Wednesday 19th October 2016
Today I went to Pilates again. It was only the 3rd time I have been. I have been finding it really hard more than I thought. Today though did seem to be a little easier.
I have never really been a flexible person. If you had asked me last year to bend down and touch my toes I wouldn’t have got very far because my stomach would get in the way. I also have the problem of having a very short body and really long legs. I can do it now with ease though.
Today in Pilates the instructor said sit down and cross your legs.
I just did it, I was sitting like that for a few minutes when she said you can straighten your legs if it’s uncomfortable.
That made me realise that I was still actually sitting there with my legs crossed. I haven’t been able to do that for years. When you are overweight you’re limbs don’t bend like they should – I think it’s because they are so much bigger than they are supposed to be which can restrict your movement.
I couldn’t believe that I had done it without thinking like it was a totally normal thing for me to do. I actually had a bit of a flashback to my childhood because I would always sit like that as a child.
I know it sounds silly but I got really quite excited about sitting like that. It’s the little things that makes this journey totally worth while.
Start weight 21st 5lbs
15st 13.8lbs. ⬅️➡️. 75.2lbs⬇️total
Start weight 136.5kg
101.6kg. ⬅️➡️. 34.9kg⬇️total