30 Day Yoga Challenge – 20 Days in the bag!

21 Mar

I can’t believe that I’m done 20 of 30 days of the Bikram Yoga Challenge already! The time has absolutely flown by.

My goal going into this challenge was to push myself out of my comfort zone and kick my butt into gear to make sure I’m feeling really good by the time my wedding day rolls around.

One thing I’ve tried not to do in the last 20 days is weigh myself and I’m really glad I’ve decided to stick to that. Because I haven’t done this much yoga consecutively before I had no way of knowing what it was going to do to my body and therefore couldn’t gauge my success that way. Despite not knowing if I’ve lost or gained any weight through this process I do know that I’m feeling better in my clothes, and have successfully pushed through being sick, having a lot on my plate, and straight up not feeling like working out.

Last weekend was my biggest challenge so far. From Friday to Sunday I had to do 5 classes to make up for the Thursdays I’d missed. Surprisingly doing two classes in a day wasn’t soooo bad. Having a break in between was hugely important because it gave me time to hydrate, and get my mind ready for round 2.

Each and every day both Kristen and Katrina remind you why you’re there and that this isn’t the easiest thing in the world to be doing. That reminder is a lifesaver because as soon as I leave that room the rest of my busy life is waiting for me.

I must also take the 20 day milestone to thank my fiancé for cooking me dinner. Every. Day. He is home at least 2 hours before I’m done class and every day I’ve come home to a great dinner waiting for me. Something tells me I’ve got a 30 day cooking challenge ahead of me when this is done 🙂

So there you have it. 20 days done and only 10 left to go!

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4 Responses to “30 Day Yoga Challenge – 20 Days in the bag!”

  1. MIL March 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Will you continue yoga after the 30 day challenge is over?

    • This Needs to Stop March 28, 2012 at 6:59 am #

      Mil! I do plan on continuing to yoga when the challenge is over. I’ll likely take a few days off and then try and go a couple of times a week 🙂

  2. regisdudley March 25, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Congrats on your success, Sylvia! 🙂 I’m also attempting the 30 Day Challenge at Bikram Yoga Halifax. It seems like you’re doing very well! I’ve found it difficult to keep up with practice when things get tough, but it seems like that hasn’t been a problem for you.

    I also write a blog about the challenge, http://30daydudley.wordpress.com/.

    I’ll be sure to say Hi next time I see you at class. Congrats again! Namaste.

    • This Needs to Stop March 28, 2012 at 6:59 am #

      Hi Regis! Thanks for the note! Absolutely say Hi in class next time you’re there! I read your blog too and fitting in 30 classes in 30 days is really tough so we all just have to go at it in our own way!

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