Today I am writing you from the kitchen of my new apartment in Minneapolis, and boy do I love it! Compared to what I was living in last year in Hawai’i this place is a major upgrade. Not to mention I feel so at home in this city its amazing. I’m really looking forward to all that it has in store for me over the next few years.
Although I have had a really busy week with moving in, getting adjusted, and starting a new school year I have managed to pretty much stick with my September yoga challenge. This weekend I had friends drive up from home which made me stray away for one day, but I did the video I missed on top of the next day’s video, so I got back on track. The challenge has been amazing so far. Each day serves a different purpose in yoga practice and it has really opened my eyes to what it means to practice yoga. Yoga is so much more than the poses and breathing, but also connecting with your soul and being present in the moment. I really like that the videos tend to be a bit abstract as well. They are not just your basic cookie cutter yoga poses and messages, but really outside of the box and fun.
So that will continue through the month, but I have also implemented a workout regime as well. Sunday-Saturday, seven days a week, I’ll be getting active and starting healthy. Monday-Friday are pretty high intensity in terms of workouts, but Saturday and Sunday I will be keeping low key. Going for a walk or run, or spending some quality time on the yoga mat. My goal is to at least do something everyday to get my self moving.
This summer I successfully lost 20 pounds, and 5% body fat, which I feel so accomplished and happy about. Some may say that I didn’t have weight to lose, but I was not confident with where I was at all, and I knew that it wasn’t who I was. I’ve always been a health conscious person and when that got away from me I was miserable. Although that is a significant amount of weight to lose I’m still not done. I plan to drop 10 more by Halloween to reach my goal of 30 pounds total before Christmas. That may sound like a lot for just a little over a month, but with the right diet and exercise I know for certain that I can achieve this!
What are your fitness and health goals for this month? Share with us so we can help keep each other encouraged and motivated! Good luck and remember to always Start Healthy!