Thursday, September 27, 2012

On a positive note...

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'm going to throw it out there too that the same thing goes for your weight.  There is no "perfect" weight.  I stood back from the mirror and analyzed how I actually felt about my body.  Yes, I can stand to tighten up and slim down some, but I look okay right now.  Running in the mud run last weekend also showed me that I have good functional strength.  It actually feels good to have positive thoughts about myself.  It's all to easy to focus on the negative. 

I hope your week is going well.  SMILE and have a great day :)

5 comments:

REBYRYAN said...

I almost laughed out loud at the "yoga is for sissies" comment. Maybe you should suggest they try it out before they make comments like that!

Aimee Campiotti said...

People suck. Keep you the good work!

deezer said...

I used to think yoga was for sissies, then I tried the 'hot' yoga. NO ITS NOT!!!

You and I are on the same journey, I started at 204 the first week of january 2011. All I want is 140. I'm nearly there... but its been painful, but at least I feel awesome.

BY THE WAY... you do a Sh1t load of excercise... so don't take crap of any one who says otherwise!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

We are on the same track! I weigh 158 and am shooting for 145. It's so much harder this time for some reason. I did a yoga class on Thursday and they did crow pose. I held it for a few seconds. It's hard stuff!

Lucy said...

When you are in the middle of a battle and you can look at the positives...you are most def in a good place!

I've never tried yoga but think it would be great. :)