Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For Kym...

So I've recently been inspired to start blogging again. and I've learned this time around to make absolutely no promises that I will be back every day.

Instead, I'll just let you check obsessively and be pleasantly surprised when a new entry has popped up!

I do, however, have to dedicate this lovely new entry to my very nearest and dearest Kym M. for her continuous nagging and guilting me into keeping up with this. Without her stalking me via gchat about it, I would probably never write a new one again...but she gave me some great advice so I decided to jump back on the blogging bandwagon.

In a quest to get a little healthier, I tried hot yoga for the first time yesterday. Bikram Yoga is a style of yoga done in a room with the temperature upwards of 104 degrees. I've done other yoga classes in the past and have always enjoyed how relaxing and calming it can be; it's a nice change up from the gym. I wasn't sure quite what to expect with the hot yoga though. I have friends who swear by it and I figured if they can do it, so can I.

wowza. it was hot.

really. really. really. hot.

The class was 90 minutes and I had to stop 3 times during class and lay down because I got super dizzy and started to feel like I was going to black out. I was also completely swimming in sweat. The entire class was a constant battle of wills with myself. Beyond the glass doors of the 100 degree heat, I knew there was fabulous, welcoming air conditioning pumping...but I didn't want to be a quitter. and I'm so glad I didn't. I made it through the entire class!

and now, I think I'm hooked. I've been on a yoga high since yesterday, I felt more energized and really cleansed after doing it...not to mention like 5lbs instantly slimmer from all the sweat! Although I may regret saying this tomorrow morning while I'm dying in the heat, I cannot wait for class tomorrow!

2 comments:

Kym said...

YAAAAY!!! I Love it!!! So glad that you finally got back on the band wagon :) you know how much I love seeing it come up on my blogger dashboard!!

So I have been on the fence for so long about hot yoga simply because i feel like I will suffocate! I think that I need to prep myself up with regular yoga! Also, they have free yoga on the esplanade on Mondays...want to go?

Rachel said...

Yay Marie! Welcome back!