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!
If you would like to continue following my yoga journey check out my January Yoga Report.
There you have it! My month of December recapped. Comment below and tell me about your December!