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Stickin' with it.

Monday, June 06, 2016

With the exception of yesterday, when I just said "to heck with it" and had kids' birthday party food AND Mexican AND copious amounts of chocolate cookies for dinner, staying within my calories is getting easier and easier.

And today was lovely. We had perfect weather so the family packed up and went to the gym. We grown ups worked out while the kiddos played in the play area (even baby girl - there are so many swings and bouncers and she's so chill; it's hilarious to come and get her and find her just relaxin' in a swing next to one of the child care staff) and then we had lunch at the cafe. After that we changed and checked out the pool for the first time. It's nothing too fancy - it's no Lifetime Fitness, that's for sure - but it's really nice, has a water feature, a little water slide and a zero entry for the kids. And there were lots of random pool toys to play with. Our son had a blast playing with a toy boat and a kick board. We pretended that the gym was our own fancy country club, when it's really just a nice gym.

A dozen years ago, the gym was probably hot stuff. But these days, everything has to be bigger and crazier (um, sorry, our gym's pool doesn't have a swim up bar?) so who can even compete. I, personally, prefer our gym just the way it is.

Er, well, I wish the family changing room was nicer. Oh well.

I also just - just! - signed up for my first 5K since ...2014! Geeze, it seems like yesterday but it was a winter, a pregnancy and a baby ago. Anyhow, I ran this race back in 2009 and I think it's the same course; a wooded trail with more downhill running than I would like. And I signed my son up for the Tot Trot - his first! I don't know how far the "Trot" is but he likes running and has lots of energy so I'm sure he'll love it.
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