Running has been my thing for quite some time now. If i may boast, i’m a pretty excellent treadmill runner. I emphasize on treadmill because well, the New York City streets and i haven’t quite met eye to eye. We have trouble… i am working on it. But, like anything else running can become quite boring and redundant. The challenge factor soon looses its appeal and you find yourself inventing and reinventing running intervals… although these can always be fun.
By the end of last year i wanted to include something else in my exercise routine and since a few friends have been hinting at their shared love for Bikram Yoga, i decided to give it a try. Now yoga, how bad can it possibly be, right? A few awkward poses here and there under a minute… I GOT THIS!
AY DIOS MIO! I survived the month of January by some grace. I was going, i calculated, an average of 4 times a week. That’s pretty damn brave and impressive for a newbie don’t you think? Yes, you agree. Thanks!
26 poses repeated twice in 105 degree heat. Have you fainted? Come back to me! Yes, it’s true and you know what, its not all that terrible. It really is all about control and listening. The weight lost benefit i have yet to see, but i’m not so eagerly searching for this as i would have imagined. No, the benefit is feeling a sense instant purification. Ridding myself of all toxins and yes, seeing my body starting to take a positive shape… and of course there’s the flexibility benefit. 😉
With an impending trip to Italy in April (more on that later) i have now committed myself to the 30 day challenge. That is, 30 straight days of Bikram. If i complete this challenge the following month is free. So what’s my motivation? I have a few: a FREE month of class, a banging body for Italy, and the satisfaction of knowing i completed something (i’m gemini, completing something is often very difficult).
I’m a bit nervous but at the same time excited. After all it’s only a month right? So there, wish me luck guys. I will need it.