Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 21 = 9 Days Left!

Day 21 Blog accompanied by Photography Adventure Group's daily theme of Peace.

I'd like to start today's blog by sending my prayers out to the people affected by the tragic shooting in Colorado.  Sometimes my mind is baffled by the unexplainable actions of certain individuals.  That makes the daily photo theme of 'Peace' even more special. 

Now on to less important things like my 30 Day Bikram Yoga Challenge!  Okay, look, I am loving Bikram.  I love what it has done for my mind (more aware and thoughtful), and for my body (down to 133 today!).  I love how this challenge has pushed me beyond what I thought I could do.  I love the instructors (most days!).  I love the people I've met.  I love the sweat.  I LOVE THE SWEAT! 

BUT...I am tired.

I am so, very, tired.  My 40 year old body is not used to 90 minutes of hard core workouts every single day.  And getting home at 8:30 every night during the week leaves me with 9:00 dinners and no time to run errands or clean the house (you feel me ladies??).  And then the 5:30am class on Friday's...well...let's just say that by the time I get home at 6pm I'm too tired to do anything but sink into my comfy chair.  I've never been a morning person!

And then there are the new aches and pains.  The worst has been my hip flexors.  I have been in such pain in this area that at work I groan each time I get up or sit down.  My friend, Kelli, turned me on to the foam roller which has eased the pain some.  The other "sports injury" I have experienced is rug burn.  Or, more precisely, towel burn.  My chin and my knees are quite chaffed...and that's not really a sexy look! 

So, to sum up my bellyaching blog, I'm tired, I'm sore, I'm beat up, but I love Bikram!  I am completely looking forward to completing the challenge (NINE MORE DAYS!!), taking a few days off, and then going at my leisure...probably a few times a week.  I hope that I have found a workout in Bikram that I will maintain for a lifetime.

Now, my next challenge (which will NOT be for 30 straight days), is to try something that my friend, Heather, is teaching in Indianapolis called SUP Yoga.  I just need to find a place in Phoenix that is teaching if anyone out there knows of a place...please let me know! 

In closing, please wish me luck on finishing my final 9 days.  I know I will do it (I'll get 'er done), but I want to finish with grace and dignity and with a complete feeling of success and accomplishment.  And I want to lose 7 more pounds!  LOL!


REAL Peace is always unshakable... 'Bliss is unchanged by gain or loss'
Yogi Bhajan


  1. Great job. I'll be so jealous (already am) if you lose 7 more pounds. Proud of you.