A stranger inboxed me feeling the need to share how un-Yogic my weight training posts are. That they thought they followed an authentic Yogi, and apparently I am not. Now I must admit I am not perfect, but I am real, and I have a lot to work on, but I'm always honest about it. When I teach my Yoga Classes and set intentions for the class, and discuss Yoga philosophy throughout the class, it's not just for my students, it's for me too. I learn a lot more from my students than I could ever teach them. When times are tough I am honest with myself, when times are flowing well I'm honest with myself.
Hmmm 🤔 interesting, the last time I checked passing judgment was also un-Yogic. But hey, who am I to say? 😏
Well, here's another few for the haters 😋 and for those who need inspiration 😘 Yep, I post my progress, not only to be able to track it myself, but to inspire those who think they can't. For years I struggled with my weight, due to a toxic relationship that left me with scares to last a lifetime. It also took me years of ups and downs to finally find a place I'm content with, which is still at times a work in progress. I was sitting at 115kg when I left him, it took a long time, 2 years of changing my lifestyle and doing it the right way, rather than some shitty diet that doesn't work; in 2 years I lost 40kg. Although I lost the weight, I also lost myself a long time before that, Yoga helped rebuild myself, and now strength training has helped me continue on this path we call life, on the path of healing, proving to myself I am stronger than yesterday. This here, my journey, it represents more than body image, it represents strength, it brings me peace of mind & allows me to feel like I can achieve anything. When you spent a majority of your early 20s being beaten, called nasty names & spat on, I think it's safe to say that you can be proud of where you are now & want to share it with the world.
So please, before you judge someone's posts, maybe ask, to help you understand, and if you still don't like it, lump it... Ya'll know where the unfollow button is. 🙂🙃 Sending love to those who have always supported me & continue to support me. 💜