Saturday Update: from Disney!

Good morning, friends!  I’m writing this from the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort at Disney World.  This is our first time staying here (it’s not actually Disney property so no extra magic hours or buses) and our two bedroom Presidential suite is just gorgeous.  I swear this is bigger than my house (not saying much but still…).

Sorry to digress, I’m just so happy to be back at Disney!  Here’s Eli’s first “solo” ride on the carousel during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party last night!  My baby’s growing up!


So, how did I do this week?

1. Running – I got a three mile run done on Tuesday and an eight mile run done on Friday (thanks Dad for watching Eli!).  I’m in the last big push for our major computer system upgrade rollout at work, so I’m doing trainings/workshops for employees most mornings starting at 7am.  Which means I need to get to the various sites to setup at 6:30am.  Which means I need to leave my house at 6am.  Which means I’m not running in the morning (I do not run in the dark alone).  Now that the weather is turning, some days I can still run at lunch, but some days it is still 90 degrees at lunch.  All that is to explain why I didn’t get my other three mile run done.  I had the best of intentions, but I just couldn’t work it in.

2. PiYo – I got two PiYo sessions in (Core and Buns!).  I could have done the third, but I had my normal reaction to stress (the workshops started on Wednesday) and decided to eat out instead of doing PiYo at lunch.  Still, two is better than none!

3. Eating – I think I had a breakthrough about my food issues this week.  I need to let the concept simmer a bit, but I’ll be posting what I think I figured out soon.  I ate well 80% of the time with a few notable slips.  Being at Disney this weekend, I’m sure I’ll have a few more this weekend but I’m going to try to keep from going completely off the farm.

4. The inside stuff – Self confidence, taking risks, finding adventure.  Having a deep conversation about food issues with a friend was really helpful this week.  I’m still thinking about branching out with some more governmental financial statement consulting on the side but I’ve got to wait until work calms down some.  And we’re definitely finding adventure at Disney this weekend!

Overall, I’m happy with the week.  I’m thrilled that I was able to do an eight mile run (my furthest since March!) yesterday and then walk for four hours at Disney (Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party) without my foot flaring up.  I think I might be able to run Wine & Dine after all!


For the rest of this month, my three main issues are going to be dealing with lack of time to exercise because of the workshops (they go on all month), avoiding turning to junk food or overeating to deal with the stress of the workshops and staying on track during our trip to San Diego and Joshua Tree in the middle of the month.

My goals are to run 3x a week, to do PiYo 3x a week and to stop using food as a stress relieving drug!


Saturday Update: from Disney! — 12 Comments

  1. Wonderful!

    While there are certainly perks to staying on property, there are also some incredible offsite (and nearby) hotels that are worth checking out.

    I’m so glad you’re having a great week! Enjoy!
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    • It was a great place to stay. We skipped the timeshare sales desk (thanks to the DISboards I learned you don’t need the parking permit they make you think you need to get from the sales people) and left the phones in the room unplugged and had no complaints at all! We missed the Disney transportation, but a little inconvenience was well worth the gorgeous 2 br/ 2 bath hotel room at a value resort price!

  2. Eli is very cute.
    I’m with you on the busy schedule and the temperature interfering with running time. I shouldn’t complain. The alternative would be a problem. You seem to have done pretty well this week though!
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    • Thanks! We finally got a “cool” front this weekend and running in sub 70 degree weather was blissful!