HUNNYTHISTLE's SparkPeople Blog HUNNYTHISTLE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Motivation # 2: I love to go a wandering, along the mountain track... I've always enjoyed the outdoors and hiking. As a kid, I remember playing in the 40 acre woods next door to our house. We'd tramp thru the trees, pretending to be explorers looking for the source of the Amazon, or out collecting dinosaur bones. As a teenager, summers were spent down by the river, harvesting wild berries along the banks. Right after college, I spent over a week backcountry hiking in Glacier National Park. <BR> <BR> Alas, many years later -- most spent behind a desktop -- ... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 05:42:27 EST Motivation #1: I hate clothes shopping more than I hate going to the gym. I first signed up for Spark people a couple of years ago, but didn’t really do anything with the site. It was this past fall, while out hiking, that it hit me -- just how out of shape I’d become. We were out at a place where I’d hiked several times before. But this time, I was out of breath and had to stop at every other switchback -- finally every switchback -- before I got to the top. Then of course, everyone else had been there for 20+ minutes, resting, and they were ready to head back... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 05:14:52 EST