A New Start… Again.

Horesepasture Mountain Trail, Oregon June-ish 2021

I am getting off of social media. I’m not inactivating my accounts, I’m deleting them. It’s a little scary, to be honest. But I’ve been wasting too much time on Facebook, TikTok, etc. Facebook is now Meta (and getting weirder) and they own Instagram and Messenger… And it’s all so bad! People tell strangers to kill themselves, they criticize and hurt, and they post things that my heart was never meant to see. So, I’m out, betches! I’m deleting it all and doing better things with my life (I hope).

One of the changes I’m making is with physical exercise. Oh, I’ve had a LOT of changes recently (I quit my manager position a few months ago and am working back on the floor, I got married last year, etc.). But after quitting an extremely stressful job, I swore to be more physically active. And I have been! I’ve been going to the gym, swimming and biking, and recently enlisted the help of a personal trainer. But I want more. I’ve decided to hike.

I went on some hikes this last summer with my friends Dani and Lisa. It was awesome! I have some equipment and a little courage, so I’m going to hike more. With friends, with my husband, and solo. I bought a book titled, “52 Hikes for 52 Weeks,” which has a bunch of hiking information for Oregon. Next week I’ll be doing one with my husband. I picked a relatively easy one (I think?) to do, to get started. Since I won’t have social media in 4 days, I have decided to post the photos and information here. I don’t imagine I will be doing a hike every week… after all, some of the hikes require snowshoes, which I am not ready for. But I can do others. I am excited to see what I can accomplish, how I can change my health and my body, and what will ultimately come out of this.

Published by aimee

It all started with my friend, Christine. She called me a Viking. It's because I like endurance sports as well as lifting heavy things. Plus, my heritage includes Norwegians... It struck a chord somewhere deep down. I suddenly liked the idea of not having to be a small, slender person. I could be strong and thick. I could have mass. I don't want to be overweight or obese, mind you. I just don't like trying to be a waif when that is very likely unattainable to me. I have muscle (under this fat). I like being strong. So this is my journey of becoming more fit and liking the fact that I will never, NEVER weigh 120 pounds.

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