Previous weight: 163.6
Current weight: 162.4
Loss: -1.2 lbs
Steady loss is good progress. I saw as low as 161.2 on the scale this week, but the "official" weigh-in this morning was not that low (I'm really not bothered though by water weight fluctuations). I did a lot of thinking this week and while it's easy to get sucked into the "MUST LOSE QUICKLY" mindset, in the long term that's not what I'm after. I'm eating quality food, exercising consistently and letting my body find it's healthy weight. That's not going to happen overnight. AND THAT'S OKAY!
I also had an epiphany this week concerning exercise. Everyone has their own limit as to how much time & effort they are willing to put into exercise and fitness. I feel like my exercise regime is sustainable long term and won't burn me out. I have zero desire to kill myself working out everyday for hours on end. I also don't want to set aside the time right now to train for a half marathon (a thought I was batting around). AND THAT'S OKAY! Running 4 days a week, strength training 3 days and doing yoga a couple times is a comfortable amount of effort to me and still provides opportunity for improved body composition.
Someone commented on Facebook this week that "Yoga is for sissies!" after I shared one of my workouts. To be honest it took me by surprise and pissed me off for a minute. But it also made me think. I like yoga to be part of my weekly routine because it increases my flexibility and makes me feel good. End of story. I can't worry what people think about how I'm choosing to round out my fitness program. It's a little pointless to compare yourself to others because in the long run we're all different. What's right for you may not be right for me and vice versa. *End of rant*
Just for the record though, this balancing pose ain't for sissies (and yes, I can do this)....
I hope your week is going well. SMILE and have a great day :)