Another day closer to the weekend. Has anyone else felt like this week has kind of been a vortex of time? I have honestly woken up everyday this week and thought that it was Monday…and then I get to work, work for what feels like 20 minutes and BAM, it’s the end of the day. It’s been great!
Last night I went to yoga and it was such a great class! I’ve been attending a lot of moksha classes lately, which for those who don’t go- it’s a set of series you do each time. Therefore, there is very little variety in the poses you actually do. It’s great for tracking your progress, and knowing what to expect, but it’s not so great when you like to mix it up, as I do. Last night I went to a Hot Flow class- and it was so wonderful to do poses I hadn’t done in awhile, try and do other poses, and just generally challenge myself and my muscles.
At the end of the class, as I laid in shavasana, I felt overcome with excitement for what 2013 will look like, as well as some really exciting life plans I’ve been working on through work. I don’t want to blog too much about it, as nothing is official at this point, but last night, in my yoga class, I felt so excited for this to take place as well as felt 100% confident that it will in fact happen.
It was wonderful! I drove the entire way home with a huge smile on my face.
Once I got home, I was chatting with Mark (over the phone as he is, sadly, out of town). We were talking about the feeling you get when working out, or in a yoga class, when you can feel your muscles working and struggling, but your mind just tells you, “I can do this!”. Mark’s been working out at the gym and he was also commenting about that feeling when you’re just a little out of breath.
We both agreed that it’s the best feeling. And it could be very addictive. As we’ve gone away from drinking this month, we’ve both been finding ourselves drawn to the gym (for Mark) and yoga (for me) more and more. Almost as though rather than drinking, we’re working out.
I think that our decision to not drink for the month of January is going to have long standing positive effects on our life. Similar to how since we completed our eat-in challenge in October, we’ve eaten at a restaurant together only twice in almost three months. Or how due to our November challenge, we take the time as often as possible to make the other one feel special.
I’ve always heard it takes 3 weeks to make something a habit. Therefore, by challenging ourselves to do something for a month, we are making it a new habit in our lives. We are in fact, changing old patterns and establishing new ones that we’ve chosen.
Have you guys participated in any of the challenges? Did you find it’s had long-standing effects? Do you find working out to be addictive?