Fitness Challenge Week 36

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Ok I know I am late but I do have a reason why….I had my yearly check up yesterday and wanted to post those numbers. My weight did not change from what I have been telling you here, which I guess is a good thing. My cholesterol numbers are doing ok I guess. Last year it was at 202, it’s at 204 this year. I know it’s still high but at least it is not what it was before I started this. My sugar was normal range 87 and my Dr. has actually lowered my meds for my thyroid. So in the grand scheme of everything, I am still in a better position then when I first started this but there is still room for improvement. My goal this year is to get my cholesterol under 195 without meds. On the whole I am getting healthier…I just have to keep at it.

 

Height: 5′ 7″

Weight: 173.9

Bust: 38 in

Waist: 31

Hips: 37

My history with Yoga – part 2

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As I was saying in my previous post, has always been part of my life. At the point I stopped doing yoga again, my priorities were skewed. I had been married almost 3 years at that point, I was about to go back to college after dropping out, I was trying to get pregnant, I discovered I had a thyroid issue (which I still take medicine for today), and as much as I love my husband…our relationship was not that great at that point. I was so out of balance with everything and it made my life a lot harder. I did try to go back to yoga during this time but it was fruitless. I could not get my mind in the place I needed to be. I could not focus on what I needed. I didn’t really know at that point in my life what I needed. It was not until after my son was born that I attempted yoga again, but I could not stay focused on it until about 3 years and my daughter’s birth was able to do it again.

At that point I was 27 and was feeling older than I was. It felt like my joints were rusted hinges. I was still somewhat flexible but I soon found out how much flexibility I had lost. I could not find any good books on yoga and I had given my book to my niece because she wanted to try it. So here I am, at home with 2 little ones (almost 2 yrs apart) and I start flipping through the channels. I never go to PBS but for some reason I did. I found a show on PBS that was yoga. I was like yes!! I found something I could start again. Well as happy as I was it didn’t last long. I did not stick with it. Not because I couldn’t (actually I think in some areas it still airs) but because again I could not focus to do anything for myself.

Week 29 – Doctors visit and some results

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I guess I am getting lazy. I don’t mean too but you know what…it happens. I am back and I did not forget I had to post this. It was just a little easier to do today versus yesterday. Hopefully next week I’ll be back to my normal posting schedule 🙂

So here I am, at week 29. I have made a little progress but I’ll be honest it is not the way I want it to go. I want more results. I am almost tempted to go back to the old ways and just forget it. But you know what, I’m not going to. I am going to continue this. I have made some progress. Not in my weight loss though, but in lowering my cholesterol. My Total Cholesterol last year was 259. When I went to my annual visit, I was down to 202!!! Yes I know that is still high, but you know what I will take that!! My sugar was at 86 and my thyroid was in normal range. So maybe all this effort I am putting in is making a difference. Just wish it would show on the outside. I guess it will eventually 🙂

 

Week 29:

My age: 38

My height: 5′ 7″

My weight: 182.2 lbs

My bust: 38 in

My waist: 34 in

My Hips: 39 in