Each month I record some things about my journey. I do these posts for a couple of reasons; I want to keep a record of how I am progressing with my yoga, it will hold me accountable, and it gives you a very good look at what I am doing and how I am doing it.
Below you will find out the following things about the past month: goal poses that I am working on, what my home practice looked like, the yoga classes I attended, total time dedicated to fitness, and my healthy habit for the month.
This month my mantra was, “Every day is a gift.” It is a great reminder for me that even though things may seem difficult that day, that every day truly is a gift and meant to be enjoyed. After repeating this to myself a few times, my mode always improves.
December Yoga Report
Goal Poses: These are the poses that I am currently working on.
Splits: I am continuing to work on my splits every day. I hold each side for 5 minutes. A block is used to support my weight so that I can relax in the pose.This month I was able to put the block down to a lower height. I still have a long ways to go though! I have also started working on my middle splits, but I have a lot of work that I need to do for this pose!
Headstand: My headstand made huge improvements this month. I am getting really comfortable piking up (piking down is another story), I am getting close to not needing the wall, and just today I started to play around with the position of my legs while in headstand. Every time I do this pose I feel happy. I have worked on it a lot to get to the point that I am at and it makes me feel accomplished each time I do one.
Self-Practice: This is what I am currently doing as my home practice.
My self-practice is becoming much more regular. It is still a challenge for me to roll out my mat and do yoga by myself, but I am getting better at doing it anyway. I’m hoping over time that it will get easier.
Yoga Classes Attended/Other Exercises: These are the classes that I attended this month and things I did to move my body
12/1: Taught Vinyasa 1-hour
12/1: 15-minutes Home Practice
12/1: 15-minutes Stretching
12/2: 15-minutes Stretching
12/3: Taught Vinyasa 1-hour
12/3: 15-minutes Home Practice
12/3: 15-minutes Stretching
12/4: 90-minutes of Ashtanga
12/4: 15-minutes Stretching
12/8: Taught Vinyasa 1-hour
12/8: 15-minutes Home Practice
12/8: 15-minutes Stretching
12/9: 15-minutes Home Practice
12/9: 15-minutes Stretching
12/10: 15-minutes Home Practice
12/10: 15-minutes Stretching
12/11: 90-minutes of Ashtanga
12/11: 15-minutes Stretching
12/12: 15-minutes Home Practice
12/12: 15-minutes Stretching
12/13: 15-minutes Stretching
12/13: Taught Vinyasa 1-hour
12/13: 15-minutes Home Practice
12/14: 15-minutes Home Practice
12/14: 15-minutes Stretching
12/15: 15-minutes Stretching
12/15: Taught Vinyasa 1-hour
12/15: 15-minutes Home Practice
12/16: 90-minutes Restorative Yoga
12/17: 2 hours of Yoga at Teacher Training
12/18: 2 hours of Yoga at Teacher Training
12/20: 1-hour Taught Vinyasa
12/22: 20-minutes Stretching
12/23: 45-minutes Self Practice
12/24: 30-minutes Self Practice
12/25: 15-minutes of Stretching
12/26: 15-minute Walk
12/26: 45-minutes Self Practice
12/26: 15-minutes of Stretching
12/27: 15-minute Walk
12/27: 45-minutes Self Practice
12/27: 15-minutes of Stretching
12/28: 15-minute Walk
12/28: 1-hour Self Practice
12/28: 15-minute of Stretching
12/29: 15-minute Walk
12/29: 90-minutes of Ashtanga/Self Practice
12/29: 15-minute of Stretching
12/30: 1-hour Self-Practice (Restorative)
12/30: 15-minutes of Stretching
12/31: 15-minute Walk
12/31: 90-minutes of Ashtanga
Totals for December
Yoga Classes: 17 hours
Acro: 0 hours
Other Exercises: 6.5 hours
Self-Practice: 8 hours
Total time exercising: 31.5 hours
I spent a lot more time doing a self-practice this month. My goal is now to do yoga every day and to have most days be a self-practice. For some reason, doing yoga by myself is harder. I have a hard time staying committed to the practice. But, it has already started getting easier and I know that if I keep at it, it will become second nature for me. This month I didn’t do any cardio besides some walking, even though it was my healthy habit goal. Next month I would really like to change that.
My goal for December was to run or swim once a week. How did I do? I failed. I did zero running or swimming this past month. Which means, I will try again next month! So, my goal for January is run or swim once a week. Hopefully I will do a better job at it!
There you have it! My month of December recapped. Comment below and tell me about your December!