Wow! It is hard to be this personal. Already, I feel vulnerable and wanting to pull the plug on this. I have so much fear…what if I can’t do this? What if I am not strong enough? I have so much body shame. I don’t look like a supermodel. I have breastfed 3 children. I have a c-section scar. I have varicose veins. Tears run down my face as I write this. Strength comes from facing your fears, so I share with you unflinchingly.
I have lost 15.5 pounds since the end of August. I have done it with the support of the Noom app. I log every calorie I eat and exercise I do. I have 4.5 pounds more to finally arrive at a BMI that is in healthy range.
I teach 5 yoga classes a week and have been doing daily 1 minute sets of wall stands, wall sits, planks, crunches, and dips. I have been adding in an aerial conditioning set that I found online (http://aerialreflections.blogspot.com/2015/06/aerial-conditioning-at-home.html). It is a lot harder than she makes it look and I have been doing this every other day. While on vacation, our hotel had an elliptical machine and I think I am hooked, so I may need to join a gym.
I begin my intro classes on January 9. The prerequisites are:
- Hang from trapeze by hands for 30 seconds
- Perform 8 knee raises while hanging
- Hold a plank on the floor from toes for at least 30 seconds
I am now able to do this. I feel strong and capable. I like it and it fuels me to do more. I like asking myself “what more can you do?”
Off to start supper for the boys before I leave for class. Thanks for reading.