“I literally spent the entire morning at work, reading ur blog from start to finish… It’s inspiring and motiving! I feel like this is the most ‘at peace’ Ive been at work forever! Lol Your blog makes me wanna take up yoga…. This is my new goal in 2013”
A friend messaged me this today and it inspired me to take the time to reflect and write another post.
It’s been exactly 3 months now since I have been teaching in Ireland. The studio is currently at our 2/3 mark in the 30 day challenge! Hoping for at least 10 challengees…. The final count is 37!!! Of those 37 students, 35 have never even thought of doing a 30 day challenge or never thought possible. The determination and motivation of the students have been truly inspiring. The strength, dedication and discipline in their practice reminds me of myself during those long hard weeks working 50+ hours… but making it a priority to put myself first and making it to Yoga class no matter what. The students here at Limerick have all been so positive and full of support and encouragement for another…. It’s so amazing to see what one studio can bring to a community in just over a Year!
As students head into their final leg of their 30 day challenge… there is no going back. The only way is to keep going forward! The smiles, energy and health and mental benefits around the challenge continue to illuminate across the studio and out into people’s lives. I love hearing all the stories of the students and feel very strong and passionate about making people realize their own potential…. You are always stronger than you think!
I feel so blessed to have been part of BYLimerick’s first 30 day challenge. An experience that will only strengthen my own practice and dedication to the yoga and teaching. After the challenge... there will be 37 more stories to share.
As for my friend, and others thinking about doing Yoga…. I have a challenge for You!!
Don’t wait to start making a change in your life and health.
Sign yourself up for a 30 day Challenge (even if a studio is not having one… sign yourself up and put yourself thru this Torture Chamber for 90 mins a day for 30 days!)
I guarantee you will come out a different person with more clarity of who you are and what you want to do in life, and at the same time, lead a more healthy life style.
If you think you can…. You Can.
If you think you can’t…. You Can’t.
The choice is yours.
For those who think that they can’t do it or need a little inspiration on those tough days… check out this post. http://keepitlocking.blogspot.ie/2012/02/elaine-inspiration.html