sandielewis2001 wrote: »
JNettie73 wrote: »
I have been thinking a lot about the post from yesterday about rewarding ourselves for all we have been doing. I decided that I deserved to be treated. It is very rare I buy things just for myself, I am always buying things for my daughter. Well today I decided to change that and take advantage of Prime Day! I may have gone a bit overboard but it's been so long since I've treated myself. I've been working so hard on my life style changes. I bought myself new equipment for working out. My purchases will, hopefully, keep the momentum going. I bought new resistance bands, a thigh master, a balance trainer (similar to a Bosu), and an abdominal machine. I cannot wait for my purchases to arrive. I am so excited!@wanderinglight Your post resonates with me. I love being outside too and am drawn to the water. I used to be extremely active in my early 20's doing all sorts of outdoor activities. I loved it then and still love it. Though, I don't engage in those same activities anymore due to my weight/size. Physically I have difficulty doing the activities then, like you, I have the same concerns. I will fall and won't be able to get back up, I will manage to get my body stuck and won't be able to get out or I will try to sit and discover I am too big and don't fit. (thinking kayak on those last two) My daughter shares the same love for the water as I do. I want to be able to try these things with her. I don't want to be the mom standing on the shore while my neighbor takes her out in the kayak or on the paddle board. As much as I love my neighbor, I want to be the one sharing those experiences with my daughter.
I 100% agree adventure IS for everyone!@MissiePK welcome!
goal06082021 wrote: »
@itisjessdarling amazing job!!! I'm on-track to join you there in another 6 months or so!@wanderinglight I agree with you, the outdoors is for every body. I LOVE to swim and play in the water - as a kid, my family had YMCA memberships just for the pool, and it was all my poor mother could do to convince me to get out of the water once I was in it. My husband and I had a little beach picnic this year on Memorial Day; he didn't swim but I did, and I was beaming and giddy the rest of the day after getting to noodle around in the ocean for a few minutes. My hangup is mostly that I don't want to eff around with natural bodies of water alone - the property I live on backs up to a river, I have free access to a dock and a kayak, I could Just Go Kayaking basically whenever. But I don't want to be out there alone, for safety reasons.
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