Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's Hump Day!

Hump Day on a Thursday? While the term usually refers to Wednesdays -- the middle of the week -- I'm using it to describe where I'm at in my current Bikram Yoga challenge. Later today I will practice my 30th consecutive class, officially marking the middle of my 60-day challenge!

Today is a real milestone for me. I've had a steady practice since I was first introduced to the yoga on August 1, 2008 (my Bikram birthday), doing 4 or 5 classes a week without missing a beat. But I've never completed a full 30 days in a row. It's not that I couldn't physically do it, it's just that life often got in the way.

Committing to this challenge has meant putting the yoga at the centre of my life. My evenings are devoted to my practice. I can't work late or go out with friends. I have to watch what I eat, and drink at least 2.5 litres of water throughout the day. I need to go to bed at a decent hour to ensure I get adequate sleep. And I've pretty much weaned myself off alcohol and coffee. These are pretty big sacrifices for me, but it's paying off. The yoga has become part of my daily routine now -- it's a habit -- so it's a lot easier to get there. In fact, it's the highlight of my day.

So today's Bikram class will get me over the proverbial hump... It's all downhill from here! I look forward to what the next 30 days will bring.

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations Chrissy on your challenge and keep it up! Yoga rules!

    Don

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  2. Thanks everyone! I'm officially over the hump and on to my second set of 30!

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