Happiest Place On Earth

Like I previously mentioned, I spent the weekend in Disney.  It was just as magical as always.  (Sprinkle pixie dust here.)

I will not lie and said I stuck completely to my plan because I did falter a smidgen.


Disney 2016

That chocolate covered Mickey in my head was going to be totally worth it.  In real life, not so much.  I had remembered it to taste so much more decadent.  I think this is most likely due to the fact that I haven’t really had junk food in a very long time. No matter what my body was more pissed at me than pleased.  I immediately felt sluggish and wanted to take a nap after eating this treat.  Yeah, mark sugar off the list of things my body no longer likes.  I know shocking.  Once you omit something from your body for a period of time that when you reintroduce it your body goes on the attack.


This has also happened with soda for me.  I was a HUGE Diet Coke fiend.  I would have died could not function properly without one in the morning.  After I quit soda (cold turkey, I know I am crazy), when I had one and I IMMEDIATELY became bloated and could not stop burping.  It was disgusting.  I will not lie and say that I do not reach for the occasional soda but when I do I immediately regret it.  Unfortunately, I never seem to remember this.  The addict in me just takes over and I forget how this will really make me feel.  Maybe one day I will be able to break the vicious cycle.

Anyway, now that I got off on a tangent for no apparent reason, back to our normally scheduled post about Disney.

Roller Coasters

There is a love/hate relationship with these contraptions.

Big Thunder Mountain

As by my face on Big Thunder Mountain, one would assume I hate roller coasters.  It is quite the opposite actually.  I enjoy them, my body does not however.  I have vertigo and a fast moving ride triggers it.  I unfortunately learned this bit of information AFTER riding Rockin Rollercoaster at Hollywood Studios (anyone who has ridden this will understand my pain.)  So, I have to ride with my eyes closed or covered.  Yes, I look like a COMPLETE fool but it is the only way I can ride almost anything.  There was a new roller coaster in Magic Kingdom call “Seven Dwarfs Mine Train” and I have absolutely no idea what it looks like.  I have not had vertigo all my life, it is something that was diagnosed six years ago.  So any ride before then that still exists I know exactly what it looks like.  Anything new, forget it.  This goes for any rides that the “horizon” moves.  It is really weird to ride something with your eyes closed.  Your hearing becomes more sensitive and you loose the sinking in your stomach feeling.  It, actually, is not that bad because there is no anticipation build up.  I don’t get nervous or panicky because I don’t know what is coming up.  It makes it a thousand times less scary than seeing it all.  Most of the time, I look like Bernie from Weekend at Bernie’s because I look like a dead person.  The evidence is in the Test Track picture.  That is yours truly in the upper left hand corner looking like a corpse with my eyes closed and not moving an inch.

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Test Track


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Even at my age I still love meeting my favorite Disney characters.  At times though, it is not worth the wait to see them but I can totally understand why little kids loose their minds over them.  I used to.  I personally liked it better when they were just randomly walking around the park and there wasn’t a scheduled time or place for the meetings.  I was able to see Ariel (THE most important princess to me!), Aladdin, Jasmine, Goofy and I was able to see some from afar.  For the first time ever, I got to see the wicked stepmother and stepsisters from Cinderella.

Of course I could not go to Disney without meeting the mouse himself.


Lesson Behind It All

There is a lesson behind the magic of Disney.  Shocking, right?  Who would have thought that there was a lesson behind a theme park.  The lesson behind Disney is that one man had a vision and he made sure he saw it come to life.  This man made sure that he kept pursuing what he wanted until it became a reality.  This is true with any journey, adventure, dream, wish, goal or whatever else you want to call them.  You have to have the motivation, stamina, drive and ultimate belief that all your wishes will come true.  Don’t give up on your dreams no matter how insignificant they are because if you keep pushing you will achieve what you set your mind to.

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All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
– FloGrown Fitness Belle

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