Monday, October 7, 2013

A Desire for Change

Ever since last March, I have been on a Healthy Journey. This journey started with a boot camp I organized at my work, continued with a lifestyle change for Mr. Howard and me (of getting out and being active), and transitioned into my desire to do a half marathon. I really want to model to my kids how important it is to be physically fit and active (to be clear, I don't mean that I care about being "skinny"...I want to be healthy!).

Hubby and I have made it a point to go on hikes with the kids, take them on walks around the neighborhood, and just model getting out and moving our bodies. We have even planned a few hikes with friends to keep it fun and different. ((side note: Courtney, we need to plan a hike to Hidden Falls SOON!!!))

We took Nova and the kids a few weeks ago with a friend and we had such a good time, despite the 90 degree heat.

Isabella loved the CamelBak water!
Aiden loved the granola bar. Ha!
The kids were surprisingly NOT a fan of the water. I have no idea why at all. It was certainly warm enough to want to cool off.
Aiden liked it a little, but he wouldn't move in it at all.
Now, Nova...Nova was THRILLED about it!!! Ridiculously thrilled! Connor liked the water the best out of all three kids!
My friend and me on the overlook point:
Hubby and me:
My little family in their backpacks. The babies stay on our back the entire time and Connor hikes alongside us. It's about a 4-5 mile hike and he's usually able to keep up with us with only a little complaining towards the end.
All my little ones:
I am still catching up on old posts, but I can't wait to post about the HALF MARATHON I just completed yesterday. It's still crazy to me to say out loud that I did a half marathon. WHAT?!? Who have I become?

6 comments:

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Are those backpacks heavy?? I think I'd fall over backwards!

SO proud of you!!!!
...Shoot, I need to start my weekend walks again, haha...

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You have such a darling family! I love family hikes!

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks, Christina!! Aren't family hikes the BEST!!

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes! They are heavy! But it's a LOT better than carrying a baby in my arms. At least with the backpack, the weight is distributed. Thank you...I'm sorta proud of myself! :-)

Mrs. Howard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wonderful! I am wanting to start taking my boys on hikes. We live right next to a canyon with lots of trails!

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Yay! That's awesome! I was so surprised at what my kids were capable of!

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