Overall I felt great, the opposite to how I expected to feel. This feeling is how I expected to feel after the February challenge but it didn't come for ages after. This was instant. My practice has been revived out of a possible rut I'd not realised I'd fallen into.
Another achievement was I went eight whole days without any chocolate. This is huge for me as I've been binging far too much on it recently. Quitting cold turkey wasn't that bad. I have no idea if this helped me in the challenge. I did feel better in myself as I know all that processed sugar crap is really not doing me any good.
I had an easy week with my practice. I went on Thursday but took Friday off. I've not done this in a long time. Still I chalked up six classes last week. Having some rest days isn't a bad thing.
Saturday 14th May marked Bikram Yoga Scarborough Beach's First Birthday. They were running their four class challenge that day. I decided it would be a nice idea to go along and support the team down there. No way was I going to do the four again but I was prepared to do a back to a back to back double. I made sure I didn't slug a load of water between the two classes this time. Just a few sips of electrolytes. The second class was like the previous weekend. I felt a lot more limber but my strength & balance had gone on holiday. Shame it would have been nice to take advantage of being warmed up to push a bit harder. A change of scenery did me good as well. Being surrounded by different students, in a different studio is a great way to mix things up.
|Class #4, I can still hold my arms over my head! (red top back row)|
|Oh camel #8 of the day, major head spin|
|Team still going strong!|
|World's best Savasana!|