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Back from vacation!

Monday, June 03, 2013

I'm back at my desk at work after a week of vacation. I enjoyed the time off, but it's nice to get back to "routine"! I was very active, but as usual, when I'm off routine, so is my "eating".

We spent Memorial Day at my sister's house. She had a cook-out with a lot of healthy things to eat. On Tuesday, I dropped DD#2 off at basketball practice at 8 am. I went straight to the greenway to run. I was surprised how many people were running and not at work at that time! Maybe they were all on vacation too?!

Later that day 5 additional girls showed up at the house to go camping with DH, DD#2 & #3 (DH is crazy!). He had his van & trailer loaded up and took the 3 - 12 year olds and I came up a little later with 4 - 15 year olds (one 14 year old since DD#2 won't be 15 until July). My sister met us at the campsite and my niece, husband & baby came up later in the evening. They camped Tuesday - Friday. I stayed during the day and went back home in the evenings. DD#1 came up on Thursday with 4 of her friends, so it was quite the week.

We had great weather and I did a lot of walking & kayaking. When my great nephew would get fussy, we would plop him in the stroller and take him for a long walk. With walking with him, walking to the bathroom and to the "beach" area, I probably walked 3+ miles a day!

For some reason I ate a lot of hot dogs! I really don't like hot dogs, but DH would split them open and cook them over the fire and they were really good. I had a "carb" over load during the week too! I sort of got back on track over the weekend and I'm back on "routine" today with my healthy breakfast & lunch.

I ran again yesterday morning with DH & DD#2. DD#2 starts a very intensive summer workout program with basketball & volleyball this week, so she wanted to get back at it. She wasn't exactly lazy this past week, but only had 1 day of practice and then yesterday's run. It was really humid so I struggled a little, but I was able to run about 25 mins. before walking 1 min. I ran about 5 more mins. and then finished up with a brisk walk up the hill back to the car.

I'm still trying to decide what my Summer Goals will be. Hopefully when I weigh on Wednesday there won't be a gain. I'm still a little below my goal weight, but wanted to loose that final pound for some wiggle room. I hope I didn't "wiggle" over goal!

On a side note, we got "Fitness Profiles" in the mail for DD#2 & #3. Apparently they do these in PE and do a comparison from the previous year. DD#3's was pretty useless because they didn't have any previous results, but it did show she needs to work on her "fitness level".

DD#2 showed a great improvement from 8th Grade to 9th Grade in her fitness level. She started last summer really getting serious about athletics. She not only did the summer workouts, but did a lot on her own. Between March of 2012 and March of 2013 she grew 2 1/2 inches, but weighs 10 lbs. less! She was at the bottom of the "healthy" fitness level and is now at the top of the "healthy" level.

There was a lot of controversy about this program (Play60) because they record weight & BMI, but I think it's interesting to know and I guess it's a testament to our society and the obesity rate of children. Some people need to have this in their face to see how inactive their children are. I'm not sure who else get the results. We work really hard at maintaining a healthy lifestyle for our children, but it is a struggle. Even the "fit" ones like DD#2 like nothing better than laying around and watching TV, playing video games, "tapping" on her Itouch, etc. Don't even get me started about her eating - there's a whole lot of room for improvement there!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to a great week "Back to Routine"!

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    Welcome back safe and sound! Glad you enjoyed your vacation. Time to get back to that routine! Good luck!
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