From the couch to the trails

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I am so looking forward to getting back on the trail this weekend.  We have not done any Autumn walks.  I really want to see all of the beautiful leaves.  BUT….  yes there is always a but in life right 🙂

My but is my fears.  If you are interested in my list of fears read on….

-I fear that I will not be able to hike as far as I had in the past due to the hiatus

-I fear that I am going to get out on the trail and my foot is going to start hurting and I will not want to walk back —this is the big one—

-I fear that hiking is not as much fun as I remember

-I fear that it wont be as much fun hiking when its too chilly to stop off at a swimming hole

I don’t know about you but when I go into something with no expectations…or do something for the first time it is a lot less scary that getting BACK into something.

So what is the solution to all of these fears?

The prescription I gave myself is from now until Sunday it will be nothing but positive self talk.  And a little extra at the gym to make sure my legs are nice and strong and ready for a walk in the woods this Sunday.





This is how I feel after a good hike 🙂


After stopping the Ideal Protein Program I’ve noticed a slow down in my weight loss but an increase in inches lost. As much as I like to see that scale going down I just keep telling myself that I’m doing the right thing. Moving in the right direction… The scale will catch up eventually….



Where is your favorite hide away??



I have been amazed at the wonders that are hidden less than a mile from my house.

The thought of a 4 day hike scares me so much. But I know that I can do it. It’s literally all about putting one foot in front of the other.