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Likeable Exercise?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

After camping, I discovered something a little different..... I found an exercise that I liked! I like hiking. Now, I am not a fan of how often I need to spot to catch my breath or am not able to push through farther than I want to, but I keep going...and that's the important part! I am amazed at how many calories are burned in hiking! I love it!

So, this morning I weighed in -thinking I'd be pushed over my plateau after hiking this weekend....but I wasn't. Instead of pouting, I made myself a healthy breakfast, entered the calories for both my breakfast and the lunch I will have and then I'm going out for a hike with my poochie.

Other changes I've made:
1. I ordered a fitbit. Hubby has one and likes it, I think this will help me keep motivated.

2. I am committing to hiking at least 4 times a week. I have trails ALL around my house (I am blessed with where I live).

3. I have switched to a majority vegetarian diet -but I am going all out now. I am also going to follow vegan guidelines as well (no cheese, no yogurt, no milk, no eggs). I know that my in-laws will occasionally cook with butter, so I am hoping to avoid that, but know that it will happen on occasion.

4. I am also cutting out all soda, all bread, all candy, all pastries, all cake, all doughnuts, all cookies, etc.

5. I am going to commit to taking my vitamins and metformin (for PCOS) daily to help aide my body in this transformation.

Okay, with that, I need to go stretch, wash some dishes and get out for my hike. Have a great day Sparklers!!

Amber Leigh
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KIRSTENLYNN62 6/18/2013 12:06PM

    I love to hike, too! It doesn't really feel like exercise, and I feel like being out in the forest clears my head and feeds me spiritually.
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SQUIRRELLYONE 6/18/2013 11:25AM

    That's a big change to go through all at once! Good luck! Also: make sure you're getting enough of certain nutrients (B vitamins, protein, etc). They can be tough if you go vegan! If you put the work in and the research in, it's worth it, though!

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DONDAIN 6/18/2013 10:58AM

    I absolutely LOVE my fitbit. We can be friends on fitbit if you want and motivate each other to do those steps. emoticon

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