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happy new year!!

welcome to 2010.  it was an easier start than last year, in that i didn’t spend all day and night curled up in bed hungover.  my honey and i had a wonderful dinner at a great italian place in the bucktown neighborhood.  great food, great wine, great price, not so great service and our leftovers were sat, then stepped on by a drunken college boy.  then off to a friend friend’s place for ring in the new year.  next year, dinner and then home is on the agenda.

tomorrow is the first day of my challenge.  yes, originally my plan was to attend bikram classes sunday through thursday, but college football decided to schedule the orange bowl on tuesday and i will be cheering on the hawkeyes with my honey that night.  to keep with my promise of yoga five days a week, this week i will be attending classes saturday, sunday, monday, wednesday and thursday.

let the challenge begin!


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i hope…

i hope that today is not indicative of what’s to come, but let me back track.

my plan for the first 60 days of the new year (basically for the months of january and february) is to challenge myself to take five classes per week of bikram yoga, also known as hot yoga.  it’s a daunting challenge and i’m nervous, but excited to want to accomplish something this year.  in fact, the whole year is about accomplishing something new, something that i typically wouldn’t do.

for the next two months, 60 days, starting on january 3rd, attending bikram yoga classes sunday through thursday.

there, it was written and so it will be done.  yet, doubt begins to take hold: what if it’s bad weather, what if it’s cold outside, what if i need to work late, what if, what if, what if…

now, for today, it is almost 6p and i am sitting on my couch watching the nightly news with brian williams.  what happened?  i was suppose to go a yoga class after work. well, my boss graciously let me off work early today, and i was going to hang around the office until the 6p yoga class, but that’s never an appealing option.  i prefer to get out early when the opportunity presents itself.  ummm…what to do for that exact hour??  i checked the schedule at the yoga studio that i am currently attending (not bikram) to discover there was a 4:30p class.  golden!  i could easily make that class.  only, i didn’t.  somehow i misjudged my time and wouldn’t be able to make it until 4:40p.  i guess that i could have walked in late, but i didn’t think that it would be respectful to myself, the instructor and class to walk in late.  i hopped the bus home, thinking that i would change, and go back to class.

nope, i am sitting on the couch…please, let motivation come for the bikram challenge. new year…all about change, challenges, must remember that the next time i am presented with an obstacle.

not my cat, but very illustrative of how i feel.

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