nervous!! Wear what you love. I am always so casual here that I love to get dressed up!

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  4. I love piyo!! and I'm super jealous about vegas! I wish I could go this year....

    1. You are looking amazing Jen with your workouts!! Way to go. You will just have to come to Hawaii!

  5. Is the PiYo worth it?? I love Body Pump and Insanity by Beachbody. You are in amazing shape!! I have always wanted to learn how to surf, but am too afraid...sharks! And lately that is all that has been on the news...shark attacks! I am such a wuss as I get older! Do you ever come to Ca with your girls? That's where I am from! Enjoy your summer.


    1. Aloha Christa! Yes, I was just in San Francisco in October. For me PiYo has been perfect. It really helped to strengthen my core which helped alleviate some back pain that I was having.


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