And what a trip! I'm finally feeling like myself, although even that's a bit of a stretch! We had a good time at Tonia's, but I'll tell you - two 16 months olds are a lot of work and I don't know how Tonia does it!!! We napped every day, were dead tired by about 9pm each night and generally were just wore out! We got some good hiking in - Tonia lives at about 6500 feet so that in itself was a battle. They are covered in snow up there which was really funny. Everyone heard I was going to Vegas and thought that I'd be in the warm weather - far from it! Actually, the strip wasn't very warm either - we spent some time there on Monday. Our flights were canceled both ways and yesterday was the travel day from hell. Our flight left at 12:45am, got into Dallas at 5am, we had a three hour layover, then got home around noon to Columbus. I hadn't slept more than about an hour or so and felt like crap! What a way to spend my b-day! :) But that's alright, we're happy to be home. Plus I slept 12 hours last night and feel a bit better today! Hehehe! I'll post pictures later of the kids and the mountain!
I feel like I've gotten off schedule in terms of diet and working out. We didn't eat bad when we were away (besides the Hummingbird cake Tonia made me for my b-day with cream cheese frosting - yum), but we ate a lot. Every time the kids ate, I felt like we did too. We exercised 3 days by hiking, but I didn't do any weight work outs. The hiking kicked my butt - between the uneven surface of the mountain and the high altitutde, I was working! I came back and was down 0.2 pounds. I didn't hit my goal of losing 5 pounds before going to Tonia's which was very frustrating, but maybe it was a bit of a longshot. I'm not going to lose huge amounts of weight and I just have to accept that - I like food too much! Hehehe. So I'll set a new goal -
I leave for Tahiti in 28 days. In that amount of time, I'd like to finally get down to 144 (that would be my 5 pounds lost). I'm going to get all of my weight workouts in (4 a week) and do at least 6 days of cardio (I'm scheduled for 7 since we are starting our swimming, but I'll account for a lazy day every once in a while.) Since Lent has started (and I grew up Catholic), I'm going to give something up as well - just for old time sake. Hehehe - it'll just be someting that helps me. So I'm going to give up soda. It's a bad habit that I need to kick - I rely on it to get me through my days and it's not worth it. I think these things will help get me to my sailing trip with a good feeling about things!