|We made it the suspension bridge!|
Now we must go back up....
|HW at the falls... always camera ready!|
Now, if you had asked me if I wanted to go on an 8 mile hike I would have said 'No Way.' I would have been 100% positive that I could not have done such a thing. But I did and I didn't die. Today I woke up tired but not super sore which is amazing. So this got me to thinking about what other things I am keeping myself from doing? What am I holding back on or not trying? And so I have decided to make three new goals for myself to help with my weight loss journey...
1. STEP it up!
For the last two weeks I have been getting up every morning (M-F) and walking with one of my girlfriends. We have been averaging between 3 and 3.5 miles. My steps goal on my Fitbit is 10K which is about 4 miles so I have been hitting my goal by noon most days. Since I am planning on keeping up with the walking, my new goal is 12,000 steps a day.
Once upon a time I was a competitive gymnast and flexible. Now.... I am proud when I can bend down and touch my toes. In 3 and a half months I will be on the beaches of Australia and would love nothing more than to have a kick butt pic of me doing a scorpion or dancer's pose on the beach! But that means I need to start practicing and stretching... like, all the time. Since I am lucky to have a flexible schedule this semester there is no excuse of "no time" so I am going to dedicate an hour of each day to stretching.
|seems totally doable.... right?!|
Earlier this week a friend of mine invited me to go on a hike and I said no because I was worried that I was not in good enough shape. Well I disproved that yesterday. Sure, I wasn't super fast but I still did it. I do enjoy getting outside and pretty scenery. So I am going to try and get out more and not chicken out when someone asks me to do something because it sounds hard!
|just over a year ago I was really hiking in Peru|
|yeah... I hiked that.. so I should be able to handle the mountains of South Carolina!|
Do y'all have any goals or things you are working on? Share the love!