I did it. Finally got my fat ass on the yoga mat and did a total of 45 minutes of yoga. I am on day 11 of my healthy eating and yoga plan. So far I have done yoga 9 out of 11 days. And I’ve done 11 days of intermittant fasting. So I fast for 16 hours a day and have an 8 hour eating window. I have reduced my calories to around 1341 cals per day, to fat burn (hopefully.)
This is from being sedentary and totally fatigued from Lupus and Fibromyalgia. So I think it’s a good start. I have had 4 very rare weeks of really good health which has allowed me to keep doing yoga everyday. I am scared that my health will fail me and ruin all my good work but I also have a secret hope that maybe the yoga and healthy eating will improve my energy levels.
So when I noticed that my body was starting to feel tired and a bit sore and wasn’t sure if it was normal “been exercising” sore or Fibromyalgia sore and a sign I was doing too much for my body I decided to skip the two days.
I’ve got to admit my neck and shoulder do feel increasingly sore and I think I might need a massage. But I don’t know if psychologically I’m ready for that.
Today I also managed a 19.5 hour fast. Which is a new achieviement. Even though I aim for 16hours fasts, I’ve been alternating somewhere between 16.5 and 18 hours.
Am I enjoying the yoga? Yes. No. Kind of… I don’t enjoy having to do it every day and I don’t enjoy feeling sweaty or tired. But I do enjoy the buzz after I’ve done it and I like the stretching exercises.
Does anyone else who does light beginners yoga get really cold afterwards? I mean I could understand it if it was hardcore stuff where you’ve been dripping with sweat, but I’m just a beginner and I get a light sweat and afterwards I start getting super cold.
Anyway, not sure if I’ve lost much other than some water weight. I do feel better and my jeans feel looser. I threw my scales out because I didn’t like what they said, they were mean to me! So no idea what I’ve lost it anything.
But I really feel like if I have been healthy eating for 2 days or more, then I should see a 24lb weight loss, it’s only fair.