Can I, a 27 year chubster, complete a 30 day bikram yoga challenge? I'm sure gonna try.
|Bikram Yoga: 90 minutes yoga classes that consist of the same series of 26 postures done in a room heated to 105°F with a humidity of 40%. Hotter than Hades.|
Earlier this month, I purchased a groupon good for thirty days of unlimited bikram yoga. After a few days of back to back classes, I'm considering going headlong into a 30 day challenge. I'm starting to think I can do it! And in the same (pranayama) breath, I'm pretty sure I can't.
The idea behind the 30 day challenge is pretty simple. Complete 30 classes in 30 days, and win a life time supply of bragging rights and questions regarding your sanity. If you happen to miss a day, you simply do two classes in one day to make up for it. It's supposed to be transformative of both the mind and body.
Personally, I am doing it because I love a (seemingly) insurmountable quest. I'm very hobbit-ish like that.
I also love a good list, so here is a pro/con list I've complied for this epic journey of sweat.
Pros for doing the 30 day challenge:
-I like having a goal and working towards it.
-It's a killer workout.
-The people in class are actually really cool. Not just dirty hippies who take yoga too seriously.
-I feel super bendy during class.
-After class I float on a yoga cloud all the way back to my car.
-My legs are getting so strong!
-Post work out coconut water. Yum.
-It's 103 degrees. Was that made clear?
-So. Much. Laundry.
-There is sweat EVERYWHERE. The worst is when it gets in my eyes and/or up my nose.
-Every class is 90 minutes. It's quite the time consuming hobby.
-When I say it's 103 degrees, that's just on a good day. Some classes get out of control and have been known to go up to 110.
-I can sometimes smell the studio in my hair. It has been washed, but the smell... it sticks around.
Stick around for what I am sure will be a rather ridiculous and spandex laden adventure.