- Feb 29, 2012
When im backpacking with my friends in the uintas for instance most people i see are fit. There were a few stragglers like me i have seen in my days but few and far between. I am overweight and its a big disadvantage when you have an adventureous spirit. Nevertheless even if im .3 of a mile behind my friends hiking i keep going i dont quit. All the huffing and puffing, sweating aching calves it dont stop me, its more of a reason to go more. But last year when going on an outing with my friend i strained my shoulder about 3 miles in not far but when you have a 50 lb pack and a strained shoulder your in for a miserable descent. So with that experience in mind its time for me to make some lifestyle changes. 4 months ago i started eating meat again but im cutting out that this month soda gone, sweets gone but not for long, cigarettes well thatll have to wait. Now the exercise this is my question, does anyone have plans or tips for getting a schedule going on? I'm gonna start walking about 1 hour for about 3-4 days a week but i know im gonna need to do more than that to shed this body of its weight. I would love to backpack more often but this weight kinda dampens the spirit sometimes.