Monday, January 5, 2009

thirty part two

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As I indulge in day twenty-six of my 30 Day Yoga Challenge, I take stock of the past few weeks. The yoga challenge has to be one of the best decisions I have made for myself. My confidence is up, my body is grateful, and my mind is focused. Yoga has now an established itself as a goal for integrating into the rest of my life. It's that good!

Having pondered the next challenge for a few days, yoga has guided me into the decision: weight loss. As my body has improved, I have become acutely aware how the excess body weight hinders some of the asanas. To do this, I am following the tried and true portion controlling power of Weight Watchers. For me, this program offers what I need: tangible guidelines (point tracking/journaling) and an accurate scale, since our home one is no more than an approximation of gravitational pull.

I am actually quite excited about this challenge. Like an eager child waiting for his ice cream cone to be handed over the counter (good choice of simile, eh?) I cannot wait to see how my yoga improves as the scale goes down.

Of course, this is more than a thirty day task, so the specific challenge is actually following the program to the letter for the first thirty days. Getting started is the hardest part, so the this gives me more incentive.

I know this is not quite a resolution, per se, but I would love to hear what your goals are for 2009, or this month, or the next thirty days, or today.


Stevie G.B. said...

I took the Activia challenge and the All Bran challenge the same week..Bad idea. I couln't leave the bathroom. gotta be careful with all these challenges.

Teri said...

I am impressed and inspired! You sure know how to set some goals, girlfriend.

I am on a similar track. My goal is to do yoga or walk every day. I haven't started yet. :)

But I have started eating better and that feels good. There was all kinds of overindulgence over the holidays and I have damn near eaten myself out of my entire professional wardrobe. Sadly, I'm not kidding. (lol)

I also resolved to be more positive and to go to bed before midnight on work nights. (I seldom do.)