Tuesday, October 27, 2009
we all have our reasons....
DISNEYLAND WAS AWESOME!!!! There are few memories I treasure more than my honeymoon with my sweetheart to Disneyland nearly a decade ago, but bringing my young family back there and seeing them experience this magical place was a VERY close second!
I know most people I mentioned my plans to, thought I was crazy taking a 4 month old to the theme park along with my 3 year old and 6 year old. I got a lot of "What are you thinking?" and "You'll regret that decision" but I was determined and, Man, did it pay off! I had a blast!!! There is something so refueling about experiencing something new with your children - their energy's just intoxicating! Don't you wish you could bottle it?!?
My 6 year old had sooo much fun, he rode everything and kept his poor daddy running, while I wrangled the 2 youngest, their nap times and feedings. I definitely got a workout in, I never went anywhere without a kid strapped on or in my arms :) but as we drove home (a 9 hour drive - but we saved $1200 on airfare) all I could think about was the memories we were creating and how lucky we were to have the opportunity to go.
We are a humble family, and I stay at home now while the kids are young which makes this trip even more rare and wonderful. I have a renewed sense of why I want to live a healthier life, and who makes every denied dessert worth it..... why do you want to lose weight... get healthier? What is your motivation... or who? I know I want to have the energy to be there always with them, and I watched as other mothers sat back and didn't participate - not the life for me. I know exactly why I work out, why I try to eat better, sleep more etc. and that motivates a hundred times more than anything else I could imagine.
the pics above - a rare monemt of my and my hubby alone (this lasted like ten minutes and only occured once :) and the second pic me chasing down kids - any shot from behind is motivating... wouldn't you agree:)