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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

All Prepped & Ready To Go

So it's the night before the challenge and I'm all ready to go in regards to my wardrobe..yippie! I am still trying the mentally prepare myself for the heat since its been more than two months since my last practice :( I don't even want to talk about physically as I have been feasting the last week or so for no good reason. Fitting in last minute weekday dinners with friends & hanging with my BuBBie on the weekend. It's gonna be a big adjustment since I usually stay in touch with my friends during the week after work and stay in Orange County during the weekends where my love resides. With this challenge....I will have to stay in my area which is near Bikram Pasadena so this might be just as challenging mentally for me as the yoga itself!

I have such mixed feeling about the start. Scared shitless since I have never practiced Bikram consecutively for more than a week or so. However, I'm ecstatic about finally doing something for ME that I've always wanted to do, but was scared of. Also, I can't wait to see how this dedicated practice will transform my body like it has to many before me.

I look forward to sharing my trials and tribulations with all of you....until next time....namaste.

My wardrobe for Day One:

Monday, January 30, 2012

Two Days & Counting!

Thought I'd start a post as I am sitting here waiting for my laundry to finish to prepare for the challenge. Looks like the laundry mat will be a frequent stop in the coming two months. It's absurd how much clothes you go through when going to Bikram! I mean....I have been extremely addicted to Lululemon (my favorite athletic brand) for the past year or so and have been shopping there like crazy, but I still don't think I have enough. According to my little sister (Na), I have enough to last the entire 60 days, but I beg to differ!!!! Sadly to admit....a super duper minor motive I've committed myself to this challenge was to justify the amount I spend at Lulu and maybe making even more purchases. What!?!? I have adopted some people's motto that, "If you look good, you feel good..and if you feel good, you'll do good."....tee hee hee. Tomorrow, I will post again along with a photo of what I'll wear to my first class. Until then....namaste.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's Official! I'm a Bikram 60-day Challenger!!!

OMG.....I'm scared out of my mind, but I've made it official.  Last night, I went to my Bikram home studio in Pasadena to sign up for their annual 60-day challenge and pay the special price of $225.00 (loving this mini incentive) for unlimited classes for the duration of the challenge.  The studio also has this "The New You" added to the challenge this year where you share your inspiring experiences throughout this journey along with a few other requirements.  One challenger will be chosen as the most inspiring yogi/yogini  and will win a year of free yoga which is a huge incentive.  The challenge alone is intense enough so I shall just focus on surviving and thriving through my classes.  The New You part will be something I'll keep in mind cause who can't use a year of free yoga right?!?!

Before I end this exciting post.....a huge THANK YOU to my BuBBie (<3 of my life) and friends for their encouragement and support in this.....let the fun and madness begin on February 1st, 2012!!!!!  Until next time..namaste <3

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Huge "Hello" to the Blog World!

HELLO Everyone! I'm new to blogging and I'm stoke to get things started. Inspired by some of my close friend's blogs, I decided to take a stab at this. I couldn't think of a better time as I have just decided today to sign up for the infamous Bikram 60-day yoga challenge. For those who are unfamiliar with Bikram yoga, it's the original hot yoga where you go through a 26 posture series along with 2 breathing exercises in 100+ degree temperature for 90 minutes. One class alone is challenging so committing to a 60-day challenge is complete insanity in my book. I've been practicing Bikram on and off for almost 6 years so it was definitely time to be crazy. Plus..what better way to start the new year off right?!?! I figured that a blog would be great to share my journey through this challenge, but this will not only be all about yoga. My blog is called "My Crafty Yogini Life" afterall so you can be sure to expect posts of all topics regarding my life especially surrounding yoga and crafting as those are my passions/hobbies <3 I can't wait to share a glimpse of my life with you all!! Until next time..namaste <3