December Yoga Challenge

The past months have not been good as far as my monthly goals/tasks. My hip has given me problems (still does even though I got a cortisone shot at the end of October) and my fall a few weeks back caused problems with my tail bone. On top of that I’m experiencing problems with side effects due to my new medication Metoject I take every week. So, I’ve decided to completely scale back on my monthly goals and start fresh next year when hopefully my body is in a better mood.

I have decided though to take part in a December yoga challenge held by the Nerd Fitness team. I figured that despite my issues I should be able to do some type of yoga each day and I will choose what to do depending on how I feel each day. The goal of the challenge is to do yoga for at least 10 minutes a day and then collect points for each day you have completed it. The more consecutive days the higher the point. Sharing the journey on Facebook, Instagram etc gives extra points. At the end of December all points are calculated and the top 3 get some type of reward. I’m not part of it to compete for the reward, my goal is rather to finally get up to speed with my yoga plus to actually be able to do something despite the issues I currently have with my body.

Yesterday I did a 15 minute yoga session focused on the back and hip. I thought it went perfectly fine, but when I was going to bed in the evening I could barely lay down because it hurt so much. Took me a long time to manage to rest and go to sleep. 😦 Obviously not the best yoga for me… I particularly need to be careful with the poses specifically targeted for the hip.

Today I woke up with a bad headache and I decided to try something called restorative yoga because I figured it might help the headache. I found a 12-minute video on YouTube that I decided to try. Well, it didn’t help the headache at all, but I did manage to get my yoga session in today too. 😉 Go me!

So, two days completed now! And I’ve just decided to reward myself with finally setting up a little yoga area in our home gym if I successfully complete the challenge! Stay tuned for progress reports! 🙂