Progress – Pounds vs Inches

goals progressNow that I am a week into the new year, it is time for me to check my progress and make sure that things are progressing along in the correct fashion. I do think that regularly checking your progress is the only way to ensure that you meet your goals. I mean, if you are veering off track, then it is best to catch that misstep as soon as humanly possible. Otherwise, you could stray too far from your target before you realize what it is happening. And no one wants that, right?

So, that leaves me at a bit of a crossroads.

When I started this site a week ago, my target was to go from 250 pounds down maybe 100 or so pounds to a healthier weight. But sometimes (often) inches are a better indicator of progress than pounds when it comes to getting to a fit and healthy body weight.

That leaves the question – should my progress be focused on dropping pounds or dropping inches? Or maybe even a combo of both of them? Actually, I think that might be the best option for me since it will give me a view of both of them. Plus, if I fail to lose pounds but lose inches one week (or the other way around) then it will prevent me from getting down in the dumps about a lack of progress.

And unlike a lot of other weight loss bloggers out there, I am not so sure that I want to be sharing these numbers here on my blog. I mean, yeah, this thing is about my progress and keeping me accountable. But I do not need to share these embarrassing numbers out there for the whole freaking world to see. I know what my numbers are and that is really all that matters at this point.

So, you will not see any numbers in regards to my progress on here. At least not any time soon! But I will keep you posted in regards to if things are going well or going poorly.

And since this is my first progress update, I am actually still where I started. Of course,  I have no idea about my inches cause I didn’t measure when I started. So, my measurements starting point will actually come from today. So, here’s hoping that future progress checks see my showing a loss in one or both of the numbers that I will be tracking.

Hey, it can only get better from here on out, right? Plus, just acknowledging that I need to make this change is a win if you ask me. I mean, I know that I have only been doing it a week, so big deal, but I swear that I am sticking with it. You will see me succeed, just a matter of when that will happen since I’m on the slow and steady plan.

Good Yoga Videos On YouTube

After my last post, I spent a little time digging around on YouTube looking for some of those great beginner yoga videos that I had read about on an online forum. Well, it took me a little wide to weed through all the results and find ones that I thought were actually perfect for a beginner like me.

So, I thought that anyone reading this might find themselves in the same place as me. With that in mind, I want to share some of those videos that I came across. Maybe they are just what you have been looking for too? So, I will post them below and you can give them a watch and see what you think. But if you find something that is better, then please let me know about it in the comments!

Starting at 251

Well, until registered the name for this blog, the largest number that I had seen when I stepped on the bathroom scale was 250 pounds. But, it seems that I have managed to gain another pound since then *sigh* Yeah, I thought about just rounding it back down to 250 and not telling anyone that I had gained that stupid pound. But then I realized what I was doing.

If I was going to start this journey out with a a little white lie – I mean, you guys would have never even known – then I was just setting myself up for failure. So, I sucked it up and put in the real number on the scale. It’s a stupid number alright.

I never should have let it go past 200 pounds. Heck, I never even should have let it reach 200 pounds much less go over that number, But here I am. Not only at 200 pounds but well past it. In fact, I’m closer to 300 pounds than 200 pounds at this point. And that is really stupid. Stupid of me that is.

So, I have decided that enough is enough. Not only will I get as far away from 300 pounds as fast as possible, but I will also work on making healthier decisions. Ones that will put me on the path to staying under 200 pounds from here on out.

How long will it take me to make this happen? Honestly, I am not sure. I will not be doing any type of crazy dieting. Instead, I plan on taking it slow so that I do this in the most healthy way possible. And I’m hoping that this will help prevent that loose skin issue that so many people talk about when they lose a lot of weight too fast. So, here goes nothing – I am officially tossing my hat into the ‘gonna lose this weight’ ring. Wish me luck, caught I just might need it!