This last vacation went pretty well. I certainly indulged, but I kept running and am trying to bring it back under control…again. I think it helped that we stayed really active, too. We went to a trampoline park? room? place on Friday. It was SO much fun! I wasn’t brave enough to attempt any flip (I may be healthier, but I’m still over 30!), but I did do the jump thing where you land on you butt and then bounce back up to your feet. I felt like a kid again (well, almost – jumping on a trampoline really works the muscles in your feet, and apparently, mine aren’t as strong as they used to be!).
On Saturday we went to Cedar Point. I haven’t been there since I was a kid, and now my own kid is old enough to start enjoying roller coasters! He isn’t quite tall enough to ride the most popular coasters, but he loved riding the mid-level ones! When I asked him what his favorite part of the park was, he said raft ride through the canyon and the log flume were the best. I suspect it might have something to do with getting wet in the 100 degree heat. At one point, I was in line for a coaster and saw a sign listing the height and weight limitations of the ride. I had a moment of panic and started to consider if I was too heavy for the ride when I realized that was crazy! I weigh a very normal amount now. It was a weird realization.
On our way home, we stopped in PA to take my grandmother out to dinner. It never ceases to amaze me how well my son gets along with her. They genuinely have fun together – I guess 7 and 87 are compatible ages! The dog tagged along for the whole trip, and seemed to enjoy it. He normally freaks about car rides, but we put his bed in the back seat this time, and he was much calmer!
The only adventure left for this summer is our camping trip next week. That shouldn’t be too bad, so I’m really hoping to get back to consistently staying on-track now. I’m ready to see the scale changing again (in the downward direction, of course)!