Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 1: Done and done!

Sweat Zucchini
photo via Flickr/Johannes-Konrad

It's really hot here. Again. At the for-all-intents-and-purposes-if-not-technical-end of summer. It hit 96 today, September 1.

Which was perfect for a home practice to kick off my 30-day challenge! It's great/awful not starting until 10 p.m., but it gives me a chance to enjoy dinner with my man and a little walk with the dogs. Then they sleep, and I practice, and we're all happy.

It was a good class, if small. Leo the dog didn't even join - he ran upstairs to the air-conditioning as soon as he was allowed to. I, on the other hand, was dripping sweat not 10 minutes into my practice. I didn't use the CD or anything tonight, and it was cool and peaceful to hear the pitter-patter of sweat drops on my mat. (I just realized how disgusting that might sound to people who aren't fans of Bikram yoga.)

I didn't push my back toooo far, though it did take a few tries before I could get past the fear of doing a backbend while "cold" - at 90 degrees instead of 105. But I did it. Classes for the next five days should be no-brainers as far as scheduling, so (knock on wood) I think I'm in good shape to keep this challenge going!

That's all I got for now, folks, as I have to be out the door in six or so hours. Happy September, everyone! Any plans for the long weekend?


  1. I love the whole idea behind sweat... it's so cleansing. I love knowing that my body is releasing all that is bad for me and when I fold up my sweaty towel and roll up my sweaty mat, that I feel clean on the inside!
    I happen to love autumn, so the Honey & I are doing sushi & scary movies with my sister & her hubs. :)

  2. Congrats on starting your 30-day challenge! Sometimes, to begin is the very hardest part. Can't wait to follow you on your journey. :)