My trip...the first three days with pictures.
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Sophie in Kansas on our first day driving...Her head is obscuring a house that had BLOWN OVER.
We pulled over to have lunch.
We packed lunch meat...lots.
I am a little tired of lunch meat.
first off, let's get the whole challenge thing out the way.
I exercised 11 out of 14 days.
On the three days I didn't 'exercise' it was an all day drive fest.
The day we drove to my mom's house in michigan from Ohio...all day.
I did play tag at a rest stop.
Then I didn't exercise the two days it took us to get from Michigan back to Colorado.
(around 1250 miles total...I did do jumping jacks and lunges at rest stops...but don't count it since I didn't time it.)
(our usual three day trip was frowned upon by all...we wanted to go home.)
I had three high calorie days.
I weighed in yesterday morning at 156.
I weighed in at my mom's house at 155.
It's a maintain...maybe one pound loss.
I think I may be retaining a bit of water from my two day death trek across the middle of America.
without further ado...
a quick recap.
On our way out,
We drove through Kansas, missouri and Illinois/Indiana.
Kansas was Kansas.
We stopped the first night in Junction city Kansas....
The hotels in Kansas are always top notch.
I don't know why.
Lack of people?
Very clean, awesome breakfasts.
(Although I did avoid the biscuits and gravy...um, not diet friendly lol)
I swam and did calisthenics the first night.
While doing jumping jacks my oldest decides my new nickname is Jiggles.
The second night we stopped in Highland, Illinios.
That was the best stop we had while traveling.
It was a nice little town.
We ate at an italian restaurant and ordered pizza, and they had a really good Salad bar.
I had an awesome salad and two slices of pizza with fresh tomatoes.
After we went to a local park called 'Silver Lake'.
There were two ducks that were so used to being fed that when we got out of our van they ran up a hill to greet us, and followed us down to the lake a good quarter mile away.
We fed them some pretzels.
The lake was beautiful and the Sunset was golden.
I don't know why...but we loved this place.
I would have stayed an extra day or two here.
Me, and my two girls (Kate 16, Sophie 8)
The Ducks...They were a couple.
Aren't they cute?
Tim (my husband) and Sophie at Silver lake in Highland, Illinois.
It also had an exercise room where I got one huge workout in....one total hour on an elliptical then treadmill...I was sweating up a storm...then did pushups.
We got to Ohio after three days.
I will write about that tomorrow...
*insert banjo music here*
I got back home yesterday and managed to take the family out to dinner at Carrabas.
Today I did a three mile walk, 100 situps, 50 pushups..laundry, dishes, weeding and watering and scraping the bugs off my bumper.
I kept my calories today at 1500.
Tomorrow it's back to the gym.
So, Have a great night guys...
Hope every else's two weeks went well...
Posted by Christine at 10:13 PM