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Tales of a Motel

As if a healthy lifestyle isn't hard enough in any situation, right now my husband and I are, get this--living in a motel! 8 weeks down, 4 (?) more to go. To rewind and explain, we got married in July 2010 in Hong Kong where we were both living. 
That's us. Isn't he handsome?

Living in Hong Kong was wonderful, and we both have our families living there. We decided that we wanted something a little different, however, so we made the crazy decision to completely relocate. We made some rough plans, flew out to see some land, applied for an American Visa (Tim is a Brit passport holder) and a few months later we were Georgian residents! We are building a home on a beautiful piece of land. In the meantime however...the motel. 
On the plus side, it's actually a bit bigger than our most recent shoebox of a flat in Hong Kong. On the downside, the cooking facilities, to say the least. Limited, as in--there's a microwave. And a mini-fridge. Throw in the fact that I'm unused to shopping in American grocery stores, and we have a problem. Lots of trial and error (you can cook what in a microwave?) but we're learning. 
Exercise wise, I'm so lucky to have a hubby who knows how important being active is to me! As soon as we arrived in America, he encouraged me to pursue something I had been thinking about for a while--getting certified as a personal trainer. And now, I can proudly say that I am! We are also members of a great gym in the area, are close to some beautiful areas for hiking, and have a 2-mile loop that's perfect for running nearly right outside our (motel) door. Am I excited to eventually have a completed home, complete with treadmill (pretty please Tim?!) --you betcha! But in the meantime, I feel so lucky to have so many great resources at my disposal and we're definitely doing the best we can. Wish me luck!


  1. Wow, great post! I bet living in Hong Kong was an incredible experience!

    Yikes, living in a motel for 8 weeks would be a bit hard, but I'm so glad you have a good running route!

    Thanks so much for following and commenting on my blog! :)


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