Last week, I blogged about whether or not I should engage in my studio’s 30-day challenge that started the beginning of January. In the comments section, Tall Martha shared how she was participating in a slightly different kind of challenge at her studio. Her studio is doing a health challenge, and Martha said participants get to decide how many classes per week they will commit to as well as any other goals they might have. She’s going 6-days a week and working on extra back bending.
I liked that idea. It is, as Martha pointed out, a different way to approach a challenge. If you’ve never done a 30, 60, or 100 day challenge, the are most definitely worth doing. You will learn a lot from them. I’ve documented my own 66-day challenge on this blog that you can look at too.
But once you’ve done those challenges, doing them again can be fine but it’s not going to be the same. I like the idea of a health challenge because you can focus in on anything you want and push yourself however you want.
And so I am totally going to steal this idea of a health challenge from Martha and her studio. Let’s do a health challenge together. Me, you, and everyone else who wants to join in. Think about what you want to do and put some ideas in the comments section. Nothing is set in stone – let’s just hear what you’re thinking! We’ll kick off the challenge on February 1st and hold it for the month.
The rules are simple: What are one or more things you want to commit to for improving your health?
Your answer may be about Bikram yoga – like going to a certain number of classes per week – or it may not be about yoga at all. Or maybe it’s about some other kind of yoga you practice. Maybe it’s about your diet or working on keeping your stress levels down. Hmm….maybe I should set the goal of getting two massages a month instead of just one. I’m kidding! Other than having to pay for it, two massages a month wouldn’t be very much of a challenge. 🙂
I’ll tell you what I’m thinking off the top of my head….For February I’ll commit to five Bikram classes a week. I think this is reasonable. I have a short work trip planned (I can practice where I’m going), and I’m giving myself space to get settled into the new home. That’s really not a challenge so much as an agreement with myself about my classes. I can do five days a week no problem.
My real challenge is getting back into my vegan diet. I let that fall off the bandwagon when I was living in extended stay waiting for this house to be finished. I was largely vegetarian, and I so need to stop eating cheese. I would imagine my challenge would be maintaining a vegan diet for all meals eaten at home. I eat most of my meals at home just so you know. I’ll use the month of January to get back into the vegan mindset.
What do you want to do? Let’s make this happen. And thanks to Martha for the inspiration!