Something new for me and you
Some wicked fun snowboarding!!!!!
This weekend my friend Gina and I took our boys (her husband, my PhillyBoy) to the mountains for the weekend. Oddly enough it is about to start blizzarding now. Guess our timing was a little off! Anyway, I have been snowboarding since I was 13, but PB has never been. It was a fun and challenging weekend teaching him. I know this blog is about food, and I’ll get back to it in the next post, but first I tell you about the trip!!!!!!
PB was such a sport and hardworker this weekend. He is pretty much bruised from head to toe, but I can confidently say that he had not only tons of fun but can now go down a mountain without falling every few feet! The next time we ride together I think he will learn to link turns!!!!! The first couple of hours were tough though…
We had been on the mountain less than an hour. Our first ride together. He had finally learned to stand up on the board (go PB!) but his feet were bothering him, so while we were taking a quick sitting break at the top of the mountain he decided it would be a great idea to take his feet out of his snowboard. His rental had no leash. He didn’t realize he was on a hill. Yeah… something not so good happened.
His snowboard went zooming down the mountain! (without him on it) I started yelling down “loose snowboard watch outttttttt!” while PB started sprinting after it! We were in the family zone so there were kids everywhere, and I was so worried the board would hit one! But it went straight into the woods, never to be found again, although PB did roam around the trees frantically for a little while (I hope he doesn’t kill me for blogging about this story). Luckily, I find situations like this to be amusing. The rental place was pretty awesome about it, and said it happens from time to time. They only charge you for the board if they don’t find it in the summertime. Not a bad deal! I hope they find it!!!!
PB summed up his experience best by his facebook status… he thought he was going pretty fast until two 6 year old girls in cute pink outfits zoomed by him! hahahahaa.
A couple of pics…
PB and I:
The four of us:
PB without a fall for an entire trail!!!!!:
Jake and Gina:
I can’t wait to go to the mountains all together again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I did not follow a healthy diet this weekend. I had my fair share of french fries and brownies, and I felt pretty icky from it. Thank goodness we were moving all day to counteract all the junk we ate! It was worth it though, annnd I am looking forward to a nice healthy breakfast in the morning. Actually, Friday morning at 5:30 I made my favorite oatmeal for PB, Jake and Gina and they all loved it yah!!!!!!!! That made me happy. I hope Gina makes it!!!!! (hi gina!!!!) I find it always hard to stick to my plan on vacation, so I just try to go with the flow, enjoy it, and work extra hard after it. A few days of eating clean and I will feel great again.
My usual post vacation plan is:
-lots of water
-clean eating for a few days (higher on the vegetables and water, lower on the other stuff)
-lots of good, fun exercise
FYI for those who asked… The results of my AFAA group exercise certification will come in 4 weeks. I can’t wait for that email!
I hope you all had a great weekend. Get ready for the blizzard!
Question of the day: What do you do to get back into that healthy groove? Any tips?!?!