Conquering P90X Yoga X
Some of you will know about my struggles with P90X Yoga X. Bottom line after 2 failed attempts at completing it was that I entirely 100% hated it.
I couldn’t finish it, I couldn’t get my pacing or tempo right, I was getting the moves wrong, I couldn’t clear my head and I couldn’t relax.
So all in all, it had been an unmitigated disaster up to now.
And yesterday morning, I got up and cringed at the idea of having to go through that horrid yoga workout again.
So I kept putting it off, finding reasons to put it off and so it eventually got to 10PM.
And this is where having a support group or someone to call on to hold you accountable makes a huge difference.
I am in a couple of P90X groups on Facebook and the positive energy in those groups does rub off on you. 10PM is usually when I am ready to wind down for the day. But something was different.
I felt like I HAD to do this stupid yoga workout even though I was dreading it. So what happened?
Well when you make a public declaration along those lines in an arena in which you can be held accountable and followed up on, you can usually find that extra spark to help you through your obstacles.
And that is EXACTLY what happened.
I followed the motto….”Do your best, forget the rest!”
I cleared my head successfully, switched off my phone and my laptop, pressed play and just got on with it. I took it at my own pace and although the first 45 minutes were slow (the whole workout is 92 minutes!), the second half I was much better at.
I could do most of the moves only to a very very basic level, but I felt absolutely awesome afterwards.
And it was actually one of the best nights sleep I have had in a while. How cool is that?
I guess with a bit of commitment and a bit of dedication, you can really surprise yourself. Success is just the other side of your comfort zone.