He was great, fun and quite interesting. Ambitious, too! Regrettably, he was also extremely challenging. To be honest, he annoyed me quite a bit… but in that good sort of method. Does that produce sense? Anyway no really difficult feelings there. The point I'm getting across is the fact that my romantic relationship with him is quite comparable to my relationship with yoga. It's challenging, yet rewarding. Both fun and difficult all at exactly the same time. Most of all it's something to experience. Because who are we, otherwise for our experiences? I've been training yoga for approximately 3 years and find it to be probably one of the most rewarding exercises. Not to be a total hippie, but it's actually taught me a lot about myself, reduced my stress, and held me content during a down economy. Obviously better than any boyfriend thus far. Therefore, what's this yoga challenge about? My yoga studio offers several different sorts of yoga classes, all in a heated environment. They recently posted a yoga exercises challenge called Support Everest, and I was immediately curious. The purpose of the challenge is to yoga each day for another 6 weeks. Whoever reaches 35 classes first wins! You can even double through to your classes; I'll probably do that two times a week. I wanted to talk about this all along with you and document my experience, and also perhaps provide a small inspiration and encouragement along my journey. Here's what I'm going to be sharing: Calories burned: I simply purchased a heartrate monitor off of Amazon, so as soon since it arrives in the mail, I'll be wearing it to all of my classes to help document just how many calories I've burnt. Food: I actually don't anticipate publishing what is pigs feet like I'm feeding on on a regular basis, but instead include some photos of my meals in weekly recaps. For another month, I'm giving up alcoholic beverages, peanut butter, and most wheat. I'll be sticking to a high protein diet, healthful gluten free of charge grains, and avoiding anything processed. I'll also be switching to organic fruits and vegetables. It's a very important thing I've been saving up recipes to create! Weight loss: I'll monitor weekly any weight loss alongside how I'm feeling or if I'm noticing any kind of changes in my body or emotions. Recaps of beloved workout routines: I'm not going to jotting down my moves whilst in class, but I would share a great move or just how many sit-ups I did, etc. I'm interested, what has your fitness knowledge been? Perhaps you have tried yoga? Be sure to follow me on Instagram , Facebook , or Twitter for more updates. Have an excellent 4th of July! xo Hey Monique! Greets from Germany! I love yoga and haven't been practicing for years. I'm wishing your post motivates me to make contact with the studio. I do wear a heart rate monitor and am curious what kind you discovered that songs calorie consumption burned. I've viewed so many fitness trackers and none include a heart rate monitor and calories burned. Those are the two numbers that mean probably the most to me. Good luck with Everest - you have an excellent plan! This challenge sounds really interesting. I'm going to register with your blog to follow your progress and to keep up up to now using the delicious quality recipes that I can see on right here. I've done a little yoga before and I loved the way it made my body feel, therefore energized and calm. I'll be getting back to it soon hopefully. ALL THE BEST Monique, I'm looking forward to reading your upcoming posts.