I have now taken 6 Bikram yoga classes and I am shocked at my progress. Today I was able to do my first-ever balancing toe stand!
Not perfect but considering I couldn’t even crouch in the position when I started I’m pretty happy!
I also almost locked my knee in head to toe! (Looks like this if you are curious)
I’m not sure I’ve said this before, but I truly believe goal accomplishment is addictive.
I’ve set a goal to do a pull-up (which I did) and climb a specific rock wall (which I didn’t.) I’ve tried step and spinning and Zumba and kickboxing. And this weekend I’m actually attempting to run back-to-back Tough Mudders. (Yes, I’m freaking out a little. OK, a LOT.)
If you would have told me 20, 10, even 5 years ago that I’d be rocking CrossFit, loving Bikram and running Tough Mudders, I would have laughed in your face.
I’ve made the progress I’ve made by continuously pushing myself to try new things and celebrating when I did. I patted myself on the back for things like joining the gym, trying the rock wall, and running every event I ever attempted.
My advice to anyone who wants to achieve, well, anything …
Set small goals, celebrate not only your success but your attempts, and you WILL be surprised at the progress you make over time.