I can’t believe it’s been 13 months since I decided to become healthier and lose weight! If you’d told me two years ago that today I would be 55 pounds lighter and running 5ks, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. But here I am, proving myself wrong by finding a way to push myself harder towards my goals every day. :)
To make this day even better - I weighed myself this morning and it said I weigh 135.9lbs!!! After being in a plateau for months, it feels so strange to be losing weight and seeing changes in my body again (thank the intermittent fasting gods!), but it feels awesome to know that my goals might not be so far-fetched after all. :)
If I need anything in this world, it’s this feeling. Invincible. I am the scorpion. This feeling is why I do #yoga- it’s not about weight-loss or #flexibility. It’s about pure self-satisfaction. Here’s to being the 70 year-old auntie who loves to invert. Forever fucking fearless. #invertyoself
I received an anonymous question on tumblr asking if I ever feel my weight gets in the way of my flexibility. This is a sticky topic for me because while I hate relating weight loss to my #yoga practice, I also can’t deny that my flexibility has noticeably increased as a result of my body fat giving way to a more overall muscular composition.
Here’s what I’ll say- your body can only get in your way if you let it. Even at my highest weight (~250lb), I’ve never really felt as though any postures are completely out of my reach. I’ve seen people of all body types struggle with a full range of poses- it was always very clear to me that my yoga practice could only progress as far as I would let it.
Basically, my short answer is NO. Ultimately, I believe mental courage can overcome any perceived body weakness. Yes, my breasts choke me in poses like #halasana but what’s the point of practicing yoga if you’re not going to challenge yourself? And sometimes the challenge is simply trying not to obsess over preconceived notions of your body’s abilities.
Btw, if you ever want to ask me a question, feel free to hit me up on Twitter- I’m @jessnotjazz over there.
I live on bananas!!