Hi there, and welcome to 50 Something Yoga!
I have started this blog for two reasons:
1. To help others improve flexibility, lose weight, and enjoy their workouts; and
2. To share my own journey from the ground up.
Now before I get into it, I want to say that I’m not a yoga instructor or fitness trainer of any sort. Doing any of the exercises and poses I discuss is at your own risk. If you’re concerned about starting a new program, please consult your healthcare provider.
I just want to lose some weight and get in better shape, so it’s time to take my health into my own hands. And it’s time to become a more fit, healthier version of myself.
Truth be told, I do not like an exercise program that leaves me achy and unable to move for days after. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one either. Most exercise programs I have tried do not work well with my bad knees and hips. The high impact stuff just doesn’t work for me, and I feel worse instead of better.
I’ve done yoga off and on over the years and it has helped when I’ve been consistent. The downside was I let everything else in life take precedence, and am pretty much back to square one. Now that I’m 54 1/2ish, getting back in shape is even harder; but I know it’s not impossible.
Now for a little background information that has led me to where I am. On May 5, 2020 I became a widow. I was in shock, disbelief, and suddenly on my own.
I resigned from my job, spent my days crying, angry, and alone. My kids tried to be with me when they could, but they had jobs and lives of their own. Plus they were also grieving the loss of their step-dad, so it wasn’t easy for them either.
I initially lost about 20 lbs, but none of it was a healthy loss. Sometimes cereal was just easier to eat than to make a meal for just one. I lost my desire to cook, and even when I did I didn’t eat much of what I made.
Fast forward to November 2022. I’m in a relationship, became a grandma in March, sold the home my late husband and I shared, and bought an acreage in a different county: most of the changes happening this year. And somewhere along the way, I gained back all I lost plus some extra.
As I adjust to my new life in my new home it’s also time to put myself first. And if I want to keep up with my granddaughter, I need to lose some weight and become more fit.
My journey started around the third week of November when I came across some low impact workouts. I have combined them with yoga, and am beginning to notice a difference even after a short time.
My goal with this blog is not to tell you what should work, but to show you what actually does. And what better way than to document it as I go?
I’d love for you to join me in my journey, and walk with me every step of the way.
My first milestone is to be at 175 lbs by Christmas.
Where are you in your weight loss and/or flexibility journey? Let me know in the comments below or email me at email@example.com if you prefer.