Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 34: You think this is bad......

Today was 5:30 with Roberta. It was hot and tough. The class was pretty crowded and I was happy because Reggi was next to me. We used to practice together almost every day, next to each other sharing energy and sometimes our misery. It was great to be practicing with her tonight. Ah, the old "regulars". Roberta kept us in full locust longer than normal. Then, right at the end when she was about to say change, out of the corner of my eye I saw some yogis come out. That's when she decided to say "Michelle, go up further, keep going, exhale, now go up more......HOLD! HOLD! HOLD!" I was in there for probably an extra 15 seconds all by myself. I came out on my own and she said "Michelle is doing the challenge, she is getting so strong!" Appreciate giggles and some laughter. Good thing my face was already red, because I'm a blusher and I was feeling a bit uncomfortable!

And now I want to share something with you! At the beginning of the challenge, The Missus did a post on why 101 days of Bikram as opposed to 30, 60 or 90 and included a blurb written by Mary Jarvis. Most of you know who she is. She recently did a guest post on a cool blog called "Oh My Bikram". Go read it, it's amazing. The best thing about this post is it will make you think "Ok, I've got it pretty easy. This shit was hard core at the beginning! No water or hand towels allowed and if you squirm or look at Bikram the wrong way he says GET OUT".


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  2. Wow! That is hardcore! Thanks for the link.

    I'm the person you encouraged as Heather on Monday and Blithe on Tuesday {No, I'm not a multiple personality, just trying to get the hang of my blogging identity!}. You encouraged me SO much that last night I marched into my yoga studio and signed up for the 60-day challenge and decided to blog about it. I'm nervous and sore and exhilarated. THANKS!

  3. Prodigal Yogini~ I am so happy you are going to do a challenge! I'm going to add your blog link to my list at the bottom of the page. We will follow/harrass/encourage/commiserate with you! When I hear that I have encouraged somebody it makes my day. It is the only reason I continued blogging after I first started this in 2008. I have wonderful readers! Welcome!

  4. Great article you linked to. Last Sunday, Roberta held us in Camel second set for a minute and a half!

  5. that's some pretty awesome endurance you had going on there in full locust! Isn't it so fabulous to feel like you are getting stronger?
    Also, thanks for the link, very insightful!