Had a doctor appointment to follow up on my allergy testing. I am doing so good, they are letting me add things back into my diet. I can now have soy and some dairy and they have cleared my allergies of chocolate and eggs.
Afterwards, I had just enough time to make it to the downtown gym for a 12:30 yoga class. It was crazy full when I got there and had to lay out my mat in the very front. I couldn’t see the yogi and was a little bit behind. My right leg started to hurt at my hip and I couldn’t sustain poses where it held all my weight. It was definitely not my best class.
Spent the afternoon at the zoo with my favorite girl, Zooey. She had spinal surgery 10 days before to remove a tumor on her spine but she running around and all smiles. Miraculously, the doctors believe they got all of it and there is a huge chance that she is cancer free! She was a bit tired, though, so I carried her for the majority of the time. I’m a little out of practice carrying children and my arms and feet were sore by the end.
Had plans to go to a 7:30 class after work, but decided to take a nap instead 🙂
Went to another yoga class at the gym. It was from 10:30-11:30 and gave me just enough time to get ready for work at 1. It was a class that focused primarily on hips and thighs. We held each pose for several minutes at a time. It was really tough and I was a bit sore afterward.
Went to my second yoga class at the gym. This was a Sunday morning class. It was the yogi’s birthday and she did not take it easy on us. She was amazing! She held poses that I could not imagine sustaining, while speaking! This class was much faster paced and focused on muscle toning as well as balance and flexibility. I will try to make it as often as I can because it was an incredible workout.
Went to see Snow White and The Huntsman tonight with some amazing friends. Had drinks and tapas at Macaroni Grill after and definitely cheated on my diet. You can’t say no to great food, great friends, and okay movies.
Went to my first class during yoga month at the gym by my new apartment. It is an amazing gym… racquetball courts, punching bags, pool, tons of machines. Totally awesome. The class was at noon on a Friday, which is generally referred to as lunchtime yoga. The room was small and muggy and about 15 people were in the class. It was really easy to follow and I didn’t have to take many breaks. It was an amazing workout because my shoulders, back, stomach, and thighs were burning and sore the next day.
I thought for a long time about what I wanted to focus on this month. I have a growing list of things I want to do… gardening, sewing, kickboxing, biking, glass blowing, swing dancing, playing the guitar, and learning another language, but yoga wasn’t on there. And this month’s focus has to be epic. This is my re-introduction to the world of newing and my full maiden voyage on the new website. I wanted to choose something relaxing, yet social. Something active, yet subdued (I’m not ready to start training for any more half marathons any time soon.) I wanted something positive. Yoga seemed like the perfect fit.
I have taken a few yoga classes before at my gym. I have enjoyed them, the handful of times that I’ve gone. But there are so many variations and forms of yoga that I want to try. I want to do yoga in weird places, like the waterfront or on hikes. I want go from beginner to intermediate. I am also going to be continuing the anti-inflammatory diet my doctor put me on 3 weeks ago. I will be tracking any weight loss or inches dropped in the process. My goal this month is to do yoga 4-5 times a week at various locations and possibly lose 5-10 pounds.