Friday, November 21, 2014
This is what my journey has been like. NEVER NEVER NEVER a straight line and not an easy trip. The reward of all that hard work and healthy eating paid off the last week in Sept. when we took a trip to Maui. My dream trip. It was amazing. And because of the weight loss (almost 90 pounds) I was able to do some things I would have never attempted before.
Things like stand up paddle boarding. Yep, that's me in a life vest paddle boarding. On the ocean. In Maui. For two hours. Coolest thing ever. And.....drum roll please, I only fell in once! Yea! lol!
With the sea turtles.
And the star fish.
And some folks on an old Hawaiian outrigger canoe. Can you see the turtle in the foreground too?
It was AWESOME.
I also ocean kayaked. I never would have done that when I was heavier as I would have been afraid of dumping the kayak over or worse, not fitting in it or getting stuck. Yeah, that would have been bad. Really bad. And embarrassing.
We hiked all over the island, some places I never would have gone before. Through bamboo forests, to hidden waterfalls, and just along the beach for miles. My hubby tried boogie boarding, he was getting the hang of it at the end! I spent most of the time in swimsuits and shorts. Do you know it's been since I was in high school since I wore shorts? Me? In shorts? Gotta be kidding. I also wore a cute little sun dress at sunset. And you know what? I thought I looked good in both the shorts and the sun dress. Even in the photos. Who woulda thought?
Could I have done all this when I was obese? Yes, I probably could have. But I never would have had the confidence to do any of it. I know there are people who have the confidence to do whatever they want no matter their weight, and I tip my hat to them. I just wasn't one of those confident few. For me it's been a winding, crooked path that's totally worth the trip.