Thursday, October 25, 2007

The fitness bug has bitten

For the past year, I've been seriously into getting healthier. Primarily this has just meant losing weight, but also getting more fit. I started walking a lot last fall. Then I finally bit the bullet a few months later and started really dieting. Then I REALLY starting to exercise at a gym. Sigh. Believe it or not, I actually started keeping a food (a total pain) diary and an exercise (way more fun) diary. I've been using the selfdietclub.com site, which has some nifty online tools. Even though the tools are a little buggy, they're fairly easy to use & have these nifty graphs like this one--weight over time. This graph makes me VERY happy. Besides, I like Self.com because they gave me a little bit of (dubious) internet fame.

Anyway, it's been a good, but frustrating and rewarding year with this fitness insanity. I'm back down to the weight I was at at age 21. Just need to subtract a few more years and then I'll be happy to be finished!

Oh, and with my happy new knee, I'm back at yoga again. Yay! Yoga generally makes me very happy--and being fifty pounds lighter makes it WAY easier. Today, however, I was completely stymied by The Crane (Bakasana) and The Tree (Vriksha-asana). I totally hate balancing poses! Bah!

4 comments:

David said...

Wow, you ROCK! That graph would make anyone happy, I bet, and you should be very proud! Sounds like this SELF thing is pretty cool too... I'd like to see how their food diary works sometime.. I always wondered how people keep track of stuff like that when they are making recipes unrelated to the site...

Anyway.... in a word, AWESOME! :)

Priscilla said...

Fiona, you are doing great! I totally feel how much happier you are!! GO YOU!!!
And, if you want to check my blog.... pricantora.net/blog

See you in a week! ;^D

fionasol said...

Woohoo! People reading my blog. :)

Thanks for the kind words!

Governor said...

Yoga is the absolute best. It helps me stay Zen. :) Yes, it's true. I am all kinds of Zen.