The Husband thinks I’m insane. Mind you, he recently joined me and started doing bikram yoga. He’s been at it for about 2 months, three days a week (he emphatically stated that 3 days a week was enough for him…and he doesn’t want me blogging about his progress so I’m going to respect his wishes and restrain from commenting about his practice). As a married couple, we journey together in life and I was absolutely thrilled when he decided to join me in the sweat box and stick to it. But I’m on my own on this challenge. He will cheer and support me from the sidelines.
Since I started practicing back in March, I’ve been wanting to do a 30 day challenge, where one practices bikram once a day for 30 days straight. I never got around to committing and then through thedancingj’s blog, I discovered she and a few other bikram yogis are organizing a Bikram 101 challenge. They are so inspiring and so on top of things! They have created a website, a facebook page, and a twitter account.
There is no way I would’ve embarked on this commitment alone. And even though I am fretting just a teensy weensy bit about going 101 days straight, I am comforted by the fact that so many others around the world will be doing this with me and that the cyberspace will house the community of participating yogis.
Why 101 days? Read all about the reasons here. I could definitely use physical and emotional healing and I think it’s a great way to start the new year! I look forward to the commitment and the discipline it will take to fulfill this challenge. By the time the challenge will be done, I would’ve celebrated another birthday. It would be a great gift to myself and I was inspired by Charlie, another bikram yogi who did a 60 day challenge that ended right on his 60th birthday.
In typical Aries fashion, as if 101 straight days of bikram isn’t enough, I’ve decided to blog about it and do something akin to Flickr’s 365Days Project, where you take a self-portrait every day for 365 days straight. Instead of 365 days, I’m going to only do 101 days, in conjunction with the bikram challenge. I was inspired to do this by i love sweat’s blog who always starts his posts with a picture.
So wish me luck folks! I will need it as well as your encouragement, your support, and good cheer!