Anonymous asked: just out of curiosity, if youre doing yoga for almost 3 years why arent you losing any weight?
Since I’ve started I’ve not had a consistent practice of yoga to be able to loose many pounds of weight. I’ve probably lost a small amount due to yoga, but I’ve just started biking since May and that’s my main source of weight lose right now. With biking I don’t have to try to loose weight it just happens and makes me happy. Right now I am busy with school so I’m at a plateau with my weight right now. Yoga for me is more of maintaining my weight then loosing weight. My first yoga instructor told me that you need to have some sort of cardio that balances out with the yoga. The yoga helps and which ever cardio you do will aid in loosing more weight. I’m not an expert so I’m not sure if that is right, but it has helped for me personally.
Also, just fyi, my personal weight is of no concern of anyone else. I am not a specific weight loss or a fitblr blog. I don’t count numbers, I don’t post healthy food options, i don’t have a schedule for my exercise to please people because I personally hate that. I eat consciously without cursing myself for giving into fast food once and awhile or eating not so healthy foods my dad makes. This blog was and still is solely for myself. For me, I am a visual person and i need to see my progress in a blog like form. It keeps me motivated. As a plus, it is nice to be able to motivate others to do yoga, which is so uplifting for me. I remember seeing a blog called The Big Girls Guide to Life, which helped motivate me when I wanted to do surfing and rock climbing.
So just to reiterate, this blog is for myself, and my personal journey, which could be a year, 5 years, 10 years to my ultimate weight loss. Which is more of being able to more active to do the physical things I like to do like hiking, yoga, traveling, climbing, and more. My blog is more of like reading a live book of an autobiography. You are watching my progress.
I know your question was a simple one, but I felt I needed to say all this. I’m not upset or anything, it was more of a rant somehow relating to all of it. :P
While I don’t even give half a fuck about losing weight, I am so glad she was honest. Yoga isn’t about weight loss, y’all.