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Day 60- We did it!!

21 Mar

We did it! Sixty bikram classes in sixty days…I can’t believe it! C and I went to the 10am Saturday class and were joined with another challenger, the owner, and an energetic instructor- such good energy! I was so excited for the last class! It was insanely hot in the room…my towel was drenched, definitely the sweatiest I’ve ever been, but I had an AMAZING class. C and I both pushed ourselves a lot harder than usual and had really great classes (although I’m sooo sore now!). And I even smiled….a lot- at one point I was trying not to smile because I knew I looked insane smiling in such a hot room!

Such a great feeling of accomplishment it’s hard to put into words. This challenge was NOT easy. There were so many days I just didn’t want to go to class. I’ve never been this sore for so long- ever. I’ve never forced myself to workout when I feel sick or extremely tired…and honestly, I’ve never even had workouts this difficult. But when I hit that last savasana on Saturday, all of that just melted into my towel puddle. I’m just so proud of myself and my body for being able to complete this. Really really proud 🙂

And I’m really proud of C too! I never would have completed (or even attempted) this challenge without her. There were so many days when her encouragement was the only reason I even went to class.

I feel stronger…and I’m not willing to let that feeling go. I had wanted to take at least a month off from bikram and focus on running. But now that I’m at the end of the challenge (and haven’t taken a class in two days) I know I won’t be away for long 🙂

-L

Yay!!  It feels so great to finish this challenge.  I started out the challenge in arguably the worst shape of my life, coming off of three minor dermatological surgeries and an emotional rough patch and I can firmly say that I feel like a new person!  I am sore and dying to have a day off, but now that I finally can do that I’ve realized that I am more focused, confident, and stronger.  It took 60 days, 3 back-to-back doubles, countless bottles of water ingested and then sweated out, 1 “run out of class and give up” moment, 1 bout of the flu, and 56 loads of laundry, but I did it!!

It was great to be next to L during the last class.  I am so thankful to have a friend to have shared the experience with and NEVER would have gotten through it without her support and encouragement.  Her motivation throughout the process was truly inspiring 🙂  We really reeeeallly pushed ourselves in the sweat shop that was Saturday’s class.  But it was easy to do, considering the instructor was wonderful and we were surrounded by another challenger and instructor, who gave of positive encouragement and feedback throughout the process.

I truly am thankful to have had the opportunity to do this challenge and know that I will be incorporating bikram into my life on a regular basis.  Right now, I am looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation following a celebratory dinner with L! Couldn’t be happier that we decided to do the 60-day challenge 🙂

-C

 

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