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Hiking away the weight

Sunday, March 31, 2013

As I said last week...I'm pissed. I have realized that I hate breathing heavy when I hike. I hate. it. It drives me nuts that when I go with other people, I have to ask for breaks, and I'm breathing heavy the whole way. I mean, I can do moderately difficult hikes, but clearly I have been sitting on my butt and eating too much for about 20 years.

I am a really social person, so this has usually involved going out for drinks, or to get food. It isn't rare for me to do well all week, then spend time with friends, and blow all my progress, sitting around eating and drinking. I have made a decision, that if I am going to hangout with people, we will be moving. Went for a hike yesterday, and am going for another today, tomorrow, Wednesday, and Saturday. I am committed to be amongst the leaders for fitness minutes leaders for Vermont for the month of April.

I have been using a simple phrase to motivate me from a friend. Face it. Face it. Face it. I am going to stare it right in the face that I could easily lose a small childs worth of weight, and do what I can to stop having this be part of my life. I owe to myself at every other point in my past to succeed, and actually know what it feels like to be an athlete. To run up mountains, to not avoid going swimming, to be able to by clothes and not hate the process. I am sick of all of it. I am pissed and I not playing this game anymore.
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    Thanks guys! Went for a great hike, and only had to stop once for a little bit. My legs are a little sore, and I know tomorrow they will be worse, but it's totally worth it.
    1851 days ago
    What great motivation that is: Face it. I know it is hard when others around you can move and eat how and what they want, and having to be the one in the back. Having to be the one to eat a salad and chicken breast instead of hot wings and fries. But you've got this! You will be able to occassionally splurge some calories on some good eatin', you will be the ones at the front of the hiking group--and you'll be waiting for the others to catch up. emoticon emoticon
    1851 days ago
    I had an eye opener while hiking in BIg Bend earlier this month. Half way up a 4 mile hike, I thought I was dying. Not only was I out of breath, but my heart was racing (too fast to count). I thought I was having an arrythmia! The kicker was when my husband said "Do we have to turn around and go back down?" OH.... HECK NO! I made it up, it wasn't pretty, but I made it. Never again.
    1851 days ago
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