Monday, November 30, 2009

Impromptu Challenge Aborted

I hope everybody had an awesome Thanksgiving! Mine was excellent. In fact, the whole four day weekend was amazing. Shopping with my daughter, turkey dinner at my moms, my friend from Redondo in town for four days, Bikram yoga everyday but Sunday, a fun gathering with friends at my house Saturday night and tons of laughter! I made 20 classes in 20 days on my "impromptu" challenge and decided to stop and go 5 days a week for the rest of this year. I have committed to the 101 day challenge starting January 1st so I decided to "take it easy" (if you can call 5 days a week of Bikram "taking it easy") for the month of December.

There are lots of exciting things going on in the yoga community right now! I am doing the "social networking" for my new studio and get the wonderful pleasure of being involved on a level outside of just practicing with great frequency. This coming weekend, the Palms Hotel and Casino is hosting the first annual "Yoga Holiday Charity Event". It will be at the Playboy club from 8 to 11 Saturday Dec 5th and all you need to bring is a childrens book. It's for yoga students of all disciplines. For more info check out our studio blog.

Other big news....I wrote about the 101 day challenge starting in January. Look up in the top right hand corner of my blog. See where it says "Join us for the 101 day challenge starting Jan 1st 2010?". Click it. It goes to the main blog that The Missus created. Want to do it with us? Its simple. Just follow these steps:
1. Commit to doing 101 days of yoga starting on January 1st, 2010.
2. Add the "badge" to your blog. Visit the main site and copy the HTML code. Add a gadget to your blog and the black and red badge you see in the top right corner of my blog will now be on yours, announcing you are a participant and linking back to the main 101 day blog.
3. Leave a comment on the 101 day main blog with the link to your blog, letting us know "you are in". We will add you to our blogroll.
4. Get ready to change your life, be a part of an awesome Bikram blogging community, get lots of support, answers to questions and maybe make some new friends!

My blogging will be spotty the month of December but I'll be back in full force on Jan 1st for the big challenge. You'll be sick of me after reading 101 posts! :)


  1. Ok, obviously I'm in. But I can't figure out how to add the badge to my blog. I'm posting this comment in case anyone else has the same problem I do. I copy the HTML code, go to add a gadget but my only option is with a URL. What should I do?

    Oh, and don't sweat the five days a week for December. I'm going to miss like 4-5 days in row around Christmas (which I'm very sad about). Good thing I'm ahead by 5 days:)

  2. I tried to post a comment, but it didn't show up. Anyways, my only option to add a gadget is with a URL. It gives me an error when I put in the HTML code. Suggestions?

  3. Hi Greg~ Love that you are five days ahead. STUD! Call me tomorrow and I'll walk you through adding the badge. Oh, and, are you coming to the yoga party Sat?

  4. I'm thinking of being in the challenge, just need to clear it with the other half in my life.

    I am kicking out first set of Standing Head to Knee thanks to you, are you still doing it, or did that little extra challenge abort as well?

  5. Ahhh, another Bikram blog to follow... They just keep coming!! :)

    Very exciting, Michelle.

  6. Cristina~ I hope you get the green light from your other half! And yes, I am still kicking out first set. Forcing myself to! :) Sometimes it wipes me out and wrecks my standing bow if I'm having a bad day, but I keep at it. Glad to hear you are sticking to it too!

    Hannah~ The Missus did a great job with it. She's even got a twitter set up. She's so cute. :)

  7. Still thinking about it. You guys are all truly inspiring. Awesome. Sick of BYC after 101 posts? I think not! Your amazing! :)

  8. Still working on the logistics. Gosh, I would love to do this.

  9. Cirita~ You are almost done a 60...with small children! You rock girlfriend!

  10. Traci~ I'm so glad you found us bikram bloggers! Congrats on your 30!! Yippee! **hugs**

  11. I'm in!

    It was more like informing before I finally took the decission :-)

    Great that you are kicking out as well, it ruins a lot of things afterwards, but I think as I get stronger it will get better. When the thought "Should I kick out in the first set?" comes, (it does every day) I think of you and kick out. Thanks for being here!

  12. aHappyYogi~ Great! Make sure to get the badge and email or comment with the link to your blog so you can be added to the blogroll on the main site! I love that you are still kicking out both sets no matter what (me too, and sometimes I fall right out!)

  13. Falling out is OK it is the Kicking and the doing that counts!