I just finished my Intro to Yoga series, and it was really good for me. There were physical benefits, but the emotional and mental benefits might eclipse the physical ones. The teacher of the class was great, and I learned even more to accept the body that I have right now. She really emphasized not comparing ourselves to others and how different and wonderful all of our bodies are. It was also really important for me to step out of my comfort zone and learn something new. I used to do that all the time, but somehow forgot I was that kind of woman.
I'm going to take another intro series because my daughter wants to take it too, and she wanted someone to go with her. I'm thrilled that she'll be joining me. The class doesn't start until the 5th of next month, so I'm thinking of catching a couple of the regular gentle classes next week.
This is week two of my new eating plan, and I love it! I've discovered new recipes, and I've discovered I need a lot less bread and pasta to be happy than I thought I needed. I'm still losing weight, although not as quickly as I did in week one. My husband is also losing weight, and it's really nice to have someone in the house who is eating the same meals as I am. Last night we had jalapeño bites. The jalapeños are stuffed with cream cheese, feta or goat cheese, parmesan cheese, tomatoes and cilantro. I used salsa because I didn't have tomatoes and cilantro on hand. Then you wrap them in bacon and bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes.
In other news, today before going out shopping when I got dressed I noticed the shirt I put on felt a lot bigger on me than it had the last time I wore it. That was a nice surprise! It was the same shirt I wore for a picture I posted a few months ago, so I made a side by side comparison. Now, I haven't lost a lot of weight, but I think most of what I have lost has been around the middle, so you can definitely see the difference, or at least, I can. I can feel the difference too, and that is a nice feeling.
|August 2013 February 2014|
You can't see my waistline in the second picture because the shirt hangs down and hides it instead of hugging my hips like in the first, but it's in there!