Monday, November 07, 2011
Ahhh... I feel like the past 2 weeks have just been a mixture of crazy busy madness. I've had things on constantly... and not getting home 'til later, being too late and tired to attempt a workout. It's only temporary though...I should get back to it properly this week. I did manage to chuck one Bodyrock workout in last week though, plus 2 sessions of hot yoga, so i suppose things could be worse!
CRAZY GOOD NEWS ALERT ::::::::
That course I did for 2 weeks? Then followed with 3 rrreally hard exams?
I had my results last week... a little discreet phonecall... we're not given marks or anything like that, just a simple pass or fail. I got my call earlier than expected and nearly threw up when i realised who was on the phone! Well, of course i said crazy good news, so i was so so HAPPY when the lady on the phone said i PASSED all 3 exams! Eek!!! Oh my GOSH!
I couldn't believe it, and it's still kind of weird right now. I passed the exams for a certificate of professional competence to legally be a transport operator so this is huge for me, working in the family business and now having the knowledge behind me and also the qualification! I told everybody in the main office and didn't realise my Dad was around, he came to hug me and i just cried, LOL! Steph does not cry. :P
So anyways, I celebrated and for the first time in my life i ordered champagne in a restaurant, LOL. It was called for! ;)
Some bad news? I've eaten so much junk... and chocolate and biscuits. I weighed in yesterday and i was 151lbs ! Ohhh dear. Soo... time to be good again.
I am OFF the junk and ONTO the weights. Bring it on Kettlebell!
Friday, October 28, 2011
You have no idea how good it feels to finish work on Friday and go straight to a yoga class. Not a bar, or a club or a pub. A yoga class! *beams*
Well, you probably do have an idea, but I just feel great for going to a nice relaxing yet challenging session, before the Friday night chill.
Today's session was taken by a man! I was really glad to have somebody else, someone different who would take the class differently, although just after starting, i thought about how I'd like to have had the same class as before, to see how i felt and what improvements etc i could notice.
The room seemed to get really hot really fast. Like to the point of too hot. We were doing really long stretches and breathing exercises to begin with, and holding at the end of the stretch. That really got the sweat pouring out.
He then took us into 'flowing' he said. We went through a sequence, what felt PAINFULLY slow, dripping sweat.... and i think everybody was feeling it as there was mega heavy breathing. He was encouraging us all, telling us we could rest once this was over, that it would be worth it. At the end of that part, he opened the door to let some heat out. I was dripping wet and panting for breath. I was also right by the door at the back of the class this time, and the cold seemed to cool me down INSTANTLY... but it felt a little too quickly?
He closed the door again and said we would do the same sequence now, but fast. He said for people to sit it out who were really feeling it - and the friend i with had a sit down and drank some water. I decided to at least give it a shot, and to be honest, going through the sequence faster was such a relief to going slow, it was much easier and i felt good about it.
Before i knew it - the class was over! We did some meditation to finish and then he left us to either get up and go or lie back for a little longer. :)
I can say that my second hot yoga class felt so much harder than the first. It's hard to compare to the first though because it was very different. I didn't feel as flexible. I couldn't breath very well, i was hotter than last time. And BAM - it was over before i even though we had half an hour gone! The first class felt like 2 hours, LOL!!!!
Chilling out now for the night. Having some Chinese food. :-/ I have come to the... plans that I will work out hard, and sort of eat right most of the time, and anyway when I'm working out hard, i want to eat right to support that, so the domino effect should take place. Myomytv.com workout planned for tomorrow - Cruel Kindness - I'm scared!
Oh and one last thing, am i silly for feeling ridiculously awesome/grown-up/right thinking to myself, whilst walking out of yoga - "My HUSBAND has come to pick me up from YOGA!" heheheehe!! (I'm still getting used to the husband thing too!)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I need to get to bed soon!
My cold is mostly gone, I don't think i've mentioned but my voice has been hardly there since last week, i was feeling much better from stuffy nose & mucus ew by yesterday, and today my voice is mostly back, but all day i'm having trouble clearing my throat? A few coughs too. I hope I'm not getting a cough.
Did Sulfababy's "Clean it up" workout tonight. sulfababy.tumblr.com/post/1105058029
Finally! Well... i got tired really fast and honestly starting lacking in the form department, so thought it best to call it quits on the second set out of 3. I was satisfied that I at least got 20 mins in. It was good and tough but interesting too.
It's almost 8pm and i'm thinking of bed shortly. Need some extra sleep. I'm booked in for another Hot Yoga session on Friday night (of all nights) so i can't wait to get back there and see how it goes!
Aaaaaaand what else? Nothing much at the moment!
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!
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