3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Yoga NSV

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-10-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
One day at a time...
 
GreatPerhaps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 95

S/C/G: 220/TICKER/120

Height: 5'3"

Default Yoga NSV

Throughout my weight loss journey, I've become a pretty dedicated yogi. I think I limit myself in the poses I attempt, though, because there are lots of things I tell myself a heavy person "can't do" (when, of course, it's really just about strength and balance).

Today, my teacher encouraged me to try crow pose, one of the poses I've been most scared of. I had tried before, and I had just never been able to do it--too much fat, too little arm strength, and most importantly, too much fear. Still, she told me to try again, just for the **** of it...

...AND I DID IT. I got into crow and held it for a bit! This is a big victory for me for 2 reasons:

1) It shows me that I AM getting stronger and more agile and
2) I think it finally gave me the kick I needed to realize that I can't let my weight or fear of failure hold me back from getting what I want anymore.

Yay!
__________________




100 Day Challenge: 20/100
GreatPerhaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
one pound at a time
 
jayohwhy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 847

S/C/G: 222/in progress/115

Height: 5'3"

Default

yeaaah! congrats!
jayohwhy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 03:39 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
BreathingSpace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 506

S/C/G: 183/166/135

Height: 5'6"

Default

oooh, awesome, congratulations! I do hot yoga and I know the feeling when you finally "get" a pose - whether it be truly understanding it or going further in it - and how absolutely AMAZING it feels.

Crow is tough - that's is awesome!!!

~BreathingSpace~
__________________
"There is simply no way for the scale to accurately measure the most beautiful part of your spirit".

Check out my BLOG here for weight loss woes, yoga and life!

BreathingSpace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 12:15 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
indiblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Africa
Posts: 1,699

S/C/G: 134/126/under 124

Height: 5'2.5

Default

Congrats! Crow is not easy!

I love finding other yogis on here! I'm surprised there aren't more of us. What kind of yoga do you usually practice?
indiblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 08:11 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
lucy106's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NW Suburbs Chicago
Posts: 4

S/C/G: 204/202.8/160

Height: 5'4

Default

Wow thats awesome! I adore yoga! Eben though I am heavy some of the poses can be so empowering for me! Thats a great feeling! Congratulations to you!
lucy106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 04:02 PM   #6
One day at a time...
 
GreatPerhaps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 95

S/C/G: 220/TICKER/120

Height: 5'3"

Default

Aww, thanks ladies.

I love finding other yogis on here too! It may not be the thing that burns the most calories, but it's definitely made the biggest difference in my weight loss journey--doing yoga helps me tone as I lose, and keeps me patient and tranquil throughout the days. I mostly practice Vinyasa, although Anusara is pretty wonderful too. What about you?
__________________




100 Day Challenge: 20/100
GreatPerhaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011, 06:06 PM   #7
Sufferer of abibliophobia
 
pockets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 268

S/C/G: 206/ticker/150

Height: 5'7"

Default

I had to google an image of the crow pose. That looks wicked hard! Good job!
__________________
MyWorkoutTrackerBloggyThingy

Mini-goals
#1: 191 - No longer obese; Met 10/26/2011
#2: 180 - My 'lightest' after having kids; Met 11/16/2011
#3: 170 - Just because I needed an in between goal!
#4: 160/159 - My 'heaviest' before having kids/no longer overweight
Final: 150 - digging through my old 'skinny' clothes!
pockets is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
August NSV'S rockinrobin 100 lb. Club 206 08-31-2007 12:35 PM
May NSV'S rockinrobin 100 lb. Club 226 06-01-2007 09:52 AM
April NSV'S rockinrobin 100 lb. Club 248 05-07-2007 09:35 PM
March's NSV's rockinrobin 100 lb. Club 275 04-01-2007 07:24 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2