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


5 comments:

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 thing....so 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!!!