Monday, June 4, 2012

Montana Vacation Post #1

So school got out for summer on Friday and we loaded up the car and headed up to Montana to my parents house.  Me and the kids are staying up here for two weeks, and Tyler just stayed for the weekend and will come back in two weeks to get us.  Before we came here, I was really nervous to come.  I really wasn't sure how I would do with my eating and exercising, and was afraid to get out of my routine.  The more I thought about it though, the more excited I got.  I had actually not been doing very good at home the last couple of weeks and decided it would actually be a good thing to get out of my normal routine and shake things up a bit.  I have given myself a big goal of losing ten pounds while I am here, and decided that I wanted to blog about my trip as I go, and maybe it would be motivating to me to make sure I have something to blog about.  I am surrounded by such beauty at my parents house in the mountains and I want to take pictures each day of what I choose to do for exercise.  I wanted to do a post everyday, but my parents have dial up internet and it is extremely painful to try and blog at their house, so I will have to make due with a post every couple of days, when I can get to my brothers and use his computer to do it.  So my parents life on five acres up in the mountains and for day one, I went on a nice little 3-4 mile walk, run, hike on this big loop near my parents place.  The last 1/2mile there is a 400ft. incline and it was a bit brutal, but I survived, and will live to do that route another day. 

For day two, I went on an awesome 2 hour hike with my dad in the mountains behind their house.  I was not sure how I would do on it since I haven't done any hiking in a very long time.  There were a few points when I was out of breath, but overall, I did really good.  We took a few fun pictures along the way.  It was a lot of fun just spending time with my dad in the mountains he loves.
 This was a cool hide out thing some squatter had made for shelter.  Also if you look closely in the pictures you can see a feather in my hair.  We found it and I thought Lauren would like it.
 Beautiful Mountains!!

Today for day three, me and my mom took the kids to a near by lake and walked around it.  It wasn't quite the work out I wanted though.  With the kids there is just too much to stop and look at, that we never really got our heart rates up very good.  We are going to try to get back out there tonight and get another little walk in.  I took some more pictures today at the lake. 

How lucky am I that I have this beautiful nature to work out in.  I really hope I can keep this up and accomplish the goals I have set out for myself over the next couple of weeks.  Stay tuned for my next post to see what fun places we explore next.