I’ve been doing a 30 day challenge at Moksha (hot) yoga this month. Basically you are challenged to do thirty practices in thirty days. You can double up to make up for anything missed, so then it really tests you and your commitment. So far, it’s definitely been a challenge! Not so much the poses or the yoga itself, but the actual act of getting to the studio. Trying to juggle work, dance, the challenge and day to day life has been interesting.
The first week went really well. I made it to class everyday and felt great. I started to progress in some of the poses that have always been a real challenge. I definitely looked forward to making the most out of this experience.
Week two became difficult. I missed two days because I caught a cold and a bad cough. I figured rest was probably the best medicine and decided not to attend class for a few days. Although this was a smart decision, it made getting back to class a bit difficult. For some reason, I started to struggle with my schedule and was getting really run down. But I decided to push through it.
This takes me to week three. This week. I am still feeling really tired and am having a hard time getting motivated to do anything. I’ve made up the missed classes from last week but I’ve missed another three classes this week and really want to make those up too. But I’ve just been struggling with everything. I just want to sleep!
I didn’t go this morning to the classes that I booked because I just couldn’t get out of bed. But I do plan on going this evening. I need to get back on track. I’ve noticed the differences in how I feel after doing a regular practice versus how I’ve been feeling after not having gone to yoga much in the months before deciding to take this challenge. I feel more energized and calm after practice and I feel the difference in how I present myself to the world. My outlook is more positive and I feel like I can handle everyday stressors better.
Remembering my motivation behind way I signed up for this challenge is probably one of the ways that I can get my motivation back. I want to be healthy, strong, and fit. I want to feel energetic and calm. So here is my re-ignition to my challenge: I will get to class after work today. I will make up for the missed classes. I will recommit to my goals and promises to myself. I owe it to myself because I know what I am capable of. I know that I am worth it.