I am going to go to CA to visit my little brother Mikey! I usually try and go see him once a year, but this is the first time I am going to have to fly to see him. He used to live Telluride, and we would just load up the Jeep and drive out for our yearly visit.
Because my brother is a lot younger than me, I always feel like the "old fat lady" when I am with him and his fit friends. Now, he never makes me feel that way - he drags me over mountain tops like I am just as fit as he is, and even waits patiently for me as I gasp for air. His favorite phrase when we are going up 2000 vertical feet in the length of a quaking aspen is ..."It's not bad, we're almost there!"
I always come back from my trips determined to make a change and finally get fit. Two years ago when I went, I decided to get serious about being gluten free and I have never looked back! So, now, the upcoming trip to balmy San Fran has me thinking ahead (for a change). With sixty some days to prepare, I am determined to be more fit when I get on that plane than I am right now.
So here is my plan: Walk 30 minutes a day, six days a week, regardless of the weather (we do after all have a tread mill gathering dust in the basement); stretch out and do my "one" ab exercise that my fitness trainer friend showed me (thanks Shay!); eat a salad a day; drink 8 G's (glasses) of water every day; keep on eating my bowl of steel cut oats every morning. My sister started about a year ago, and she lost 15 pounds!
I will keep you posted on my progress!