Today was day 26 of the Erin Motz 30-day Yoga Challenge. Luckily it was kind of an easy day, since I’m feeling oddly sick. It was yoga from your office chair, so it wasn’t anything too intense. Only four more days and I’ll have completed the challenge.
I have taken a few days off here and there, but I’m proud of the fact that I never gave up. There were some days that I really wanted to kill the chipper Miss Motz, but I kept going. I took breaks now and then after a really hard day, but I’ve kept on doing it as often as I can. Now, I’m almost at the end of it, and that feels really good.
When I reach the end, my original plan was to just start it over and do it again, and hopefully be better at it than I was the first time. Now I’m considering trying some other routines too. I’m not sure what I’ll do. I just know that I want to keep doing yoga on a regular basis. I have a desk job and I’m not fond of exercise, so I need something fitness-oriented in my life.
I haven’t seen a much improvement as I’d hoped, but there has been some. My wrists hurt a lot less, which is great. Despite all the Downward Facing Dogs (or maybe because of them) my wrists hardly ever hurt anymore, which is wonderful. I do have better balance and some added flexibility. I’d been hoping for more, but maybe 15 minutes a day wasn’t enough.
I’d like to do more than one session a day, but I really have a hard time convincing myself to do things like that later in the day. I don’t know if my body could handle a full half hour straight out of bed. I’ll have to give it some thought. If I want to see real improvement, I’m going to have to do more, that much is for certain.
I’m just glad that I stuck with it and that I finally found something I wanted to stick with. I’ve never committed to something like this, so there’s a good feeling happening as the completion day gets closer. I started on May 11, and I’m almost done. Maybe if I do it again I can do it with fewer days off, or two sessions a day. I’m not sure, but I do know that I want to challenge myself and keep making myself healthier and better.