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A Really Great Family Day Out

Monday, September 22, 2014

So had a great day today. After my strength training workout I got the house clean and did laundry. Then I got my daughter down for her nap early so she could get up earlier for our outing. Then I went for a 1.4mile walk. Then I got back had lunch and starting packing up for our trip to Roche-A-Cri.

It was a great trip. Our packed dinner was delicious and filling. We walked up the 303steps to the observation deck. Last year I was literally hunched over gasping for breath before I even reached the top. Today, I got to the top and was barely breathing heavy. I worked a sweat but I was still just talking and laughing. I was amazed at what I could do, and I felt amazing. Talk about motivation. This accomplishment was huge motivation. My 3 year old climbed most of it herself to. She amazed us. They have a 3.5mile trail going around it. I'm going to try to convince my sister to walk it with me. Maybe it will spark a need in her to work out as well. Which would be wonderful.

I stayed with in my calories no problem. Even on the way home we stop for an ice cream cone and it was delicious and I had extra calories to consume still so I didn't break my diet. Woot!! So all in all it was a great day. A ton of fun, and I can't wait till we go again.

*2 tbls peanut butter on 1 slice wheat toast
*1 small golden delicious apple
*1 cup of coffee

*1/2 chicken leg quarter
*1 cup corn
*1 small baked potato with 1/2tbls butter
*1 cup coffee

*2/3 cup homemade potato salad
*5 baby carrots
*1 cup diced watermelon
*1 turkey sandwich(2 slices of wheat bread, 1 slice low fat cheese, 2 slices low fat sliced smoked turkey, lots of lettuce and tomato.)

*1 single scoop ice cream cone

12 cups of water total today
58 min of fitness
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  • KNH771
    Congrats on such an awesome NSV! It must have been awesome to get to the top of those steps so much easier than before... and your little girl sounds like a rawk star too!
    2458 days ago
    Isn't it exciting to be able to something you couldn't do before? I had an experience like that. A family friend came down and we went Downtown and walked along the Mississippi River and I had to keep stopping and sitting down and my back would hurt and then less than a year later my sister came down and we took her Downtown to walk along the Mississippi River and my mom and my sister were telling me to slow down. My back wasn't hurting and I was even pushing the stroller and I barely had to stop. It was great! It sounds like you had a great outing!
    2458 days ago
    wow just read this now. Been so busy this week! Sounds like it was an amazing day! I love family outings and family days. I try to fit one in every Sunday but it can be tough. I love to indulge once in awhile when the extra calories are available. It shocked me when I learned that I could have a small ice cream or donut once in awhile and still lose weight! This is when it finally clicked and I was able to stay on plan. emoticon emoticon
    I bet you burned some major calories on those stairs too!!!
    2459 days ago
  • LACY77
    Laundry is next on my list over here today... got to get the kids up and to school first though. Have a great day today! :)
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    emoticon emoticon Sounds like a successful day all around!
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