So we do this 5K hike some days and I’m doing pretty well with it, but still somewhat huffing and puffing climbing up the hill. And I totally blame that on carrying extra pounds. And maybe it is.
Unfortunately the last week or so I’ve been schooled by this woman who totally rocks it heading up the hill. And she is a lot more overweight than me. A lot more. Her weight is definitely not holding her back. The times we’ve passed her when we’re going down the hill and she’s going up I can’t even hear her breath. At all. What???? Could it be that I’m just out of shape (besides being fat)? Ha … looks like it.
Truthfully, I haven’t been pushing myself, choosing to get my 12,000 steps in on level ground (all the while thinking … yay, me, I’m getting 12,000 steps. WTG. Wahoo. I’m awesome.), rather than with the hiking every day, because I kept thinking I’d just lose the weight and then the hiking wouldn’t be so hard.
When the reality is if I’d been hiking 7 days a week, it would get easier regardless of how much I weigh.
So we’re doing the 5K hike at least 5 days a week and I’m thinking that by the end of the month I won’t be huffing and puffing quite so much. 🙂
Still playing around with my macros, hoping to get to a good weight. I’ve been pretty much maintaining for the last couple of years. Which is kind of/sort of okay. I mean, it’s better than gaining. Right? But right now I absolutely want to get this weight off before the end of the year. I feel like, now that I’ve passed the big 60, that I’m running out of time … not so much to lose weight, but to really enjoy weighing less. Plus … clothes. 🙁 I literally have not bought new clothes in a couple of years because I refuse to buy the same size. And I’m getting really, really, really tired of wearing the same things. I want some cute clothes in my life, but whenever I actually go try stuff on I don’t like how it looks so I don’t buy it.
I also changed my goal weight. I know I’m small-boned … even obese my ring-size was 4.5-5 and I can easily overlap my middle finger and thumb around my wrist. We’ll see though. OTOH, I’m obviously not somebody who hyperventilates over the number on the scale (because if I did I would have passed out years ago), so the goal weight is a movable object.