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~Final~ 30 Days of Yoga…Sort Of

Goodness, time has gotten away from me and I realized I never did update about my final days of my yoga challenge. Sadly, I didn’t do as well as I had hoped. BUT! I still had a lot of fun and I want to input a daily yoga routine into my schedule. Somehow.

I only managed to complete 8/30 days of yoga. That’s right, 8… -.- My goal was to do at least half, but some days just needed to be skipped. Lack of motivation, tired, hungry,… or to put it simply, I was flat out lazy. I had dedicated Tuesdays as being the days I would go, since I enjoyed the instructor. But it would be rainy, or work was extra tiring, or something. Excuses, I know. Having my friend go with me, was definitely a plus, but then we easily would want to just go home and rest.

My downfall, was also, somewhere along the way it turned into a chore, but only slightly. Because it was still something I enjoyed doing. I created this challenge for myself in hopes of creating a sense of motivation. I started off strong, but then fell flat as after the first week or so. I’m curious, how do I have the energy to maintain other aspects of my life but didn’t have the same for this challenge? Was it because this was a more active activity compared to painting or blogging? Most of my hobbies are done in the comfort of my home where I can sit or even lay down while doing them. I wish I had the determination to finish a bit stronger, but still, 8 days is still nice. I hadn’t gone to yoga in quite some time so it was fun getting back into it. And just because the challenge is over, does not mean I won’t ever touch my yoga mat again. No, I hope to visit the studio once in awhile and continue doing my stretches at home. Now, will I have the motivation for that? Probably not, but if I can squeeze it in here and there, I’m happy.

When I can get another 30 Day’s, I plan to try it out again. And hopefully, accomplish more than just 8. What about you, how do you find motivation?

Thanks for reading.

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  1. Amy Said:

    on May 13, 2017 at 8:00 am

    8 days out of 30 is great! Congrats for doing so many! I’d probably have given up after the first couple (or not started at all).

    I’ve been trying to fit an hour of exercise a week into my life, but so far I haven’t managed it. It’s so difficult to motivate myself to exercise when there’s so many other things I’d rather be doing. Like you, most of my hobbies involve sitting down and are therefore more relaxing than exercise. Plus, exercise just isn’t as enjoyable for me. It’s quite repetitive and not very exciting. I’d much prefer reading a good book!

    Good luck if you try again!

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    Kimmy Reply:

    @Amy, Thanks so much! Yeah, I’d rather spend time doing my hobbies. But I hope to find my motivation and work on making better habits. 🙂 I want to try doing one of those exercise things while watching a favorite show and then you do a squat whenever a character’s name is said or something like that. XD We shall see.

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  2. Cat Said:

    on May 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Doing something for 30 days in a row can be hard to keep up! I think that’s great that you started it and did 8 days though 🙂 I think I’m the same way with motivation. I’ve been able to run consistently because it’s something I can do from home, and I can set what time I do it. I’m not sure how well I’d do if I had to go somewhere like a studio or gym. I’m glad that you’re going to continue doing it though! I think doing it at your own pace is a good way to go 😀

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    Kimmy Reply:

    @Cat, Thanks! It was hard to keep it going. I hope to try again and do better. Try harder at keeping myself motivated.
    I just need to find what works for me. I wish it wasn’t so hot in Houston sometimes, it makes me want to spend all of my time in doors. However, every once in awhile we get nice weather that is perfected for walking around the park. I need to start riding my bike again. 🙂

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