So Glad I Found Yoga!

For those of you who don’t know I’ve lost a good bit of weight, I can recall seeing the dreaded scale read 178 when I was at my heaviest. Honestly it almost made me cry, I’m such a girl. As of today I have lost 28lbs *Sarah pats herself on the back*. I was never the “skinny girl” but wasn’t necessarily the “fat girl” either, I categorized myself as curvy and could stand to lose a bit of weight.

2011

Black was just about the only color I would wear.

I’ve always been a pretty healthy eater, lean meat, fruits, and veggies you know? But I was never consistent enough in my workouts I would be really dedicated at first, but never made it past 3 weeks. Well one day I was really upset (boy problems of course) so in order to clear my mind I decided to go for a walk, since I was livid the walk turned into basically a march, then a run. I had finally experienced the mindclearing powers of a run and was hooked after that! I kept jogging for several months, I would jog around the park and jog back home, and that is how I lost a good bit of weight to begin with. But I had to stop jogging at Doctors orders after I had a weird dizzy spell spaz episode. So I was bummed, I tried dancing to lose weight…didn’t care for it, also tried weights, liked it but after awhile it made my neck and shoulders hurt. So there I was wondering what to do, so I went on youtube and looked up yoga routines. Thank God I did, I found Tara Stiles and started following her videos and saw even quicker results than jogging gave me. I lost fat from running, but with yoga I am gaining muscle, improving my flexibility, and getting better balance, which for a klutz like me is incredible!

IMG_8450By far my favorite yoga accomplishment! Crow Pose.

IMG_8532Standing bow pose.

IMG_8522Pigeon Pose

IMG_8514Reverse Warrior

8525King Cobra Pose

IMG_8454warrior three
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backbend

8415Downward Dog

IMG_8391Downward dog split

IMG_8420Forward bend. I can’t get over the way my sides dip in, its like a crater haha!

IMG_8505warrior two

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If this post seemed like endless bragging on my part well…it is haha. I’ve worked hard and I am proud of my accomplishments. The only person who can hold you back is you, get out of your own way and make things happen!

Let me know your weightloss stories, what are some of your favorite workouts, ever try bikram yoga or SUP yoga? I love hearing from you guys! Anything you want to share feel free. As always I love you guys, have a happy and healthy Monday!

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16 thoughts on “So Glad I Found Yoga!

    • haha that seems to be most people’s response, but after doing yoga these poses are just about as natural as walking. Takes work to get to this point, but I have found it is well worth it

    • Awe thank you it’s been great doing yoga! I would highly recommend it to become a regular workout for you, I always feel so fabulous after my yoga! I am so pleased you liked my post.

  1. This is a great post and I completely get you! I have been doing Hatha Yoga and it is so good. It relaxes me so much yet it’s really challenging; plus you just know when you’ve found the right class ;).
    Best, Cam,

  2. Wow that is so awesome! I’ve been wanting to try yoga, but I haven’t really found where to start. I learned a few moves from (don’t laugh) the Wii Fit. Congrats on losing the weight and staying healthy!

  3. I am so happy I found your blog — I love it and I LOVE this post. Super inspiring. I recently starting practicing Yoga more and I always notice such a difference in my physical well being and mental well being almost immediately. it really is amazing.

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