Sunday, June 29, 2014
Howdo … we had a great time over our three week adventure. We walked, hiked, swam and saw it all!!! We saw ancient ruins, grand views, old missions, national monuments … and more. Texas son couldn’t believe how active I had become … and bragged about my baggy pants!!! We made grocery runs and resupplied our fresh produce stash. Our vehicle Igloo was a life saver and due to how our Toyota 4-Runner is wired only worked when the car was on … not draining the car battery. When we didn’t have the car running the foods stayed cool inside. The trailer took a shake up when we went to Chaco Canyon … 20 miles of rough dirt road in and a different 20 miles of rough dirt road out!!!
The first three days at the Grand Canyon were very, very windy!!! We could not have an open fire so grandson made S’mores over a propane stove. Because he doesn’t get sweets often he only ate a couple of bites before he said he had had enough. What a lesson!!!!! It only takes a few bites when you are truly paying attention to what you are eating.
Hubby and I watched the sun rise and set over some of the most breathtaking views. Though we are retired together for a year now, this trip was the first to go exploring together in a long while. We are also planning another exploring trip for us.
Brag ALERT I got rid of 10 ˝ pounds while I was gone. I stayed on track and feel sooooo good. Most people told me before leaving not to worry about losing anything while we were gone ... you are on vacation ya know. Vacation is a time to let loose and eat what ever you want. NOT
I plan to stay as active as I was on our trip. Hubby has already planned on taking me to the forest with him when he takes the doggies. In addition, I will up my treadmill walking to 60 minutes 5-6 days a week.
My mind set is I am building lifelong behaviors to get rid of the weight that will help me keep the weight gone!!!! I have read many articles on nutrition being 80% and exercise being 20%. I would beg to differ. You can only reduce your intake of food so much … physically moving helped me a great deal.
To all of you … we can do anything that we chose to do, put in the time and effort and truly want more than anything else that only has a fleeting moment of pleasure. We aren’t striving for perfection … we are striving for the best we can be.