…ok, so I'm not on a boat yet. But at the end of August, I'll be on this boat:
Yep, I'm going on a cruise. I'm scared. And excited.
Hubs and I are going for a 5 night western Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean. Neither of us have cruised before. The timing is intentional- I will have finished up my 12 week program with Trainer Rob. This means I have a whole week off without workouts until the next program starts. I do plan on being as active as possible on the boat though. And I plan on eating as best as I can- the last thing I want to do is sabotage all my efforts.
I thought the cruise would be a great way to break out of my shell and do things I normally wouldn't even try with this body of mine, ala Ruby and her Australian Adventure. I had grand plans!
Jet Skiing- WOOT!
ATV Jungle Rides through Cozumel- SCORE!
Hubs and I jumped online to book our excursions, and I swear that every one of them that I picked had weight limits WAY below what I weigh. I mean, I knew I couldn't do a zipline or parasail, but ride a ATV? Jet Ski?
So my doubt monster starts creeping in my head. During snorkeling, what if I can't pull myself back onto the boat? What if even during a lazy bus tour it's crowded and I don't fit in the seats crammed next to my 6'5, 280 pound husband? I read horror stories about how small the cabin bathrooms are and how I might not fit. Really?
I read the Fat Girl's Guide to Cruising and it helped relieve my fears a little. But those fat girls aren't as big as Fat Emmie. Don't even get me started on how I'm going to have to find cute bathing suits and warm weather clothes. Panic!
So while I try to calm myself down about not fitting, I will give you the obligatory “I'm on a Boat.” It is profane. And hilarious. Just don't play it on your speakers at work. Or if you have an aversion to profanity.
So let me hear it- have you been on a cruise before? What was it like? Any tips for me?