Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Yoga virgin no more over here! *points*
Well wow! What an experience. I'll try and write (type) a bit better than i usually do here, and write about my experience the way I'd like someone to explain if i were interested in trying it. I'm really tired though, so i hope i make sense!
Things were a bit rushed when i got there, I arrived later than i'd hoped for. Staff were really friendly - told me not to worry or be nervous. As soon as you go into the building there is a 'no shoes' policy, so you have to leave your shoes at the door! I liked this. :)
Went upstairs to a changing room to put belongings away, took my over clothes off and the instructor came to get me (and my friend). I wore my shorts, because i know that if i am hot or get too hot, i really need to have shorts on to not overheat. That sound weird? :-/
Entering the Hot Room ! There's a sign on the door saying "Silence please when entering" - it's all so nice and professional! Well, the door opened and there was a room with mirrors lined along the front of the room. The whole of the floor space was covered in mats.... and people laying on their mats stretched out long. We were the last to enter, and had to step over everyone to the ONLY TWO mats left at the FRONT of the class. Scared!
Started right away. Doing some stretches first and breathing. I don't know the names of any of the moves or anything, so i won't try to go into that, lol. :P So after 5 mins, i was starting to sweat and my breathing was heavy. It wasn't a bad or nasty sweating though, it felt kind of, pure? Nobody looked at anybody and everybody focused on what the instructor was saying.
I followed her as best i could, and found after warming up that my stretches were deeper, i usually have a good stretch after a workout, and i am aware of my improvement in that department, so it was nice to see these stretches seem to just come to me without pushing too hard. Also the balance... i did ok on the balance and was quite surprised! There is LOTS of room for improvement though. The breathing is interesting and i think i'll get into that more after more classes. I found myself at times really out of breath, holding the current pose and being shaky, thinking i better just lie down and get my breath or i'm gonna fall... but held on as much as i could through most of them.
Sweat in my eyes, dripping down the arms, legs. Oh it was wet!
The session finished lying flat on the mat stretched out. I started getting into the breathing a bit more at that time. Coming out of the hot room were orange segments to eat and ice cold towels for refreshment! How nice is that? I was well impressed. My whole body was glowing, for like an hour afterwards too.
This was really interesting for me to try and it's VERY different from anything i've ever done (football, rugby?) but it was a nice change! I did enjoy it and it was a challenge, I'm looking forward to my next session. I don't know if after a few sessions, if doing the same moves all the time it might get boring to me, but for now i'll just say that i'm excited and i'll wait and see!
Nice healthy dinner of fish with asparagus and cauliflower - and omgosh, i haven't tasted cauliflower SO good in such a long time! I'm not big on cauliflower but my mouth is watering NOW thinking of how tasty it was when i ate it only an hour ago, lol!
Rightio! Workout tomorrow when i get home - can't wait already!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I just saw the latest update at Bodyrock.tv
I could write an essay. I'm very saddened by this. A little shocked - although lots of Bodyrockers had been leaving comments lately with ideas of them no longer being together.
They were a lovely couple, and kinda perfect in the ways they had banter for the camera, and you could just feel the love between them.
I just read their whole post out to my Hubby. He listened to all of it. Because even he knows all about 'Freddy & Zuzana' who i talk about all the time!
Very sad for them. And sending them love. I'm sure they will be strong and get through this, as they said, they're still best friends!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Phew! Glad THAT'S over with!
I had a really busy week, i seemed to have something on every night of the week after work. Usually i finish work around 5/6pm, get home and workout, shower/eat/relax. This week i had my brothers birthday, spent the night chatting in his house til late, my DH niece's bday - we had drinks, on a WEDNESDAY night please! I got my hair done another night, something else... *memory fail* and then cinema Friday night with a friend! Sheesh! This is a hectic social life compared to my non-existent one... LOL.
My eating has been ok-ish. I've been good and i've been bad. Balanced! ;) No workouts but have knocked a few pushups out now and then to remind my arms not to lose the ability, hah. I also did some pullups this morning - yay! Should do me good having a break and getting back to them.
Had a nice surprise when i decided to weigh myself this morning. I weighed in at 10stone 8. 148lbs. Not too bad hey?
Oh... Indian food is here. Back to normal me next week i hope!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Ok so i finally did it, eep! Hah, I'm not a very good photographer... as you will see. ;)
I just put a mixture together to share with you guys, hope you enjoy!
The first pics i have mixed up with explanations... dunno how that happened. I'm sure you can work out which explanation goes with which... :P (and um, i'mlazy!)
~Hubby and I on the Old Town square, the astronomical clock behind us
~You can just about see a bride. Lots of weddings every day on the old town square!
~Very beautiful church seen from the old town square.
~Prague's favourite vegetable.... PORK ;)
(Yes is was GOOOOD)
~Our first view of the Vltava River. (It means 'Wild Waters'...)
~Our first view of the Charles Bridge.
~Beautiful. You could go up in that balloon!
~Hubby loves this one of us,
~I like this pic of the bridge...
~Treehouse restaurant on a little canal!
~My Mum is touching and wishing on one of the gold parts of the Bridge.
(My Dad is turning around to look for me, LOL)
~Puppet playing guitar! :)
~The golden dog and i think the other part is a golden lady - to touch and make a wish.
~I'm a lady. ;)
~Hilarious pee'ing statues!
~Some awesome art.
~Beautiful museum of Prague at the top of Wencelas Square at night.
~Busy Wencelas Square!
~An odd but fascinating display of King Wencelas...
~Close up of the astronomical clock, it tells the time, date, month and year... apparantely. ;)
~The parents and me :D
~Beef goulash and dumplings!
~Pork with dumplings and sauerkraut! Yummm!! YES i ate it ALL! :P
~This was a government building on the right, and this small square is famous because it has the most naked statues within it, on every corner of the square you look at, either in Europe or the World, can't remember!
~The church at Prague castle
~Changing of the guards...
~Fabulous view of Prague from the castle
~I love this crazy one we took...
~My Daddy and me
~Hard Rock Cafe - Praha
~Everywhere is just as beautiful at night...
And that's all really!
It's nearly the end of the week and i'm really feeling it... had a little BodyRock workout tonight "You Push Me" and i had my scores from back in February... and my scores were so low this time round. The only thing i can think of is that my form and intensity for the exercises has improved, and i'm using a real jump rope now as opposed to nothing. Wasn't great to see my numbers go way down though.
Not to worry, Friday tomorrow, yayy!
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