New Year, New me, More Bikram

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I'm not one for New Years Resolution, I feel if I want to change it should happen within, not because of a date. I struggled last year with finding a balance between my Bikram Yoga practice and the rest of my life. I completed a 60 day challenge last year but kept going as a personal goal and did 100 classes in 100 days! It was great, but then I wouldn't go for months at a time or only 3 or 4 classes in a month. It seems I'm at one extreme or another. I'm either killing myself to go to yoga or I'm not going at all. Consequently, my yoga studio is doing another challenge that started the beginning of January, so here I go again, but my goal this time is to continue a regular practice after the challenge.
My first class back after 3 weeks (and who knows how many weeks before those 3 classes in December) was strange, because I've put on some weight over the last few months, especially over the holidays. I've never been this heavy in my life. Some of the postures felt very foreign, not because of flexibility (which I know will come back), but because the inches I put on have made it a further distance to reach my arms around, and harder to bend at the waist. But Day 1 of 60 is done!
Also, not related to weight loss, my one new years resolution is to floss everyday, so far I'm doing well with that!!
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