Tuesday, August 03, 2010

30 days of yoga: Day 24 - modesty is the best policy

It occurred to me earlier that this is the final Tuesday of my 30 day challenge. Just typing that out feels a bit weird; yoga's totally dominated my life for the last three and a bit weeks, and the idea of this challenge nearing its epic conclusion brings with it some mixed feelings. This time next week I could be sitting at home with my feet up watching the telly amid a pile of junk food rather than being half naked, dripping with sweat and wondering if I'll pass out in camel pose.

Still, the fat lady hasn't sung so it's not over yet!

After a few days of somewhat mixed results, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I nailed tonight's class good and proper. I'd kind of come to the conclusion that I'd be having fair-to-middling classes for the rest of the challenge (although to be honest, an OK-ish class for me now is about on par with a damn fine class from around three months ago), so I was somewhat taken aback by how easy all the postures came to me and how awesome I felt. To be honest, if this had been a weekend class and I'd had more time I would've seriously considered going for a double.

Although I'll never be too certain why tonight's class was awesome and Sunday night's left me feeling like I'd been raped by a bear, one thing does spring to mind: one of the lovely ladies on reception asked me how the challenge was going, and I replied "oh, y'know, feeling it a bit now!"

Clearly, then, my plan from here on in should be to feign as much modesty as I can possibly muster in an attempt to fool my body into jive pushing it, pushing it real good.

So with that in mind, er, I expect tomorrow's class will be just *awful*.


CyberPete said...

You know, Frankie says relax

Tara said...

The fat lady hasn't sung yet because maybe she might be getting fit herself!

Although there will be some feeling of relief at the end of your challenge, I think you'll be able to keep up with it since you like yoga so much. Keep it up, if it makes you feel good and happy!

My friend just walked 60 miles last weekend for a charity, and now I'm 100% sure I want to do it next year. I sent a request out to mail me some info.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

* extricates self from bear costume *

Now that you are becoming some sort of yoga god, do you think you'll go to more classes after this 30 day challenge than you did before it?

Tim said...

Cyberpete - Yes, and look at the size of him now.

Tara - You should totally do that charity walk - what a great idea!! I did one a few years back; it was only about 26 miles (I think) but it was a brilliant day.

Inexplicable Device - I was thinking that very same thing the other day. I don't know. It's going to be really weird not going for the first few days … I don't know how I'm going to feel about it.

Now put the bear costume back on - they're making a new series of Gentle Ben.