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Three hour hike in South Carolina's Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. Bliss! Being fit = hiking.

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I need to train to run the half in Myrtle Beach.


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There's a yurt in the Nantahala Gorge of North Carolina where we've spent three fall vacations learning to be an adventurous couple again. The boys are independent adults, one in a career teaching with a master's degree, the other set to graduate with a bachelor's in the spring. We have time now and we treat ourselves to fall again.
Here on the coast of S.C. the days are mostly sunny and warm in the fall and a week of colorful, falling leaves with cooler temperatures in the mountains is a vibrant contrast to our everyday routine.
We hike, we did some white water rafting....we inhaled and explored. It was glorious.
It made every hour of working out and eating healthy worth it. Fitness isn't just reaching goals set on cyberspace, it's the key to moving independently through life doing the active things you enjoy. We saw lots of older people on our vacations....the fit ones were in the rafts and climbing rugged trails; the others were eating or slowly roaming the antique and art stores we visited.
We need to eat and we love art, but I am so happy we are fighting the aging process and can keep doing the more adventurous activities we love.

Member Since: 2/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 23,544

My Goals:
Train to do the run the half marathon again in March 2016.
Motivate my sons and husband to get fit and attain healthy weights.
Become a certified shoe fitter, earn a certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association for Special Populations.
Do another mud run.

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After losing 35 pounds with weight watches, switching careers from a desk job to a constantly in motion physical therapy assistant, I use Sparkpeople to maintain a healthier weight.

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I live near a beach but vacation in the mountains. I'm ready to go hiking now. Is it fall yet?

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Don't quit.

Put yourself first and make yourself healthy. The rest of the universe will respect you for it.....

after six months of working out almost everyday, I had lost three pounds. (That's last year's statement; this past year i gained seven while working out at more intense levels less frequently) That's gone after 30 days back a Spark people. Find something that works for you and stick to it.
LOG your foods, drink your water. It'll work

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    It will be enjoyable soon!! For me, weighing 200lbs...it was a LONG time coming!! :)
    4336 days ago
    LOL Don't we all wish we weighed what it says on our driver's license?? I hope to be lowering mine in six months or less!
    4337 days ago
    I hope to get to meet you too. I don't know what our plan is yet, I'm just going with the flow.

    I'm hanging in there. My max distance in "running" is only about a mile before I have to walk, so I am relying heavily on the "small run-obstacle-small run" that I hope the mudrun will be. Our goal is just to finish, although two of my teammates are also far more fit than I am. The third one is probably a few steps behind me, and I have a hope that my all around strength/fitness will make up for my lack of being a "runner." As much as I keep hope I will get to the point where I *like* running, I just don't think it will ever happen.

    We registered the first day it was open...one of the girls has done it before and she said we had to get an early start time. I wasn't that worried about it because I know we'll be slow, but she said as the day wears on the heat gets worse and the obstacles get all muddy/nasty.

    It'll be an experience, and even if I am miserable I will still have fun. As long as I don't end up in the first aid tent...and even if I do as long as I can make it out for a cold beer afterwards! :-)

    4342 days ago
    How's the mud run training going? Sept is coming SO fast!
    4381 days ago
    Sorry about your back!! If it makes you feel any better, I can't run a mile! I can do 5 miles on the elliptical, and I can do almost a mile on the treadmill, but put me out on the road and I am just miserable.

    My strength training class at the Y is based on the P90X program, so its pretty intense. So far that is the only training I am doing other than working on running. I am going to be 20+ years younger than any of the other women on my team, so I have to get in shape. They're all training for a tri in the spring, so I am WAY behind them... but they have been running for 10+ years, so I don't feel so bad...
    4432 days ago
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