Fitness Friday: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Fitness, Friday, ya’ll.

Sometimes, we’re struggling to remember if we’re at least feeling better. It’s tough to stay motivated when we don’t see inches disappear or the scale’s not moving. For me, it’s helpful to take progress pictures, so I can connect with the other ways my fitness is improving.

For example, one of my 2016 goals is the Handstand. I’m keeping weekly pictures of my handstand progress. It lets me see that while the scale mightn’t be moving every week, I am in fact getting stronger.

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one of many handstand attempts

Also, things like sleeping better, clearer skin, more energy and increased endurance when running or working can be the fine line between staying motivated or staying on the couch when checking in on your fitness goals.

So far, I am down 5 pounds for 2016, but I’ve been seriously consistent with teaching yoga twice a week and running/strength training three times a week. I make healthier choices for food, realizing that while chocolate everyday is an amazing thing, it’s not necessarily the thing that will get me to my goals.

IMG_2231my class in Kakasana, or crow pose

how do you stay on track, despite feeling aggravated at the minor weight you’ve lost?

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5 thoughts on “Fitness Friday: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

  1. Well, I’m not trying to “lose weight”. I truthfully can’t afford to lose weight, but I still have that darn extra layer of fat on my belly that I’m trying to get rid of! I have to remind myself that I’m not doing it just to look good. I’m also doing it to gain strength and flexibility. I made it my goal to be able to do 20 real pushups (strength) and a split (flexibility) by the end of the year, plus walk another half marathon (endurance). Those things keep me going when I’m not seeing what I want to see in the mirror. Would love for you to link up any of your healthy living posts to my “Balanced & Healthy Living Link Up Party”. It will be on until Wednesday and then begins again on Thursday evening. πŸ™‚ http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.com/2016/02/balanced-healthy-living-link-up-party_25.html

  2. I completely agree that pics are great to see progress, and so are measurements. Weight isn’t everything, especially if you are building muscle. I know that when my clothing starts fitting better I know I am doing good regardless of what the scale says. Thanks so much for sharing on Fitness Friday on Drops of Learning. Hope to see you back again tomorrow!

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