Friday, December 26, 2008
In a week, I'll hit my Sparkiversary #2. In those 2 years, I've lost 45-49 lbs. I've gotten healthier. And I've gotten way way way more active.
My DH has also lost 30-40 lbs, as a result of my increased fitness and better nutrition - and because he feels self-conscious NOT keeping up with me.
We now arrange adventures for gifts - yesterday, I took us on a sailing excursion/race for his Chanukah present. Last Mother's day, he booked a kayak/swim/snorkel trip for us. And this past summer, we spent a month in Costa Rica hiking, whitewater rafting, patrolling a beach for nesting turtles - an adventure vacation!
I feel younger NOW than I did two years ago - younger than I felt five years ago! Losing weight and getting in shape, strengthening my muscles and building my endurance, has done wonders for my outlook on life. I might be 54, married to someone who just turned 61, but no way are we going to act middle-aged and slow down!!!! We are going to keep moving and doing and enjoying life until we can't take another step!