Goal reached and thinking about the next challenge of 2013. I completed 30 consecutive days of yoga and I feel incredible. Midway through the challenge, I considered stopping. But the idea of 29% off of a new yoga package enticed me. I'll admit the discount is what prompted me to consider the 30 day challenge in the first place. Then, I started it and experienced the benefits of daily yoga. Physically, I felt better. Mentally, I felt calm and my focus shifted. No longer was it about the discount. I looked forward to attending the noon vinyasa flow. I rearranged my daily schedule to include yoga, easily, and for the future.
I talked to one of the owners of the studio I attend and she said, you know, it is incredible that your completed the challenge. It takes a time commitment (yes), but it isn't the most challenging thing I have set out to do. I ran a marathon and that, to me, is a true time commitment.
This commitment to the challenge has motivated me to include yoga in my daily life. I am concerned that I will purchase an unlimited package and then retreat from the practice. In the past, I have done this. I need to factor in upcoming trips and how much of a time commitment I want to make. I believe the 3 month package would be sufficient. A year seems extreme. I don't know if I will be here in a year or elsewhere. ^ months, even, seems long. Plenty can change in six months. Yea, three seems the best way to go. I must begin running, too. There is a half marathon in Santa Barbara that I signed up for. Sara Jo, the Goddess and three of my Italian friends will be joining me.
I feel amazing. I am so glad that I chose to do the challenge even if it was financially motivated in the beginning. I managed to practice in spite of being hungover on a few occasions, too. That's something. In the past, I definitely would have stayed home to recover. The mind is extremely powerful.
Now, I am thinking about the next challenge. Should it be another physical challenge or mental? Til I decide, I will continue to practice yoga, drink wine and enjoy life. Life is grand~