Last year I went with my husband to Virginia and DC. We had a wonderful time, riding horses, walking the streets of Washington. One day we were driving and I saw a sign for a waterfall. I love waterfalls and being a Florida girl, dont get to see them too often!
Well the walk down was beautiful, steep but breathtaking. We stayed for a while and then started our ascent. I couldn't go more that a 20-30 feet without stopping, and even had to sit and rest.
My heart was racing, pounding in my ears. I was MORTIFIED! My husband could care less...take your time he said the entire time. Still...how could I have let myself get so out of shape.
This year we went to the Smokey Mountains. I love those hills and valleys, and could not WAIT to go hiking. This time was entirely different. We tackled a 2 mile hike up a snow covered mountain....very steep, very beautiful.
My DH knew I had something to prove...to myself, not him. So as we passed the other hikers, and I smiled and said hello, he knew it meant more than just a passing hello. I could TALK! We arrived at the waterfall and I just cried.
I have come such a long way since June 2008. It is not only about the weight loss, it is about our health and the quality of our lives. When your healthy, everything else is gravy!
Take those steps now and know there is a reward greater than any scale could ever read!
(BTW that is a picture of me on 'my' trail!!)