Lately, I've been getting on the scale and really surprising myself. I am shocked to see the numbers going down steadily. I have obviously been making some good changes in order to see the weight come off and the measurements down to where I am so happy.
I have been doing challenges since October and while I took a bit of time off here and there, I am trying to do better. I said that I was in two challenges right now. The Fitness Rebooted challenge is evolving and changing all the time and Kat has added bootcamp workouts to the challenge so I expect that I will see even more changes to my body as I progress through the challenge.
Physically, I am feeling great. I am seeing numbers that I haven't seen in a long time and that does so much for me emotionally and physically. Suddenly, I am okay with wearing skinny jeans and showing a little more of my body. I am not hiding behind big hoodies and loose shirts. I am okay with wearing fitted shirts. I find myself looking in the mirror and liking what I see more and more.
I am encouraging everyone in my house to be more active. My daughter is now into her track season and she even got first place in her heat of her event last week! She shocked herself by doing that but she was so proud of herself and that acheivement is awesome! My son is still doing his running club and as the results came in from the 5k we did last week, he found out he reached his personal goal time! He was able to run the race in under 26 minutes which is what he got for the last two 5k's that he did. He had a time of 25:51!
Yesterday, the weather here was actually nice. It was warm and sunny and we wanted to get everyone out of the house and doing something physical and healthy. We decided to go to the local park and hike. We brought one of the dogs with us, packed our water bottles and off we went! Here are a few photos from our hike. We did almost 8 miles! It was fun, it was refreshing and it felt great to all be out there doing something together that required no money!
The kids are climbing up the hill.
Walking along the creek that ran through the valley.
The view from the trail. It was narrow at this point, maybe a18 inches wide, with a steep drop off!
We are hoping to make this a new adventure for us. We are thinking that every two or three weeks we will pick a different spot and go hiking. It was really fun and the kids thought it was a great adventure! We are getting healthy and physical together!