Dear future Sarah (on January 31st),
So Day 1 was brutal. After Thanksgiving and the December holiday foodie train, bikram certainly took a backseat to the holiday fun and work-life hectic schedule. You knew the start of this challenge would first take the form of getting all the kinks out that too much deliciousness packed on. (TMI: the sweat tasted like concentrated salt water.) You struggled to keep your arms lifted in the first few postrues and your limbs just couldnt raise above a certain shaky point while on the floor. You only did one camel pose. You felt heavy in a sense that you know happens whenever you return after a mini break from the practice however.....You also acheived moments of "this isnt going to be so bad" as your mind wandered to the weeks to follow. Finding your breath even when your heart is racing will always calm you. A slight smile never hurts either. And really...you should really write to Emily, the instructor today and one of your all time favs, for all the hearty good words she spoke to you before class. This community of people (even in the impersonal NYC world) is such an outlet for you. I hope it only gets stronger as the month goes on. 30 days is such a blip on the radar of life....you got this!
(ouch the back and joints are snap crackle poppin tonight!)
current Sarah (on January 1st)
ps: Lee surprised you and got you this great new Lulu yoga bag to kick off this challenge! I love surprises from my man :)