Fantastic Hiking Trip!!!!
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|Wed, 05-07-2003 - 9:53am|
Hi Everyone! Have been on an extensive hiking trip the last 10 days (with a few days in Vegas, hey a girl has to have some excitement). The best part about coming home is going back on plan and pulling out that Weight Watcher's journal.
I walked miles and miles on this trip and did some wild hiking that was very challenging. NONE of it could've been done in my former Deb-shape. We did an eleven (11) mile hike marked very strenuous down the Grand Canyon to Plateau Point. 3000 elevation drop (and gain of course back up) and to my eye, appeared to go straight down the canyon. My legs are in awesome shape from Jazzercise and despite the elevation change and what that does to your breathing YIKES, we did this hike in six hours and change, the sign said to allow 9-12 hours!!
In Sedona we further challenged ourselves with a hike that included rock climbing. Rock climbing is something on my fitness schedule this year and I found a guide from REI through my auction procuring that offered to teach me. The hike we did said you needed technical rock climbing experience...and again it was rated very difficult, and we managed to do it. Pulling up your body weight, balancing, and using your upper body strength is a kick.
AGAIN--this is something I know I couldn't have done pre Weight Watchers or when I was carrying all my extra body fat.
Being at a healthy weight and fit is the best feeling ever.
I'll be posting pics to my website soon, Sedona and the Grand Canyon was just beautiful.