Saturday, January 23, 2010

Week Two Recap

Week Two - I am in it to win it! This week has been great. I found some great classes this week and fell deeper in love with Yoga. And people are noticing that I feel better, and that is a wonderful compliment. I have more energy - in the afternoons I haven't wanted to nap or have more caffeine. To me that is a huge accomplishment. I still need to work on my sleep schedule. I am so bad about staying up late and sleeping in. But I have this weird thing about if I go to bed earlier, I have to get up early.....and I don't do early.

I did five days of yoga this week including - Beginning Yoga, Yin Yoga for Back Care (my favorite class), Slow Flow and Heart Center Flow, and Wii Fit. I also added in one day of water aerobics and enjoyed being back in the water. It is still a challenge to me when the rooms are too hot - but I am trying to speak up and ask for the fans to be turned on. This week was all about Vitality and turning off those inner tapes we play in our heads. I have tapes that play in my head all the time, whether is about my weight, my scars or I'm not pretty enough. These are all things I need to work on. One day at a time.

I am still not journaling - it is my weakest part in this. Not sure how to work on this part.

Meditation is still amazing - my favorite part is the meditation I practice before bedtime, I feel like it makes me sleep so peacefully. It makes me stop the "to do's" in my head I always get before I fall asleep.

I ate great this week - they said in the weekly meeting last week to not use cans, no microwaves or processed food - and I stuck to that and felt great. I am working on adding more fruit and vegetables - and continue to challenge myself on that everyday.

My biggest challenge for me this week came today - when I was on my Wii Fit and it showed that I haven't really lost weight. I have lost close to 3 pounds. I hate that I look at the scale, I need to remember HOW GOOD I FEEL - but the scale....ugh the scale. I wanted to give up, I wanted to cry, I wanted to crawl in bed and say I'm done. But I have to remember I am feeling better, I feel more alive. I know this takes time - and I know it is actually better to take weight loss slower. I just need to stay positive.

Thank you all for listening to me - I have had such wonderful support through this and will continue to need it throughout my journey.

Until next week.....xoxo


jessicajane said...

wow sounds like you are doing great. definitely inspiring me to do some different things. the husband and i vowed to not eat anymore....23 days into the new year and we are doing good, havent ate out once!

and 3 lbs is awesome! its better than none, and the fact that you feel great is what its all about,.

Ivey Handcrafted said...

Jessica - that is great - no eating out??? WOW! That is something we do too often also. Good luck - sounds like you are rockin' it!

Thanks for the encouragement - I appreciate it. This is quite the journey for me :)

Glue and Glitter said...

This sounds like such a cool process. I could certainly use help with my inner tape.

I don't know if it counts, but you have been sort of journaling here on your blog with the weekly wrap-ups!

Tanya McCulloch said...

Awesome Tob's!!! I wish I was there to do it with you=( Keep it going! Love you!!!

Ivey Handcrafted said...

Becky - my SIL said the same I will count this as my journaling :)

Tanya - thanks dear - I would LOVE for you to be here doing this with me. That would make it even better!!!