Hi Loves! You know I’ve been on a yoga kick for December. In mid-December the yoga teacher I’ve been following on Youtube – Yoga With Adriene, announced a 30 day challenge on her site. For 30 days she’s posting a new video to try. It started on Jan 2 and goes thru Jan 31. The videos I’ve done so far range from 25-40 minutes. They are simple and basic (so far) but also challenging enough for more seasoned yoga fans.
I love having a new video every day – they are challenging and introduce me to moves that I’ve never heard of but feel amazing to try. However, there are some that I struggle with! I have come close to falling down a couple times but I just keep going. I’ve found that while I seem to crave my daily yoga the best part is my anxiety is staying low and helping keep things in perspective. (YAY!)
Favorite Yoga Move of the Week – Hovering Cat!
I have a love/hate relationship with this move. In December Adriene’s videos would randomly ask me to try a “hovering cat” move – I’ve never been able to hold it for more than a second before I’d have to stop. This week – I DID IT!! For 3 breathes or about 30 seconds. And then I did it again! OMG – this was a huge moment for me. If you’re curious – this (below) is the hovering cat except for Adriene’s practice the tops of our feet are flat on the mat. If you try it – you might get it right away – but for me, it was an amazing feeling when I was able to tell I had built up endurance and could hold it.
Now that I’ve gotten into a yoga groove, I wanted check my measurements after about 6 and a half months. My weight is maintaining within a pound or two throughout December – but the inches are still dropping.
Since June 26, 2014 I have LOST the following INCHES!
Bust – 3 inches
Waist – 6.75 inches <——– OMG OMG OMG!?!
Hips – 3.75 inches
Arms – 2 inches (minimal change since Oct)
Thigh – 3.25 inches
TOTAL INCHES LOST – 18.75!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m still shocked that I’ve been able to lose a little over a foot and a half. Say What?!?! I’m really loving my new yoga practice of daily work and feel the best I’ve felt – EVER! I’m also still looking forward to my daily stretches and while some times I’m really feeling it – I love the calm and sense of accomplishment I get after every session.
Thanks again for joining me on this journey and for stopping by Gracious Luck!
If you’d like to try #30daysofyoga with Adriene – Here’s the playlist: