I’m going to cut right to the chase…2017 was a difficult year for my health and fitness goals! I know I shouldn’t make excuses but I didn’t exactly do as well as I wanted to on these. However, I refuse to beat myself over it.
Refine at-home yoga practice
20% Pass. I have the tendency to get home from work, shower, cook dinner and end up on the couch watching Netflix all night. This has to change! I occasionally roll out my mat and practice at home but it’s not constant.
Get to a Dermatologist
FAIL. About that…while I did find a primary care doctor I never got an appointment with a dermatologist. I’m a little fearful to due to the fact that I’m a Florida native and well my skin has been sun-damaged for years. Postponing the inevitable.
Eat More Veggies (Recipes)
Pass. I made a serious effort to eat more veggies especially when it came to dinners I made. Some of my favorite recipes were Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese(Vegan) and a Zucchini Bake. I just love cutting up veggies, sprinkling them with olive oil, salt, pepper and other seasonings and baking them in the oven.
Work on hamstring flexibility
Pass. This is still a work in progress but I feel like my flexibility has improved greatly in the last year. While I still don’t have my splits my twists have gotten a lot better. Consistent studio practice and patience have paid off.
One thing I did do that surprised myself this year in my yoga practice was headstand. My fears of being upside down were conquered one night in class when the instructor helped me work into it. I surprised myself when I actually got into it and stayed there. It’s still a work in progress but I’m proud of that achievement!
Continue gaining weight/muscle
Do I really have to answer this one?While I’ve gotten stronger, my weight still seems stagnant. I guess that’s the curse of being petite. One thing that continues to change is appreciating the body I have. For so long I hated being thin. Granted people will still point it out or tell me to eat a hamburger. But thanks to yoga and a little self-love, I’m learning that this body is strong and perfect for me.
Train & Run 5K
Fail! I did participate in a 1K fun “run” but I walked it! I think it’s safe to say I am NOT a runner. I don’t enjoy running. I probably never will and that’s okay. Running isn’t for everyone!