Welcome to week 2 of Think Thin Thursday - my desperate attempt at staying motivated to keep up a healthy lifestyle. Join in, if you'd like...the more the merrier!
So, about hot yoga. Anyone out there tried it?
It's yoga. And it's HOLY SHIT hot.
I am not a yoga person. I'm not zen. I'm not calm. I have issues with quiet.
I work out best when someone is yelling at me, not speaking softly. I need fast-paced music pumping through my iPod. Sounds of water trickling tranquilly down a faux rock wall? Um, no.
And then I went to the Bikram Yoga studio in The Woodlands. Can we say "ass kicking?"
Seriously, y'all, I have never worked harder. There were moments during that 50 minute session that I literally thought I was going to pass out. For all you yoga enthusiasts out there, hear me when I say this - FUCK you, Camel.
I was sweating more than I ever have in my life, and I am SUCH a sweater (TMI?). Did you know your shins can sweat? If you've never done it before, you are sure to think this next sentence is a complete exaggeration, but you guys it looked like someone was just pouring a continual stream of water over my head, there was that much sweat running off me. And yeah - everyone else looked exactly the same.
I've done it a few times since and OMG I love it. Like I said, I'm not quiet. This forces me to be. I am concentrating so hard on making my body contort to the poses, I can't think or worry about anything else. Shitty work day? Problems with money? Car trouble? For 50 minutes, it's all gone. It's wonderful.
I feel stronger after the class. I am sore in such weird places the next day, but it is such a fulfilling soreness. I know I worked for it and I know my body is better for it.
Try hot yoga! Come back and tell me what you thought. I bet you cuss me for the first few minutes, but trust me - it's worth it.
Happy Thursday, loves.
To anyone on the East Coast, prayers to you through the next few days while the hurricanes blow through!