Thursday, May 30, 2013
Today I walked a mile and a half uphill home from my volunteer job at the local bookstore. I also discovered a local trail that is about two miles long a mile from my house, which I could walk to. Now walking back home might be a challenge, but I am thinking if I can haul my husband out of bed it would be worth it to go on a morning walk along that trail. Tuesday I climbed to the summit of a small mountain.
These things are huge for me. Eating healthy becomes a challenge when my husband and I get stuck in an eating out loop...basically we go out once and don't feel like cooking for the rest of the week. Ever since I installed the rewards program around the house for healthy habits for the two of us I've been on a streak. That feeling is nothing compared to the sense of accomplishment I feel having climbed that mountain. Granted it is a small one. Tiger mountain is about 2500 feet high. But you know what? It was worth it to say I climbed a mountain. I want to keep hiking. As painful as it can be to work out every day, whether hardcore gardening or walking miles home from my volunteer...thing, it's worth it to know I'll be able to handle those trails easier. My husband and I were thinking we could go camping at Rainier next year and do day hikes. That REALLY gives me something to work for. I'm working on making a "treasure map" of pictures of trails I'd like to walk and hike. Overall, since exercise has never been something I enjoyed this is a big step. I feel so much more...alive. And I plan on never letting these feelings go.