I am back from a 8 day trip to Disney World with my family and what a great, exciting, busy but fun time I had. I ran into several challenges with food and decided to just go with the flow and eat what was available. Not so easy in the Disney Parks when most of the choices are fried and high in fat. After all, this vacation is not about me, it is about the children. And Disney is a child’s dream land. So at the parks, I ordered as healthy as was available, choosing salads, grilled chicken and turkey burgers. And I ate the occasional ice cream. I also started 6 out of the 8 days with a run, nice and early so my workouts did not get in the way of the children having a amazing time. When we were in line at the parks, I thought about doing jump squats but realized that would be super weird ;-). I even thought about recruiting the Princesses to do some diamond pushups, okay even weirder!! But I did the best that I could. On vacation, I happened to see a scale in the hotel gym, the day before we were departing to come home to beautiful NJ. To my shock and dismay I saw a 9 pound weight gain when I jumped on the main scale, after going to the bathroom and disrobing to stand on the bathroom scale to see if this number was real, it went down just 1 pound. So 8 pounds, you may ask, how is this possible for a person that ran 6-7 miles six out of the eight days of vacation. Well, the answer is I let myself enjoy the occasional ice-cream and did not have my daily kale shakes. I enjoyed myself. And reality 7 pounds of this is probably water weight from the added salt that restaurants like to dredge food with. I am already down 6 of the pounds just 2 days after. But I had a great time and this is part of vacation, just letting go. The important choice that I made was getting back on track the moment I came home and making the best choices I could while I was away.
I had a great time going to the parks with the girls. seeing their excitement. and watching their reactions to the Princesses. I loved seeing the world through their eyes. children have a way of making everything so much more fun! And the baby was a bit of a challenge since he did not want to be in a stroller, but I made it work. And he had a blast….
I can’t wait until our next vacation with new memories, more amazing moments and hopefully not as many meals ;-). And I look forward to seeing the world of excitement through the children’s eyes. And if the baby will not use the stroller on the next trip, I just may wind up taking a nap in it ;-).
Remember to always make the best choices that you can and never allow yourself to accept weight gain as part of vacation, get back on track and keep working. All hard work and dedication pays off I promise!
Yours in health, fitness and fun,