Weeks ago, I laughed when she included in the rules that no more than 2 classes per day would be allowed for the 60-day Challenge. Yes. I laughed because, at the time, getting to the yoga studio every day seemed nearly impossible. But I signed up for the challenge anyhow.
She explained that taking more than 2 classes in one day would be “obsessive.” That was the word she used, and I laughed out loud at the absurdity of it. But now, as I carefully examine the schedule trying to find the fastest possible way to finish off my 60 classes, I don’t think it is obsessive at all.
Okay…maybe I do think it is obsessive. And yet, if only I could go beyond 2 classes in a day, I’d be all over it. Did I mention that I am already ahead of schedule? If I could, I’d hit the 5:45 pm on my way home from work. The instructor has become one of my favorites. Then I’d go home for a bit only to return a bit later for the meditation at 8:30 pm. But that would be 3 classes in one day, as I was at the yoga studio bright and early for the 7 am (which I have been able to enjoy since YaYa is on break from school this week.
I’m 8 classes away from hitting the goal and driven by what I’ve been calling 60:60 vision. Actually, it’s more akin to tunnel vision. You see, about the time I hit 40, I decided a little motivation to insure I’d be able to hit the goal of taking 60 classes in sixty days was in order. I began browsing the studio for the coveted item I would use the 40% discount I would be earn by successfully completing the challenge.
What began as the item that would motivate me to stay consist in my practice, began energizing me in the oddest way. More than that, I could not wait to get to the studio just so I could lay eyes on it. And once I held it in my hands, it was all over. That was when I knew that I. must. have. it.
I have now reached full tilt. I’m seeing 60:60, and am 100% obsessed.
As for my yoga practice, I have really enjoyed how participating in this challenge has forced me out of my comfort zone. Instead of taking the same classes with the same instructor, I have explored the wide variety of yoga and have taken these classes from many new instructors. The result: I’ve learned a lot of cool new stuff, have grown my yoga practice, and have a wider range of classes to choose from when trying to fit yoga into my week. And although that was all I was seeking in taking on this challenge, it will be so nice to be able to have a reminder of my dedication and clear (although periodically obsessive) vision to wear around my neck — especially since I plan to extend this quest out to 108 days.