I stepped up my work out game big time and I love it, I’ve been doing a combination of high cardio exercises like TRX, Trekking and Zumba; Strength and core exercises like Yoga and pilates and a good dose of weight lifting every now and then. Apart from this past week (i should do a separate post maybe), I went hard the last couple of weeks; very minimal cheating on my diet and working out 6days a week. It’s was awesome.
I am absolutely in love with Yoga and Pilates, listen if you can find a class, DVD or whatever, get it! I initially started going to the classes not thinking about them as workout classes but for relaxation but I was misinformed. Sure they are not as fast paced or high energy as Zumba but the concentration and strength required to move gracefully from pose to pose is definitely WORK. I love the way i feel long and lean after Pilates, all my muscles well stretched out and my abs nice and tight ahhh. And yoga? The feeling after is just great and seeing myself get better, more fluid and stronger class after class is amazing. So yeah those are my faves!
|Got this from M’s blog 😀 They all weigh 150 pounds (UK dress sizes)|
My scale and I have a love hate relationship, while it’s nice to see the numbers go down sometimes I just want physical results, one thing I’ve definitely learned so far is that our bodies hold weight differently (see picture above). It’s the reason I will never say “OMG I want her body”. I can admire but I know that my shape and tone will be unique. The focus is on being fit and healthy and honest with myself. I know that I’m never going to be an hour-glass and I’m completely fine with that. I still weigh myself about every two weeks or so but focusing on how my body feels my endurance levels and sometimes how clothes fit.
If you’re on a weight loss Journey keep at it! Be kind to yourself, love where you are now and enjoy it. Compare your body only to yours- (p.s it’s OK to take nudes for this purpose hehehe) and appreciate your progress no matter how slow. Be accountable and work hard. Discipline is everything.