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Getting Ready for a Hiking Trip

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Later this year, I will be going on a hiking tour. I need to be able to easily walk up hills with a daypack, and hit about 5-6 miles a day. Not every day will involve that much hiking but if I can reach that point, I'll know I can keep up with everyone else.

My biggest obstacle is my weight. I currently weigh 275 pounds, and I make little squeaky wheezy sounds when I'm sitting down. It's just too much weight for my frame, and I'd like to lose some of it to make hiking and traveling easier on my body.

My second obstacle are the choices I take on a daily basis that contribute to weight gain. I'll have to make some adjustments and make new choices to get to my goals.

So for Phase One:
I'm aiming to lose 5% of my body weight. That's 13.75 pounds.
Exercise:
Ride the stationary bike 20 minutes a day
Go for a walk everyday, except on stormy days.
Strength training 2x a week
Stretch it out!

Nutrition: (this is the hard part!)
Focus on increasing fruit, vegetables, and water.
Slow down and enjoy my food.


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  • GIRLHIKER
    Bike4Health, that is great advice! I'm going to drink some water right now!
    499 days ago
  • BIKE4HEALTH
    It all begins someplace and you just started there. Sp is the way to do it.

    We want to remember it took us a few years to put our weight on and it comes off a little at a time, just like it went on. People get frustrated with it not coming off faster than we put it on. But with consistent focus on doing what we are told on SP we will hit our objective. Like many things it just wont get there overnight.

    Make sure you make one of your most focused goals you water intake. Myself, when I hit plateaus its because I am not doing the water correct. I found using a reminder on my phone to be very helpful in making sure I keep on track with the water

    499 days ago
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