Amber's question this week was pertaining to vacation strategies for eating - which is a great topic, and I wish I could contribute something to it... but not so much. It has been TOO LONG since we went on anything that would remotely qualify as a "vacation". But... we do actually have one planned for December.... but I just can't talk about it too much because (if you remember) I am not much of an optimist, and it is really one of those things I don't think I'll believe or really dare to get excited about it until it is actually happening! HA!
So, my primary strategies these days pertain to maintaining the balance of kids and work... and whatever else comes along. My main goal for the next week is to GET UP in the morning and get to the gym, versus having to try to get it in later in the day... when there are too many other things I'm trying to get in. That hour and a half of "sweating" is SO important to me, but I always forget that at 5:30 AM... and think, "Oh, I'll just get there later." And come "later," I'm always regretting putting it off.
I have not stepped on the scale again yet.... I'm doing okay, but I'm not thinking it has been enough to send the scale moving in the right direction yet... and so I haven't checked. Maybe Monday I will.
The summer has been hectic. But on the bright side, it's July, and thus far all is well and intact! So... hopefully, we'll continue to hang in there. Truthfully, overall, the last month has gone much better than I had anticipated. I've managed to work and still "entertain" my kids so they don't spend their entire summer with the Disney Channel (of course, some days are better than others).
When we are not at home, we are typically SWIMMING! The kids LOVE to swim.
The girls are on the swim team again. Gracie is actually learning her strokes and is doing really good, and Tessa just sort of jumps in and kicks like hell until she gets to the other end... smiling like she already won the WHOLE time. It's hilarious.
Tanner, as expected, has taken to the pool with much enthusiasm. He thinks he is unstoppable in his floaties... and of course, is very eager to do everything his sisters are doing (including jump off the diving board), which yes, is great... but sometimes drives me nuts! He's so BUSY! Luckily, he hasn't quite figured out how to terrorize them with the water gun... yet...
Hope you and yours are enjoying your summer!!