It has been 8 months since I have been on track for the healthy part of this blog…. the hiking has finally started to suffer as a result. I am not sure how it happened other than me consciously deciding to not be healthy. For about half that time, I have managed to ignore how far off the rails I have gone.
Not only have I been struggling with being healthy I have been less than forthcoming about my struggles as if they will just disappear. And not just with you but with everyone in my life.
So this is my confession, I have fallen far off the healthy bandwagon. I have been way outside my daily calorie intake. I have had a considerable cut back on my exercising. I have been eating my emotions.
I have been trying hard to find inspiration, the last few hikes we have done I was sweaty, overheated and strangely struggling with my breath. I know I have gained back weight but I am not sure how much at this point as I have been avoiding scales for months.
I have to find balance again in my life in terms of how to control my bad eating habits. I have been trying to figure out where is the best place to start ….again.
I am confessing here because I can’t pretend it is not happening anymore I need to be up front about it all. I am going to get back to my Lose It! app and tracking my daily calories in and out. I am also going to venture to get rid of my cheat day which sadly turned into my cheat 3 days….I apparently can no longer be at home without a guardian or having my hands tied behind my back to avoid shoveling food in my face.
I have been going to some of my favorite blogs for motivation, but I have to tell you Nancy over at My year of Sweat always makes me think through my issues a little more in-depth then I am normally willing to do because she is so good at identifying all of her issues, stumbling points and triumphs. Over the last year she has become my “live a better life” superhero. If you don’t know Nancy, please check out her blog it is awesome -> just like her!!!
I am still hiking every weekend and I have been getting in as many days as I can, I have 2 new hikes I need to write-up that I did weeks ago and of course I have done a bunch of repeaters.
The rest of my summer I am going to focus on getting get back into the shape I was last fall. I really want to do Grays and Torreys (14ers) before the summer ends. I still want to try to backpack, but to be honest I may not get to it until next summer.
I will start listing my weigh-ins again weekly.
Thanks for being patient with me and thanks for helping me get back on the healthy track.
Now get out there and hike, I know I will be hiking this weekend!