A Disney "warrior", that is!
Hi Everybody!!! I just got back from my family trip to Disney. It was CRAZY!! The husband said we are "born again hard" like a Marine! lol! We knew it wasn't going to be a "relaxing" vacation, but it was a bit much sometimes dealing with the huge crowds that were there and the extreme wait times for some of the attractions. I had brought with me a book, Walt Disney World with Kids 2009, and I have to say that it was my saving grace during the trip. I carried it in my bag to every park that we visited and it was so helpful. There are maps, in depth ride descriptions, "don't miss" lists and it also includes charts with time estimations for speed of lines and duration of shows/rides in addition to everything you wanted to know about dining in Disney. It really helped us navigate through the park and pick which rides/attractions we wanted to see. So worth every bit of the $17.95! I highly recommend it!
As for the dining, well, let's just say that it is very "kid-friendly". There were lots of chicken nuggets, fries and hot dogs. But, surprisingly, there were also many more healthy choices than I had anticipated. I was happy to see salads, whole wheat buns and baguettes and veggie sides. I tried my very best to make as many healthy choices as possible during this trip. I wasn't perfect. I picked on the daughters' fries here and there and did have tastes of this and that, but overall, I stayed on the healthy side. In addition to all the walking we did (generally about 6-7 miles a day according to my pedometer!), I went to the gym every morning and did the elliptical for 30-40 minutes. Pretty good, eh?! The husband was even impressed! He's usually stuck working out by himself on vacation, but now I was waking up at 6:30-7 a.m. and huffin it right along with him! Not sure if the scale will show me some love after all this, but I'm really happy with myself and feel that I was able to enjoy myself on vacation while also keeping my health in mind :)
I'm looking forward to getting back to my "home" routine tomorrow. Most of all, I'm looking forward to getting back to blogging! I have missed it this week. I felt strange not taking pics of my food, but honestly, it would have been near impossible with all that was going on. I can't wait to catch up on all your blogs and see how everyone is doing, too!!!!! Hope everyone has been well and I'll see you for a "back to normal" post tomorrow night!