Saturday, November 13, 2010

Coffee & Yoga

About a month or so ago, I took the class called "PiYo" for the first time and fell instantly in love. At first I felt my body unsteady, and had a lot of difficulty doing all the poses. Still, the class was so dynamic that it kept me challenged. I felt amazing afterward.

When I really like something, I become slightly obsessed and want more of it. I looked for PiYo videos online but couldn't find anything like my class.  So I decided to do a mini Yoga routine on the wii fit plus every morning, taking occasional sips from my cup of coffee, right after my morning weigh in. This has become part of my routine now. I do it everyday to strenghen my core and to improve my balance. The best part of this is that I feel more in control and have longer lines in PiYo class. I still cannot do most of the advanced poses, but I'll get there someday.

Another great consequence is that the Wii Fit Plus body test has given me a "fitness age" of 31! This makes me so happy because the first time I tested, I was so unbalanced and weak, it had given me a fitness age of 46.... I'm 32 years old. I know the test is based on how well you can control your body, and now I feel validated for my efforts.

I know overall, the wii fit plus is not enough to maintain a challenging exercise program, but for these little things like morning yoga workouts and daily weight tracking it is excellent!

So this week I lost another 2.2lbs and I'm so happy. I can fit into a size 14 now, and the other day I donated my 2 plus size coats to charity, and bought myself a new coat that's size L!!!!! Size L! I can't believe it! I had been shopping on the plus size department for so long... I feel like a whole new world has been made available to me.

I hate to say this, because I live in the Chicago area, but I can't wait for it to get colder so I can wear my new coat!!! (It's been unseasonably warm for November).

Original weight: 222lbs
Current weight: 182.8lbs
Pounds lost: 39.2lbs

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Is my weight loss is too fast?

I was happy to have lost another 2.2 lbs at my weekly weigh in this week. When I got home to log it into the Weight Watchers etools weight tracker, it told me I was losing too fast. It says my average weekly weightloss has been of 2.1 lbs a week, and that the average should stay under 2 lbs otherwise it could be risky to my health.

I'm actually ecstatic it has been coming off at this pace, and it would be awesome if it continues in the same speed, but I'm realistic, and know that at some point I will reach a plateau and it will slow down.

Also, shouldn't the first however many pounds come off faster when you have a lot to lose, as opposed to someone who's only 10 to 20 pounds overweight? I started at 85 above my goal weight, after all.

The etools site also told me to slow down my weightloss. How in the world would I do that??? I've been exercising everyday and eating my points!

Oh well... I really think this is a non-issue and will continue doing what I've been doing. So far, my body has been rewarding me for my efforts and I am committed to rewarding it with more healthy living.

Original weight: 222lbs
Current weight: 185lbs
Pounds lost: 37lbs