We are leaving on a family trip and I need all the help I can get. I am currently taking a break from getting everything a 5 yr old, 2 year old, and I could want and need on a trip, which is a lot these days. I always forget just how much is needed – clothes, bedtime items, DVD’s, the DVD player, snacks, drinks, books, coloring books and crayons, games – and that’s just me. Just kidding; I can’t watch the DVD’s. It’s simply amazing what you need to pack when you’re traveling with children anymore, and now that Will is attempting to potty train…well, that just makes it a bit more of a challenge. It will go fine I am sure, and we are all excited to see everyone, but I just dread the actual trip.
Let me be honest for a second though. I really am not dreading the drive or traveling with kids, but I have been doing so well with my exercise and diet lately and am only 5 lbs from my goal weight. There is absolutely no way on this trip that I will be able to do the exercise I have been doing. Sure, I will be playing with the kids or taking walks, but nothing like the kickboxing, circuit training, and running. Then there’s the eating out; I am sure there will be some fast food thrown in. I know there are healthier options, but I am a tad afraid of what will happen after 3 days of totally trashing my routine. I am making every effort to avoid problems as I have loaded up a bag with apples, carrots, whole wheat bagels, grapes, cheerios, and other healthy snacks so that I won’t get into old habits (you know, the snacking on chips, cookies, and candy), but this is my first real true test of willpower. Over the holidays, I was still home so could continue my exercise program, but being away from home is a whole different ball game. So like I said, wish me luck. I am hoping when we get back, I will pick right back up where I left.