Happy Tuesday Loves!
The past week was nuts for me, so I only got 2 yoga practices in. 😦 I’m just going to keep moving forward tho. Progress is progress – no matter how fast or slow it takes you to do something.
I’ve been working on getting back into my yoga groove for about a month and a half now. I’m back to actually “craving” my time on the mat. Don’t get me wrong, there are days where I really drag my feet to do it. But then I always feel amazing and centered after.
While this was a slow week, I wanted to share a feel good moment. I’ll always be “thick” I think. Even when I was training and lifting in high school I wasn’t a stick – although to be honest, I was 30-40 lbs lighter and I would LOVE to get back there in the next year or two. I also know our metabolism changes quite a bit once we hit our mid-30’s and things are a bit more difficult than they were 10 years ago! Just being real. I digress…
The moment happened in a boat pose. Boats have been my nemesis for EVER. They are challenging because I have hardly any core muscles, and I have a tummy and a chest. I’ve always been able to hold it if I hold my legs with my arms. Last night – for a few times, I was able to briefly let go of my legs like the picture below. Maybe hold it for 10 seconds at a time but 2 months ago I could barely get into the pose and hanging on for dear life to hold my legs up. So while I didn’t lose any weight this week – I was able to hold a boat and to me, that’s better. Its proof that I’m getting stronger day by day and that feels better than a silly number on a scale.
Here’s to another amazing week and hope that I get 3+ yoga practices in! xo