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.
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.