I am still doing my trail every day. I started by barely making it down the trail and back each day (there are many steep hills). Then I was walking faster. Then I got arm weights and started doing arm exercises while I walked. Then I started running the trail.
I can definitely see a difference from where I started. It was frustrating for the first few months because I wasn’t losing any weight and I wondered if it was even worth it. But I think what was happening was my body was turning fat into muscle and that takes time. Then about 3 months into it I saw my body change. I could see muscles I haven’t seen in a long time. My abs are strong, I have muscles in my back now and my arms are more toned.
Plus, I love having that time to myself each day. It is a wonderful time to meditate, think and plan. So far I have lost 7 pounds and I feel like I am so much stronger!
And to keep myself on track, here are my goals for the week:
- Do the trail 6 days a week for 1.0 – 1.5 hours (sometimes if I don’t have a big block of time, I will do some of the trail in the morning and then walk at night. And sometimes I don’t have time to do it at all).
- drink 10 glasses of water
- do 300 sit-ups each night
- no snacking after 9 pm
- try to go to bed at a decent hour – before 12 hopefully…
And I have to say thank you to Amber. I don’t know if I would have been motivated enough on my own to start getting heathier. I have loved the support and encouragement of all of the wonderful ladies in the EM:ME group. Love you guys!!!