Monday, October 4, 2010

namaste

I haven't been around much this past week because of endless piles of work combined with social obligations out the wazoo. That makes not a lot of time for the gym and way to much eating and drinking.

It really wore me down to I started my week with an amazing hot Vinyasa yoga class at 6 am to detox. I swear, if I was a celebrity or just really wealthy, I would do this every single day. I was coming out of the building just as the sun was rising on a really chilly morning and I could still smell the relaxing lavender from the cold towel you get lovingly placed on your face at the end.

This was a new class for me and I was nervous because it's a bit more complicated and intense than Bikram. I think I did pretty well for a fat newbie and even managed a hand stand (against the wall of course!) What a fun and freeing feeling. Speaking of freeing feelings, I wore a tank top for the first time ever in public (if you count the yoga studio at 6am as public) I have just made up my mind that I deserve to be comfortable and I've seen fatter women in worse things. I enjoy the class more when I'm not paying attention to how I look and just moving through the poses doing as much as I can do. Sweet little Astrid, the instructor, has been really helpful making me feel comfortable there. I can't imagine being able to do some of the things she does with her body though!!

I'm running intervals the rest of the week and will attempt another 20 minute run on Friday. I'm hoping this one is better than the last now that the dreaded heat has finally gone.

Getting up at 5:15 is tough and I'm fading fast. This was a boring post due to lack of energy (and brain cells) Hope everyone has a great week!!

11 comments:

  1. I admire you for trying new things, and I loved your comment about deserving to be comfortable. That is something I have struggled with most of my life, because I always think in terms of camouflage instead of comfort. I need to get out of that old mindset. This was not boring at all.

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  2. I agree with Jane -- really admire your willingness to try new things. I'm inspired.

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  3. I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying the yoga...and good to hear you're running the intervals again! Miss you! :)

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  4. Wow - I am so jealous of you! That sounds like an awesome Yoga class!

    I too am lovin' yoga - off to my 2 hour class tonight - although there is no lavender in my neck of the woods and I still don't feel comfortable in a tank top.

    I hope to be where you are soon though!

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  5. You should feel proud to break out that tank top! You're changing your life, and not many people can say that. :D

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  6. I am in awe of your handstand - against a wall or not, that is quite a feat!!!

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  7. GO YOU for getting UP and getting OUT of your comfy zone!

    Im up

    thats it for me so far :)

    MizFit

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  8. Good for you!! I love your ability to just get up and do it. A good friend of mine is a yoga instructor, and has been nagging me to try a class. I'm still too chicken. Perhaps, after hearing of your experience, I may consider it. Keep up the good work, kiddo.

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  9. Good for you!! I love your ability to just get up and do it. A good friend of mine is a yoga instructor, and has been nagging me to try a class. I'm still too chicken. Perhaps, after hearing of your experience, I may consider it. Keep up the good work, kiddo.

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  10. Good for you!! I love your ability to just get up and do it. A good friend of mine is a yoga instructor, and has been nagging me to try a class. I'm still too chicken. Perhaps, after hearing of your experience, I may consider it. Keep up the good work, kiddo.

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