Brisbane bound!

The countdown to my Australian/Asian adventure is on!  In a few short days I will depart JFK to Brisbane where I will spend the holidays with my good friend and her family on beautiful Bribie Island.  I feel so fortunate and blessed to be spending time with her and a few other Aussie friends I haven't seen in a while.  (The last time I was in Oz it happened to be 9/11.  What an experience that was, but that's another blog post.)

I shall be this excited very soon.

I shall be this excited very soon.

As it will be summer down under, I've been putting in extra time at the gym getting "bikini ready".  (Much easier said than done during this cold snap when all I want to do is comfort myself with steak and cabernet.)  But, alas, I soldier on and do what needs to be done.  Sigh.

Getting my exercise whenever and however I can.

Getting my exercise whenever and however I can.

After Brisbane we will boogie up to Hong Kong where we will rock in New Years in style.  (Hopefully, I won't be as jet-lagged as I was last year in HK when I was falling asleep at dinner tables.  Seriously.)

Just before I nodded off at a dinner in HK last year.

Just before I nodded off at a dinner in HK last year.

All the extra squats, lunges, punches, sprints and salads will be worth it as soon as I slither into my new bikini and my tootsies touch that beautiful sand, despite the long crazy arse flight to get there.

Some of the things that will be in my bag: magazines, makeup, sexy sandals, vitamin c packs (must stay healthy), and my iPad with pics of Ms. Avery.

Some of the things that will be in my bag: magazines, makeup, sexy sandals, vitamin c packs (must stay healthy), and my iPad with pics of Ms. Avery.

With my soon-to-be-had kangaroo and Buddha adventures, this will be a jammin' way to bring in 2014!

Happy holidays all and be safe!

xo

Goodbye this...

Goodbye this...

Hello this!

Hello this!