I thought I could get back on track myself so I haven’t talked about it and am embarrassed to admit that I sort of gave up. I guess that’s what got me here in the first place.
It’s been a tough go keeping the weight off that I lost on the Polo Weight Loss challenge back at the beginning of the year. I was doing well for the first few months and found it easy to maintain my new habits and stay in touch with how my body felt when I ate certain foods and gave it exercise. Limiting alcohol was a breeze, eating bread was a part-time gig and sweets were nary a thought.
And then I sprained my ankle. It took a few weeks to heal and is great now but an old softball injury in which I partially dislocated my hip got aggravated just before I twisted the ankle and is still the bane of my existence. I got off track with my daily fitness habit and staying home a lot meant I was bored.
And when I’m bored I eat.
Slowly, the weight creeped back on. It doesn’t help that it’s summer and well, BEER. Enough said. I’ve gain 16 pounds back of the 27 I lost and I’ve got to put a stop to it and admit that I need help. Thankfully my prayers have been answered.
Gonna get my butt kicked (and repaired) at Mountain Trek
On Saturday I am flying to Nelson, BC to take on a new challenge. I was turned onto it through our recent purchase of a Pedego Stretch (the sexiest e-bike in town) when the post I wrote was noticed by the people at Mountain Trek. They invited me to participate and write about my experience at their all-inclusive week-long, boutique, health and fitness-hiking retreat program for seven nights.
It’s guaranteed to kick my butt and get me refocused on my fitness and weight loss journey. It also happens to be a luxury spa resort set in the pristine mountains which sealed the deal. The last time I did any serious hiking was in the Japanese Alps carrying fifty pounds of everything on my back for four days, sleeping in a two-person tent that was big enough for one and eating delicious, dehydrated food.
That may be the cat’s meow for some but ain’t nobody got time for that. The Mountain Trek program of daily yoga, 3-4 hour hikes, spa cuisine, fitness classes and massages are more my speed these days.
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p.s. By the way, I loved the results I got with the Polo Weight Loss Challenge and will be registering for another round come September. Stay tuned for that too!