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Fitness Challenge week 46 and 47

Well here I am at week 47. Let me start out saying I have been busy otherwise I would have been posting more regularly….sorry everyone!! Now on to the post….

I am not anywhere close to my goal but I am learning a lot about my health. In the last 47 weeks and even before that when I first started, I started to do this because I was having the beginnings of major issues…anywhere from asthma all the way to high cholesterol. I was not in good shape and could not go and do things with my kids that I wanted to.  I mean I was not even 40 years old and I felt like I was falling apart. I weighed almost 190 pounds and every joint felt it. I was at the heaviest I had ever been in my life. So I started on this journey with the decision not so much to lose weight as to get healthy again.

And it seems that I have.

I have not lost as much weight as I would like to and in the process I have gained some back and lost it again. In total I have lost 13 pounds since I started. I know that does not seem like a lot but considering I really did not go into this to lose weight but to get healthy, to me, it is a lot. It’s a lot because I have kept it off. I did not gain it back after losing it. It shows if you change your diet you will not only lose weight but will regain your health. Yes I know I should not tout any huge successes because commercial weight loss programs will “guarantee you that you will lose 50 pounds in 6 months or your money back (insert sarcasm)” but to me this is a huge success. Not in terms of weight loss but in terms of me taking my body, my health, and my life back.

I am going to continue doing just as I have and will continue to update my progress. I will change myself the better and teach my children to live better and healthier. I don’t want to leave them sooner then I have to and I want them to have a long, healthy, enjoyable life. The more I learn the more they learn. Maybe by changing my path, I have change theirs for the better.

Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.

Aisha Tyler

 

Weight: 174.8

Bust: 38 in

Waist: 32

Hips: 37

Quotes 6/4/17

Ahhh….a relaxing Sunday!! We all need that sometimes 🙂

 

There is no wealth but life.

John Ruskin

Whew…what a weekend!!

Sorry everyone…I’ve been a bad blogger lately. But I do have an explanation not an excuse…lol!! My niece got married!! It’s hard to imagine that the little girl is all grown up now. Not only that but she graduated from college 2 weeks before she got married. She is an amazing young lady and I can honestly say I am so proud of!! She married a very nice young man that she had been with for the last 2 yrs. Hopefully they will have an amazing, long, healthy, and happy relationship.

I would provide pics of them here but she asked I don’t so I will honor it 🙂

On to other things, my Mom’s b-day is tomorrow!! She’s going be 65 years young 🙂  It’s hard to imagine. She surely does not act like it. I hope she will have so many more with me and my family. She is an amazing, wonderful woman (and I’m not just saying it because she is my Mom 😉 ) Love ya Mom!!

So as you see the last few days have be so busy and so filled with excitement!! I will do my weight update in a post in a few minutes but my yoga I’ll do next week!!

Yoga Pose (Information) Tuesday

Hi everyone!! I know it’s been a couple of weeks since I posted anything relating o exercise, health, or my challenge. It’s been a rollercoaster the last few but finally it seems everything is slowing down a little bit….at least for the time being. So today, like my last yoga post, I will provide a bit of info. May not be what you look for when you see this post but I’ll be honest…I just have not had the time to take the pics. Hopefully next week I will have some pics for you to see and attempt….until then Namaste.

 

Ananda (bliss): the condition of utter joy, which is an essential quality of the ultimate reality

Darshana (seeing): vision in the literal and metaphorical sense; a system of philosophy.

Meditation: Focusing and calming the mind often through breath work to reach deeper levels of consciousness.

Satya (truth/truthfulness): truth, a designation of the ultimate Reality; also the practice of truthfulness, which is an aspect of moral discipline

 

These are four of many words that are used in yoga but these are some words I’m sure everyone has seen at one time or another. Each will give a better understanding. But for now, Namaste.

Quotes 05/04/17

Hope you have an amazing Thursday!!!

 

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

 

 

Quotes 4/13/17

Here’s to Thursday…you’re not Friday but some weeks you’re almost as good 😀

 

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Dalai Lama

Quotes 4/8/17

Hope you have an amazing weekend!!!

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it on my saps today of its joy.

Leo Buscaglia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quotes 4/7/17

We made it to Friday!!!!! I am so glad it ‘s the end of the week…I’m getting some well needed rest!!

 

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.

Buddha
 

Fit challenge Week 34

Hi everyone…well needless to say not much has changed. But I am starting something new this week. I am going to start keeping a food log just to find out what I am eating. Maybe it will give me some in sight as to what I am doing and what I need to adjust. Hopefully this way I will see some results.

I know things have changed because I know I have more energy, I feel more rested, I don’t feel as bloated all the time. So things are definitely changing. It’s just not showing up on the scale. But you know what, in the grand scheme of things, I did not start this journey just to lose weight. I started this to change my health and the weight is a side effect. So I am going to keep going no matter what.

 

Height: 5′ 7″

Weight: 173.9

Bust: 38 in

Waist: 31

Hips: 37

Quotes 3/12/17

Hope you all are having a great weekend!!

 

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

Jim Rohn