CHRISNSTEVE's SparkPeople Blog CHRISNSTEVE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Cruise set for August, 2013 Well, last night we booked our vacation for next summer which will be a cruise with the entire family in honor of my father in laws 90th birthday!! Everyone is so excited for this family reunion and I made a pact with myself! My mantra for the coming year is: <BR> <BR> I will not be the heaviest woman in the family anymore!!! <BR> <BR> I want to thoroughly enjoy every minute of the cruise with my family and I will not let my weight stand in the way of me doing anything! Every workout, ev... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 06:29:22 EST Water Park day! Yesterday I went to my very favorite place for fun in the summer! I went to Splish Splash Water Park on Long Island, NY! Constant walking up hills and stairs made for a great workout, and the fact that you get soaked at the end of the stairs and hills, makes it a workout that really doesn't feel like a workout at all!! Add to the hills and stairs, carrying giant tubes gives your arms a great workout too! Spent 8 hours doing that!!! Today, it's back to the gym to face down the elliptical!... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 06:35:55 EST Ode to the elliptical trainer Oh dear elliptical trainer, standing there in the gym all gleaming and smug! You snicker as I step up to you and I gulp down my hestitation! In the past few week since we were first introduced, you laughed out loud as I struggled to complete my allotted time, and you smirked when I got off, drained and exhausted and dripping with sweat! Well, this morning, I guess you were expecting the same gasping for breath and dripping, and my heart beating out of my chest, but alas, you w... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:35:58 EST