Yesterday, I bought new walking/hiking shoes.
Well, when you buy new shoes, you really do need to break them in, yes?
I suppose I could have just gone for a stroll, meandered around, but we had just bought a book about hiking and biking in the Whitehorse area, and I SO wanted to try one of the trails, so I picked the first one in the book.
Easy, it said.
Perfect, I thought!
1 1/2 hours of real HIKING later, including at least 10 minutes of breathless up-up-up hill climbing, we got back to the car, and I realized... I just did that! That was me, hiking, climbing, enjoying herself!
That was ME, earning 14 activity points in one day!
The old me would have stopped at the first hill, even when I was previously 360 lbs. The old me would have said, "no way! Too hard! Not worth it! I can't do it! It'll hurt! I'll be humiliated!"
It's amazing, how much healthier I am now than I really have ever been before. I may still be VERY heavy, but I haven't been this active since I was a kid!
Was it hard? Yes. My ankles were sore, and my hip joints were sore, and my knees said, "what're you doing?!"
Was it worth it? YES!!! It was SO much fun!! I hope we get the chance to do more hiking before it gets too cold!
I'm so grateful to my wonderful husband for being so patient with me... He's so active, and I've been such a bump on a log... Though I think he's now reaping the rewards of his patience!!