"Everybody stands as she goes by, 'cause they can see the flame that's in her eyes." -- Alicia Ke
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Not sure why I've had this song in my head all day, especially since I've only heard it once or twice ever, but anyway.
The scale didn't budge today. That means I haven't lost weight in two weeks. Considering the fact that I have another 50 or so pounds to lose, that's totally unacceptable to me. I've stayed within my calorie range for the most part (went slightly over once) and have maintained similar exercise routine so it's not like I'm still gaining a ton of muscle, I don't think. So totally frustrating. But I tried to look past that to have a successful day.
Success came at yoga again. I'm usually really freaked out by the idea of inversions (being upside down) but today when the instructor suggested one that was pretty new-to-me, I didn't think about it and just went for it. We did headstand and handstand which I modified (as did most of the class) so my feet were against the wall and head/hands were on the floor so I was upside down at a 90* angle.
One thing I've learned is that I'm much less fearful or nerveous when I don't *think* and just act. When I run and sort of stop myself from thinking, I can run further. When I try new yoga asanas without thinking about whether I can do it or not, I usually can. It's amazing how much questioning whether or not I can do something impacts my ability to do it. Instead, no excuses, I need to tell myself I AM doing it. Period.
I'm so grateful for some of these life lessons I get from my yoga practice.
On a side note, I made healthy chocolate mousse tonight. It has a good amount of fat, but only dates for sweetness and it's incredibly satisfying. Yum!