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Hiking Reality Check

Monday, October 11, 2010

Yesterday my husband and I went hiking up Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. It was a lot of fun, the fall colors were amazing. You could even see Boston from one point. The weather was perfect. AND my Bodybugg said I burned over 1200 calories during the hike.

But MAN, was it hard! Over my fitness level a bit? Yep. It was a little discouraging since I'm doing P90X with the Brazil Butt Lift (all leg workouts) for the past month. I was still the slow one, I was still super short of breath at a few points, and that mountain kicked my butt going up and down. Going up was like stepping up huge boulders like an extra hard stair climber, and going down... my legs were shaking just standing in one spot and not moving, so you can imagine how going down was :)

I'm so glad I did it and accomplished it, and I burned so many calories! But next time I plan on kicking the mountains ass and not the other way around. But maybe in the Spring :P


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  • ROBYN168
    I just realized that we must live close together (well in Spark terms) - my hubyy and 2 kids have done Monadnock --- of course we stopped at Kimble's for ice cream too - but that was before I tried to get healthy.

    It is so worth getting to the top though!!!!
    3864 days ago
  • MRSBERG135
    That is so inspiring that you stuck with it! and you burned that many calories! That sounds so fun!
    3865 days ago
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    Well done
    3865 days ago
  • WALKEROFDOGS
    WAY TO GO!! Nothing like a challange to make yor relize how far you really have come. Dont think the mountain kicked your butt sounds like you kicked it's butt!!! emoticon
    3865 days ago
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