Holiday Challenge

Since this post (First Snow, First Sweat) I have been going to Lakes Fit Yoga about 5 times a week! It all started with that 1 Month Unlimited, which ended at the same time the 6 Week Holiday Challenge was starting. The Holiday Challenge has you striving for 5 classes a week for 6 weeks, and so far I’m on track!! (I was able to take a week off over Thanksgiving which was very helpful, and means that the Challenge is 7 weeks total).

Here’s the bad news: I haven’t lost a single pound. I wish I would, but it just hasn’t happened yet. I think I’m eating the same as when I was inactive, but apparently the numbers aren’t in my favor to see the scale move. However instead of saying “I’m a failure” or “may as well quit because I won’t lose weight anyways” I keep going. I am seeing success in my practice. My lunges are getting lower, my flow is much stronger, and I’m actually able to do a few side planks without a knee on the ground. (I may have had my butt in the air during mountain climbers, but the fact that I felt good enough to attempt mountain climbers means I’m getting better, right??)

Its a little over 6 months until the Grandma’s Marathon, and I have had more than a few conversations where I question if I can do this. I’ve gone on a 3 mile run, and it was tough, but I finished with a smile on my face, and know I’ve just got to get back in the habit.

I need to join our local gym again (Snap Fitness) so I can get a good treadmill workout in when its extra cold, and I also need to clean up my eating a little, my biggest struggle is eating the right things in the afternoon to power through my workouts, but not have adverse reactions during the workouts (if you know what I mean) and not spoil my dinner. I also need to figure out good dinners when I take a late yoga class, its 9 pm when I get home and I’m really hungry.

I welcome any and all suggestions on what to do! I’m also curious if other people are challenging themselves during the holidays, or if you wait and get serious in January.

Don't be afraid, leave a comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s