I had the most amazing week. It was the kind of week that I will look back at even in 20 years and remember. It was the kind of week that makes you really count your blessings. It was the kind of week that makes my throat tighten and my eyes swell with tears because I cannot even comprehend the amount of joy that I have in my life. My hubby had business in Los Angeles this week. Rather than him flying in we decided to make a trip of it. The kiddos and I went along for the ride. We spent 4 days full of bliss at Disneyland and a perfect afternoon at my favorite beach. The difference 23 pounds and so much exercise makes is amazing!!!!
Some of my favorite moments from the week:
I realized about half way through the first day at Disneyland that I was walking through the turn styles straight on. I didn’t have to turn my body to fit my hips through. I fit comfortably through without any effort. What!?!
After spending 15 plus hours at Disneyland the first day I woke up the next day feeling great. I wasn’t sore at all. We spent another 3, 12 plus hour days there with an afternoon at the beach in the middle and by Thursday I still felt great!!!???!!! I really am getting fit.
At the beach I had no reluctance to take off my cover up. Now don’t get me wrong, I am no bathing beauty yet. I still have a long way to go. But, this is my body. It is the body that my Father in Heaven blessed me with. The body that birthed my 4 beautiful babies. I have found this new sense of gratitude for this body. This body that is so capable of things and so strong. So, I took off my cover up and was comfortable in my own skin. That is really a first for me.
|Okay, so I'm not ready to post a picture of myself for the world to see in my swimsuit. :)|
I bought a size large sweatshirt. No extra for this girl anymore!!! Also, I’m in a size smaller jean. So, that’s 2 sizes smaller than I started and these are actually a little loose. Excited to go another size down soon.
So, I had a great week. I felt great and was happy to focus on my kiddos and have fun without the worry that extra weight brings in so many forms. I of course ate foods that I wouldn’t normally at home. I enjoyed myself in moderation. After a cheese burger, some pizza, a couple donuts, some ice cream, lots of water and some salad mixed in too I am so happy to report that
I am exactly the same as last Friday
|Today, down 23 pounds|
All that extra water and healthy food is making my hair and skin so happy.
My hair is growing so fast and my skin is better than it's ever been.
I made it through a week of vacation without any weight gain. I feel triumphant at that. I am excited to be home and back on track.