Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday 12-1:30 Bikrams North Van - Marcus

My water bottle was right where I left it by the sink in the change room. Yipppeee!! Jonny also got his keys back from The Grove this morning. It is a lucky day for both of us. Although, he isn't looking that happy now as he tinkles in the corner with his toys. He is looking rather frustrated like a man who needs a beer... I might have to help him with that!

I had a great class today in my new One Tooth gear. We walked passed the store this morning and I went to in to price and they had buy one get one half price. So, I got the same thing that I have been wearing in grey. I also found out I have been wearing my shorts backwards for three years. I saw them on the mannequin at the store. The pocket goes at the back. It is much better this way! hahaha!

There was an older lady behind me and she said she was nervous because she hadn't been in 5 months. She did awesome and she had the best athletic body. I wonder what she does for a living.

I thought about Two Years of Saturdays. I think Don and I need to make this happen. I imagine us sitting and writing at The Smile. I see Jonny there too working on the computer.

Emma is in town. Going to see her for dinner. YAY!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12-1:30 Bikrams North Van - Patrick**** FUNNY YOGI!

Today is a really gloomy, rainy day. I felt tired before I went to class. I forced myself to go. The teacher today, Patrick, was SO FUNNY! He said crazy things and kept me smiling and laughing and forgetting about not wanting to be there. When we got to triangle - the second set - I was getting dizzy and was going to give in and sit down but he forced me through it. I looked funny as I used the ground to switch from side to side but I did it and I was fine after that.

My left under bigger toe - is bruised from kicking dad's stair. It doesn't hurt to walk, it is just tender to the touch so I am sure I will be fine in a few days.

My right hamstring is still sore. I am trying not to overstretch it too much. I am looking forward to it feeling better though so I can bend more again. At least it isn't as bad as it was a couple of years ago when I couldn't even touch the ground. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday 12-1 Hot Yoges - Leo - Boxing Day!

They are renovating Westcoast Hot Yoga Yaletown. They added a new studio door and took off some mirrors which means they are probably going to move some walls. They should make the change room bigger and bring back the soap in the showers. Did they really get that cheap that they took out the soap? So silly. I am glad I am leaving that studio. I definitely made the correct decision and today I was able to procure 40 Bikrams classes on sale. That should set me up till June with my running schedule.

I do like Leo's classes. Angela took class too. It was a nice, easy class. NOW... off to Christmas dinner at mom and dad's!

I was going to go to dance next week but I am saving my last two classes on my card for the week I go back to school. Then, the next time I dance it will be after the 8th and I can charge more Harbour classes to my card. Here is my week plan:

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday 12-1:30 Bikrams North Van - Dan

Today the sun is not shining. It is gloomy and now it is raining. The class was smaller but I am starting recognize the regulars. No one talks to each other so I started doing some talking in the change room by saying good bye and have a nice day.

Class was good. I didn't really want to go. I am glad it was an easier class. I wonder if all of Dan's classes are this way? He kind of has a calm way about him that reminds me of Christine. I don't hate that but it doesn't help me focus. Both of their voices are monotonous and quiet and it allows me to slip easier into my own thoughts and out of the class. I didn't try as hard - which isn't to say I didn't try hard - I just didn't try as hard as I did in the last three classes with the other three teachers. It wasn't as hot either. It was kind of a chill class. AND.. that is fine once in a while. I would expect this from him from now on though. I wonder if I have his class again.. probably at least once in my time 3 weeks left.

The bridge wasn't so bad today. I took the park exit and I was relaxed and got home easily. That is the way to go. Georgia street is a mad, angry driver business people street. Driving through the park I was reminded of running... Not long NOW!! YAY!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday 12-1:30 Bikrams North Van - Leyla

I did it! I had an awesome class. It was still hot and hard but I paced myself, I breathed and I powered through it. I did everything! I felt proud. I still hated my mom outfit - shiny, sweaty, sausage - but it was free and it works.

Lillian, the teacher from yesterday took the class. I love it when teachers take class. It proves to you that they do this and believe in this enough to torture themselves as well.

I look forward to going back tomorrow. I do not look forward to the drive. The drive there was ok today - the drive back there was an accident on the bridge - luckily in the other direction but it stilled slowed down the traffic to a halt on the bridge and I could feel the bridge swaying. Scary!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday 12-1:30 Bikrams North Van - Lillian

Today I had an awful class. I tried to keep going and not give up. I kept standing back up and doing one or two things then kneeling back down and breathing. I kept being reminded of the greasy Grade A bacon  and eggs I had this morning a few hours before class. I can't do that again. I need some fruit and toast or something healthy cause I kept ... well... being reminded of my unhealthy tummy. Tomorrow Jonny goes to work so I will make myself a healthy start before I throw myself back into the torture chamber.

This teacher had the perfect, skinny with boobs body. Holy crap! Whatever.

There were two older ladies that were taking class for the first time and our teacher gave them a lot of attention and really helped them out. The one lady had to sit - so did I - and then lay down - so did I... so you can imagine my yoga ego was out the window! I hope that lady knows that everyone has bad days and good days and I hope she comes back and tries it again but I really doubt that she will.

The sun was shining in and heating me up even more. It was saying hi right to my eye. I liked it though. I thought about Bali and how the back row gets hot at the 10am classes. Not a good place to be there but the good thing there is it is always the 10am class. Here it would change depending on the season.

I thought of Jonny and his promise of Gatorade. He did not fail and boy was it AWESOME! He also brought Taco Time.. hahaha. not exactly what I needed after having a bad class due to unhealthy food.. but I chowed it anyways.

Before I left the room I laid on my mat and I took 10 slow breaths 6 counts in and out. I tried to calm down my body and my sweating. I chugged a fresh bottle of water as soon as I got to the change room, showered... then got another bottle of water and met my beautiful husband with the glowing bottle of Gatorade RED! YUM! I LOVE YOU JONNY!! THANKS!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday 4:15-5:45 Bikrams North Van - Marcus

Jonny and I have decided that life is better when I am doing challenges. This time I am doing a challenge that will get me all ready for my screw removal. It is the pre-op plan.  We also decided to use my Bikrams's yoga pass for the North Van studio. I got it from Living Social for $35 for a month. That is a good deal! My studio is pissing me off with its no corrections and taking away most of the 90 minute classes. AND- give corrections! I want to get better. I don't want to go to a different studio and have people tell me I am doing it wrong. Anywho - I am still deciding whether or not I am going to move studios. I was gung- ho for a minute today that I was going to switch back to Bikrams. I still might. Hmmm...

Anywho, I didn't make it to yoga today (Tuesday) due to computer problems. BUT, I went yesterday and I really liked the North Van studio except for the drive and the bridge traffic. I just have to time the bridge right. I can't go to 4:15's. I am going to try the noon class tomorrow. 

Marcus was the teacher yesterday and I recognize him from the Alberni studio. He corrected my half moon. I got hot and pooped and had to sit for half of triangle, half of head to knee and I gave up a bit during the spine strengthening. Tomorrow I will do better! 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday 4:30-5:30 Hot Yoges- Angela

SO, I got to leave dance team early today - because Katherine cancelled - and I was hoping I could make it to the 4pm 90 minute hot. I wouldn't have made it. BUT WHY is changing most of its 90 minute hots to 60 minutes. GAY! The reason I went to this studio in the first place was for the 90 minute classes and because it is close to my home. So far, I will not be that badly effected but my schedule changes.. and there is only 1 90 minute a day .. I think. I have to take a look at the schedule again. SO, what did I think about during class? I thought about changing studios again. But I do like doing Flows once in a while. The variety is nice. Maybe I should look into pricing just class packages - then get some here and some and Bikrams. I do miss Bikrams. Then I thought I will just wait and see where Carrie moves cause I will want to go to yoga with her.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday 6-7:15 Flow Yoges - Erin - Sophie

I went to this class to get the contract signed by Katherine and she wasn't there. Grr! I am frustrated. Oh well. I will e-mail her and give her my number and get her to give me a call when she is leaving the city so I know whether or not to go and pick her up at the sky train tomorrow. I will have to just hope I don't get into trouble at school.

Sophie and I had fun doing handstands against the wall. We did split handstands too. It was hot in there today... for a Flow class. I shouldn't have thought before the class.. oh.. this is a flow.. I look forward to not being so sweaty. Maybe when I get home I won't look like a boiled carrot to my husband. He told me right before I left that I look so cute when I leave and when I come back... I look .. like a boiled carrot. The sad thing is it is true. I had just gotten used to it. Must be shocking to be my new husband.

Two more days of school! 

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Erin - Azelia

I had an awesome class ...last night. Azelia came and she kicked some royal arse as well. We were happily surprised to have Erin as our teacher. She ROCKS! I love her start of class where she is kinda awkward funny and says random things - like sorry I smell like popcorn. I was at my friend's house exchanging clothes and she made some popcorn and I ate half of it! It made me think of surprising Jonny with some corn. I gotta do that one day. I have said this before - but the other thing about Erin is she doesn't let you cheat. She is Bikrams's style and I like and miss that.

I thought of Emma during awkward cause she said she was going to yoga and going to think of me when she was doing awkward. That is my pose where I am still up tall - but not for long - 46 days and I will be unscrewed. I also thought of Emma during savasana - I sent her some power. Then.. I thought of her again during camel - cause that was usually her not favourite - but she is over that now! Camel on!

K.. I gotta run to the pep rally and take some photos and videos!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Christine

I had an awesome class. I breathed and tried to focus. I was going to write about all the things that I need to work on. Maybe I will do that during my spare tomorrow. Maybe not -

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Taryn - Azelia

I had an awesome class today. I focussed on breathing again. I had a lot of water left. It was awesome. 

OH!! I had an awesome idea for a yoga project - when Jon starts screen printing again. I am going to save the idea though. I don't want to give it away!! You know.. soooo many people read this! 

Azelia did an awesome class today. Sending some love to her Grandma and hope she gets feeling better and stronger. 

I haven't heard from Katherine yet. I wonder if she is coming next Thursday. I will have to e-mail her again and meet her with the contract if so. If not we need to reschedule. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thursday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Christine

What I want when I want month. I had a really good class today. I was calm and I focussed on my breathing. I also thought about Bali. Maybe we will be back there this summer. We can try making another Bali baby. SURFS UP!! No screw... !! I am so excited!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday 6-7:15 FLow Yoges - Erin -NYDC#27 - Sophie

This is the last day of my challenge. I didn't quite complete my challenge but I am proud of what I did do. Here is what I did:
Best news of the day: I got an appointment to get my screw out on January 30th. That means I will be running the Scotia Bank on June 24th. That was my goal in my head. I can't wait to run again. Carrie has already signed up for it. I will wait and sign up after I have done some practise runs.

For December I am going to do what I want when I want. I am going to play it by ear. But I still want to do lots of yoga and dance!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges - Lola - NYDC#26

Yesterday I missed two classes because I had the worst cramps. This is my challenge - I make the rules and there will be no guilt for that. I chowed Advils watched movies and went for a walk. Luckily they kicked in after Jonny and I had done the grocery shopping.. well.. at the end of the grocery shopping.

I got my flu shot today. I saw Williams there when I was leaving. It was good to see him. It has been a year.

Today's yoga class was really good. It was a small class of five people. I did all of the exercises. I did awkward pose with my left ankle up. I did toe stand.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday 5-6 Hot Yoges - Will - NYDC#25

I came home from dance and changed clothes - thank Jonny for helping me! I left into the rainy darkness of my football city and went into the hot yoga room. I listened to Will talk about loving yourself and singing and then I came back to my love and we went for sushi!

Saturday 2:30- 3:30 Hip Hop - Richard - NYDC#24

Keli and Twiggers were supposed to come to this class with me. I didn't feel like going. It would have been awesome to have them come out and give me the extra boost to get me through the end of my challenge. Jonny made me go and gave me a pep talk reminding me I would feel guilty if I gave up at the end. I went and it was fine. I just needed to get up and go which is easier to do during the weekdays when I get and up and go and go and go. When it is a Saturday and I am relaxing it is more difficult.

The class was not that difficult. I should have tried the class after it - Jerome's Hip Hop 2/3 and then CJ's Street Jazz 2/3. These are two classes that I have never done and I would like to do soon. Maybe not next weekend - but soon!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges - Will - NYDC#23

It was HOT!

Today was an awesome day except for boiling Ian's pot. I registered Jonny and I for BCIT Adobe Illustrator course and I ordered a new Macbook Air!! YAY!! Jonny gets my baby.

I didn't have time to write yesterday .. but I tried to do awkward pose with my left heel up. Then I drove energy down my heel and tried to make it touch the ground. I don't know if that is a good way to go about it but at least I wasn't the tallest one in the class anymore. It was a nice burn for my thighs too.

Dinner.. pooped.. hungry.. hot. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - NYDC#22 - Azelia

I had an awesome class today. I focussed on breathing slowly. I drank a lot of water today and I think having yesterday off helped too.

Azelia surprised me and called as I was leaving school saying she was going to join me. YAY! It is more fun to go with friends.

I thought about Selina in my grade 10-12 class because she has a sore back. I found this on the internet for her and sent it to her on FB.

I thought about Jonny and cabbage rolls which are now in my belly. Yummy!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Taryn - NYDC#21 - Sophie and Azelia!!

I got to see Leo today and he liked my hair and asked about my ankle. What a good yogi!

I thought of an awesome name for my first baby blog - cause you know I am going to have a blog for that. Screwed and Pregnant - a first time mom's experiences of pregnancy with a Balinese screw in her ankle. hahaha... kinda funny. Hopefully, I will have the screw out by then and I can come up with another title... like Pregnant Bitch. HAHAHAHA!! that is even better... and probably true.... sorry Jonny!

I thought about Heidi and Jen doing the Body by Vi challenge. I thought - ya it would be awesome to be able to lose weight quick and easy. And then I thought... I don't believe other diet gimics why would I .. or anyone believe this one. They do have some interesting strategies .. kinda like a pyramid scam.. I mean scheme... and vacation makeover prizes... is that what is making it so popular? Good work business people in suits - good work in designing a diet gimic that has been able to con ... still more people. OF COURSE you are going to loose weight if you drink a shake instead of eating. DUH! You will loose weight if you starve yourself too. I will TRY to keep my opinions to myself and let Heidi and Jen do their thing but I am not falling for it. I have worked hard to get away from being an anorexic retard. My goal is to be normal. I believe in eating healthy and working out. Input calories are less than output calories. I don't need a pyscho diet gimic challenge to make me more psycho than I alaready am.

AND... I feel bad for thinking about something so selfish and vain when there are other people in the world that don't have enough food to eat.

Enough said.

Yoga today was supposed to be fun with my two friends there but it was gruelling today. I was so thirsty. I kept telling myself I could have water after the next pose and then my water was done and I just wanted to run out of the room and fill my water bottle back up.. .but I didn't.. I couldn't leave.. I just drank my spit... and carried on. I took breaks... I was just pooped and hot. I have a break today to see Breaking Dawn. Tomorrow will be a good class!

Sushi after was fun with the girls!! We have to do it again... no really.. we HAVE to do it again!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday 4-5:30 - Lola - NYDC#20

I did everything in class. I am still taking it easy on my right hamstring. I can't wait until it doesn't hurt anymore.

When I got to class and laid on my matt I thought... who is wearing perfume.. how rude. HAHAHA.. it was me! I squirted myself this morning which I never usually do... I was hating myself.

The Alpha sushi guy was there again. We said hi in the hall. He started in May. He is doing really well.

I thought about Jonny and I's one year wedding anniversary and what we are going to do. I think we should go to the Sylvia and make that our thing. I don't have to drive and it is a place with memories from both of our families.

Jonny and I went to the Dollar Store in Yaletown to get treats for my shoebox. I spent $26!!! TOO MUCH! Then some suits barged through the sidewalk and we ... forget about it. We are doing good and they are mean and think they own the world.. and they probably own the world by doing bad things to people.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday 3:40-5:40 Hip Hop - JP - NYDC#19

We did the same routine as last Wednesday. I am glad we did the same routine cause I was able to work out the parts that were tripping me up and enjoy the combo.

OH YA!! Michelle and Cierra were at Harbour today! YAY! Frank Hurt represent! 

Sunday 2:40-3:40 Grooving - Richard - NYDC#18 - Azelia

Azelia came to class. That is the first time I have seen her since before Bali. So, that made the class more fun.

Richard did some random grooving then 3 different 8 counts. Then we cooled down. I didn't get that sweaty and that was what I was worried about - that by the end of two classes I was going to be drenched but it was just right.

Jonny likes my little feetsies.

Sunday 8-9 Hot Yoges - Angela - NYDC#17

Yesterday was a cleaning disaster. I got up and went to 8am yoges and the teacher didn't show up. I decided I would come back for the 12 Flow with Erin - I love Erin... no problem.. that will make up for the morning. I get there and that class started at 11:30!! WHAT? I am embarrassed to say that I got really angry and frustrated. I had planned to dance later that day but I gave up. How many times can you try and fail in one day? How many times can you change and walk down to a place and be turned away. I didn't feel like trying a third time at yoga or even a first time at Harbour. SO... I cleaned the house. did the laundry. and attacked the sewing pile.

This morning's class wasn't on my schedule because I am dancing twice today but I couldn't leave yoga till Monday. I went to yoga and it was a good class. I haven't taken the hour class in a while and it was a nice change. It is so much easier than the 1.5 hour class. I got used to doing doing the one hours when I used to go to 6am and the 1.5 were way too hard. I miss having yoga already done in the morning but I do not miss rushing to work. I know I am getting a better work out by waiting till the afternoon and doing the longer, harder class.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges - Erin - NYDC#16

I LOVE ERIN! There is no cheating in her class and you are going to get a lot of corrections. Good times. I was exhausted but happy after this class. I wish all the teachers gave corrections. There is nothing cool with doing something wrong for years and having no one correct you. It is unsafe. Correct people already!! I see obvious corrections all the time and some WHY teachers walk right past them. Makes me not like my studio. THEN, you get a teacher like Erin who comes in and corrects your ass and makes you try. Bikram style. If you can you must.

I didn't get to say thank-you at the end of class.  I should have but she was talking. I should have. I was thinking I could when I came back to fill my water bottle but she was gone. I am going to think thank-you now and maybe she will feel it. I wonder if she felt that? Jonny just burped.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Christine - NYDC#15

I am halfway there! YAY!!

It was really hot in class today. I did really well until we got to the spine strengthening when I took a break.

I thought about Planning 10. I was thinking about maybe putting their project online in case they need it at home. Then I thought - why? They don't care.

I thought about the warm-up I did with the Ipad and projector. That was fun. It is a different way to warm up. New and different is fun ... at least for a second. Then they will remember it is a warm up.

Azelia texted today and she is coming to Harbour on Sunday. SO.. I am going to adjust my monthly plan again. I am going to go to Grooving and then Hip Hop on Sunday... one after the other. I am going to be sweaty!! Maybe I will bring a dry T? Maybe I will put in some pony tails and wear a hat? I will think of something!!

Thanks again to my supportive hubby for putting up with the challenge! LOVE YOU!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 Hip Hop - NYDC#14

It was a smaller class today. I kinda got it. I am sure we will do this one again so I might go over it a few times. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Taryn - NYDC #13

Ok - Jonny and I went to support Carrie when she got her tattoo on Friday and ... well.. the challenge got put on pause and in my weakened state I think I caught a cold. I slept most of the long weekend but I am back on track now! AND - I am ready to appreciate feeling good.

Yoga was tough and hot today. My eyes were stinging with the sweat. My right baby toe felt like there was a piece of glass in it but there was no glass in it - maybe a burst blood vessel or pinched nerve? I can still feel it but it is not as bad as it was during triangle. I didn't want to put any weight on my baby toe.

I made it through the class and I am looking forward to dancing tomorrow. I had to rearrange my challenge a bit. I added in extra classes to make up for the weekend and I kept in a few extra just in case I need to take another little break - for life things - like get a car battery after school or see a movie with Belle!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday 10-11 Core Fursion - Sarah - NYDC#12

There are a lot of exercises I want to remember and right down ... to use in my warm-ups.

One hour class.
1 dowling
2 blocks

I will write more later if I remember. 

Thursday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Christine - NYDC#11

Alpha sushi bartender was in the front row and I kept thinking of sushi and getting hungry. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 Hip Hop - JP - NYDC #10

We did a Cierra song today - RIIIIIDING.... or maybe she says.. RIIIIIIDDDEE ME?

It was a good class. Nice and sweaty.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Taryn - NYDC#9

Angela stood beside me today. It was fun to have a teacher beside me.

I felt focussed with my breath today but not with my mind. I was thinking about school and projects and when and how I was going to squeeze everything in. I still can't get over how soon this semester is over! YAY!! NO MORE P10!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday 4-6:30 - Lola - NYDC#8

I thought I had a three day week this week. I didn't find out till last block from my Planning 10 students that we have Monday off... not Thursday. The calendar from the office staff says Thursday. So, my mind was wrapped around all the little changes I will have to make.

I thought about Lori Wilson. I thought about Emma - cause we are having sushi right ... now!

It was a good class - small and all female.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday 3:40-4:40 Hip Hop - JP - NYDC#7

Lori was taking Grooving in the class before mine! I am glad she is dancing. She used to go to Graceland and not drink just to dance once a week. I told her maybe I would come earlier next week and take Grooving with her. I would be really sweaty then! I put my toque on at the end of class when my hair got too sweaty. It was hot but at least it was out of my face. We shoulda got a couple of those $1.99 toques in the states.

I think I like this class better than Wednesdays. It is smaller and there aren't as many cool kids. We did a routine that we did a couple of weeks ago on a Wednesday... baby youuuuu.... da da da da da da da.... baby youuuuu... ? I don't know it and I don't feel like looking it up. I have said this before... I like doing routines two times. It gives my brain a break because it has had time to soak it in.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday 8-9:30 Hot Yoges - Christine - NYDC#6

I realized that you can't be good at morning classes if you don't do a lot of morning classes. I am so much stiffer and wobbly in the morning. My stomach was growling at the end. 

I thought - if it isn't too expensive I could get a yoga teacher in for the whole day and my Planning 10 class could do yoga for the health unit. 

Friday 6-7:15 Flow - Katherine - NYDC#5

Today isn't even Katherine's class. It is a sign that I should have her in to teach and not Will. I was going to go to Popping tonight but we finished our dance meeting so fast. I was able to get home and do this class. We did hand stands and headstands. It was a fun class.

Breakout small teams has been moved to Breakout. So, I can do yoga on Monday Nov. 28! I will have 31 days in my challenge!!! 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Will - NYDC#4

Well, this was not the class I was expecting. It was fun and different and a nice change from the norm but not a class a would normally take. He didn't do the full 26 postures and that is fine. I was sweating and I got a good work out. He did some cool breathing like modern double bounces and exhaling. He sang the last 5 minutes of class.

There were three new people in class. I think if that was my first yoga class I would not have wanted to go back. I hope those people come back and try a different teacher.

I was thinking that he might be a good teacher to come in and teach my students. He is entertaining and he is sending a good message. He is definitely unforgettable. But then I thought. Katherine would do headstands with them. I don't know.. I think he might be fun for the kids. Maybe I will see how much he costs.

Overall, I had an inspiring, different class. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 Hip Hop - JP - NYDC#3

JP isn't teaching the same routine two weeks in a row anymore. I wonder what if he teaches the same thing on Sunday? I will find out soon enough.

Jonathan is the best husband ever. He is very supportive and loving and I think about him all the time. I am the luckiest girl in the world!

JP had his little friend team teaching with him. That is cool that he has brought him under his wing and given him this opportunity.

I wish I didn't sweat so much. It is rainy and dark. Day 3 DONE! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Taryn - NYDC #2

November Yoga Dance Challenge Day 2... DONE! I love this challenge. I am going to feel so good at the end of this. I am already feeling good. YAY!

Today I thought about Ms. Cameron. I added her page on FB with my Frank Hurt Dance account. I can't believe I didn't think of looking her up sooner. A visit is long overdue!

I thought about Latisha and Jessica doing the dance for Remembrance Day assembly. I think it is going to be awesome. I can't wait to see what they come up with.

I thought about Jonny and how much I missed him. This challenge is taking me away from my love. He said it was ok though. I love you Jonny.. and now.. it is hang out with Jonny time!! Until manana!!! 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges - Lola - Day One of the 30 day Dance and Yoga Challenge!!

Today I start my November Yoga and Dance Challenge! I like Lola's class. It is just like Bikram. She says funny analogies too. Today she told us to squeeze like a tube of toothpaste in cobra. The toothpaste coming out of our heads. That is kinda funny. 

Today is Halloween. I never noticed this before but all the kids trick or treat at the stores in Yaletown. Maybe I noticed because it is nice and sunny? Maybe this is a new thing that they have started? 

I think I forgot to wash the laundry with soap. Stinky!! I need to do some wash AGAIN! And poor Jonny... now his clothes smell like my stinky yoga clothes. 

Time to eat!! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Christine

I killed this class!

There are four things I was going to remember to write down.
1. My shoulders are like my hips. What an epiphany! Some people's hips and shoulders lay flat when they lay on the ground but mine are more hunched in... kinda.
2. I imagined my baby again this time it was walking and running into Jonny's arms and Jonny swung it up and hugged it.
3. Maybe I should use the the Bikram's pass in November when I do my challenge.
4. I can't remember the last one.

I made my challenge for November. I checked with Jonny and it is a go. I am going to do it. I am so excited to be healthy for a full month.

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 Hip Hop 2 - JP

Navid was there again today. I think this is his favourite class too.

I took off my Etnies after the warm up because they are too big and sticky to dance in AND.. they were squeaky on the floor. I danced in my socks. . I should wear my nikes to dance all the time. They turn better. I should get a pair that are just for dance that I don't wear outside... like you are asked to do.. but I have never done that. I don't think anyone does that. Maybe one day.. .when I am RICH!.. (hahaha.. I wrote RICK first.. hahaha)

I didn't feel very good in class today. I felt like the loser and the worst dancer. I wish I was better. Only one way to do that!!! DON'T SKIP class and maybe start going on SUNDAYS!!!

I am going to make a challenge calendar for this month. I am going to be good and try to do lot's of classes in Novemeber. I am disappointed in my meezely amount of classes I have been doing. Time to buck up! Time to pry myself away from love a LITTLE bit more and get back into the studios!! Maybe I should challenge myself to go to one of Andrew's classes at Dream? No.. money.. gotta save the money!! ONE DAY when I am RICH!!(or RICK) I will be able to have and do anything I want!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Taryn

My right hamstring was hurting less today and it was more flexible. I did the warm-up at school twice today - so I was feeling pretty bendy. I missed one floor bow but I didn't everything else. I had a really good class.

Jonny told me to visualize my unborn child and that might help our conception. (NOW who is the hippie?) Anywho, I did and it was giggling. I think it was laughing at Jonny... or maybe it was laughing at me for thinking about it in yoga? Ya... this whole thing is silly.

Next topic. What else did I think about? Novemeber long weekend. What are we going to do? We kinda want to go to Tofino but it is so expensive with the ferry and everything. Might as well save our money for a real trip. But, it would be nice to go and check it out and get in the water. I don't know. We thought about going to Kelowna too - they have a wave pool we could try and ride the standing wave.

I know there was more I thought about .. .but it is the next day now and I can't remember. LATER!!

Friday 10:30-12:00 Jazz Into/1 - Laura - CARRIE!!

Hey! I forgot to write that last time I went to yoges Jonny met me outside with blue gatorade!! And he walked steamy P home. OH.. and the last time I TRIED to go to yoga - on Friday morning, I thought the class started at 8:00 and the teacher wasn't coming in to teach and I got frustrated and left. The class really started at 8:30. BUT, I am glad I went home anyways because I got to have a shower before the water was turned off and have a nice breakfast (mind you walking in the rain to and from) with Jonny Cakes before Carrie came out and we went to Harbour.

So, Carrie came out and we went to Laura's jazz class. It was very simple and that made it a fun class to relax and enjoy hanging out with Carrie. The warm-up was good. The across the floor was simple. I expected that though. She did two things which were in the dance that she did at the end. We danced to Prince. It was great to take this class as it gave me ideas on how to teach my beginner kids. I love dancing with Carrie. I can't wait till she moves back here and we can dance, yoga and run together like we used to!!! I hope her condo sells as soon as she puts on the market.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Christine

I had an awesome class today. I did everything!! YAY! There was a squirmer beside me who did hardly any exercises.

My heal hurts - left one. Plantar Facciitis style. My right hamstring is aching. AND.. that is it!

Pit time! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday 8-9:30 Hot Yoges - Sarah

Today is ankle doctor day!! WHOO HOO!!! FINALLY!!

My right hammy is wrecked again. It is going to need a break from over stretching. I don't remember when or how but it is not abnormal for me to go through this about once a year. It hurts right up into my but. I noticed it when we were driving to Seattle. It was aching. Time to give it a rest.

I was thinking of doing a colon clense. I wonder what a good one would be? Nothing creepy just pills and tea like the ones my mom used to get me. Clearstart.. I think it was called.

Off to get a hair cut and some breaky!! THEN DO's!! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Christine

When I walked in today Angela and Christine both asked where I had been. I looked at the sky dumbfounded where had I been. I couldn't think of an answer. They laughed at me and I went on my way. While I was in class I thought about it. I guess I have been changing my schedule a lot. Summer schedule, pre-dance team schedule then dance team schedule. I was sick for a week. I have been going to dance too. Maybe I have just found balance in my life? Maybe I am spending time with love?

I alternated grip the entire class. I think it was because I could hear Christine and she said to do it. Usually, I can't hear her and I zone out and forget about changing my grip.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 Hip Hop -JP

Navid was there again today. He is such a good kid.

We did the same routine as last week. He finished teaching the choreo with 15-20 mins in class. It was nice to have a lot of time to run the dance. It was cool to watch the little trios that he picked to dance and how they just had fun with the choreo.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Taryn

Never Give up Laya...

Ok - it is the next day now. I wanted to have some time to write. I thought a lot in class - I always think a lot in class. I just feel like I haven't made time to write things down. All I really want to do it hang out with Jonny when I have free time.

Sting - my eyes were stinging with sweat in class. They stung so much that I couldn't blink it away and I had to miss half of triangle. I sat and wiped my eyes. I sweat more than other people. Maybe I need to wear a sweat band? hahaha! Today, I am at school and my left eye feels sore like conjunctivitis but I am hoping it is just from yesterday's too much sweat session.

Lucie - for some reason I thought about Lucie and Shirley. I thought about how cool or weird it must be for them to watch us grow as teachers and make mistakes and or decisions that they have already made in their lives.

Holidays - I thought about Thanksgiving. This was my first one with Jonny and I wish it wasn't. I wish I could re-do it. There was a weird vibe and I didn't feel like going before we went. Something was warning me inside. I think Heidi is sick of cooking and doing all the work and I get that. I think that Jonny and I are sick of driving out there and doing everything on their schedule. But most of all, I think I have to start making my own traditions with my husband so that they are special memories.

Never give up - I thought of Laya. When she was hyped on sugar at Thanksgiving - she said it really funny and made did a muscle pose. I am glad she never gives up. I know she never gives up hitting me!! I thought about my eyes stinging and I should only be able to miss one set of anything once a practice. Sometimes I find that once I have missed a pose then I might as well take another break because I already didn't do it perfect. But, I am going to stick to Laya's never give up rule.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 HH2 - JP

Michelle was working at the front desk and Navid was in class. We did the song that the seniors are working with. It was FAST.. but it was a fun one.

Chronic Taco time! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Taryn - I AM BACK!

DAMN! I was sick for so long and I missed so much yoga. NOW I AM BACK! I was dreading going today but it wasn't bad at all. I had a really good class.

My left ankle is aching a bit today. My right hamstring has been sore as well - I must have over stretched it at school. That is normal though - I have good weeks then sore weeks and it will probably be like that my whole life.

When I was sick I got a LIVING SOCIAL deal on Bikrams North Vancouver. One month unlimited for $35. You can't beat that. I am going to save it for when I have a break from school so I can use it more.

I thought about Seattle a lot. I am excited to go away this weekend. I love having Jonny to do things with. I  don't think I have ever been this happy in my life.

Time to eat! 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Christine

I had an awesome class. I want to go hang out with Jonny now.

K.. it is Friday morning now.. and I have a few seconds... I don't get a lot of time to write all the things that I am thinking in yoga. And I was thinking about this in yoga last night. I have also been thinking about switching studios - going to Y or the new Bikram's is opening up on Cambie. I would like to go back there.. but it is so far and I don't want to drive or take the sky train to yoga. AND.. I am paying less money at my studio. I just feel like my studio lets me get away with cheating and they don't give any corrections. I feel like I have hit the top level at my studio and no one is encouraging me to do better. I met a student from Y yoga the other day and he loves it there.. and hates my studio.. except for Will.. .he likes Will. Will is the singing guy... I don't hate Will.. it just isn't really my style of class. Anywho... I would like to do 2 weeks at Y for $30 and try it out. It is closer to my house than my own yoga. It has more studios - there is another one by the movie theatre.. so I would have two.. and it has different types of classes... But..I will try that class when I get two free weeks to really use the pass.. bell!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday 6-7:30 Hot Yoges - Taryn

I had an awesome class. The only thing I didn't do full out was the floor bow. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thursday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges - Lola

I did awesome today in yoges. I don't like my new mom outfit. It is too shiny.. but it is comfortable and free... so whatever. It will do. I don't think any outfit would make me feel better about my body. There has to be something wrong with me. None of my clothes fit... I feel skin rolls on skin... I have breasts! It sucks! I can't wait to have my normal body back.

Good news - my knee doesn't hurt at all!

Maybe I have a cyst?? Or a thyroid problem? I am going to wait till the end of October and then if the problem has not been resolved by proper eating and yoga... then I am going back to the doc to see what is up! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges - Teacher unknown

I am going to try not to say anything mean. At least I don't know the teacher's name. She must have JUST gotten the job today though because she was not prepared at all. She didn't know the 90 minute series. She should have taken the class a couple of times before she taught it. Besides that, the class was really hot but I did really well and did everything.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday 8-9:30 Hot Yoges - Christine

I could hardly walk when I woke up this morning. I was so stiff from dancing the last few days. Yoga was the right thing to do cause I am walking now.

I was tired during the back strengthening series and moved to position but couldn't find the energy to go up into the postures. This would have been a great time for a teacher to use a loud, motivating voice. I can hardly hear Christine's voice.

My left knee has been hurting since Wednesday night after hip hop. It feels like it has to click but it won't. (Well, it did once durning class.. and then my ankle clicked right after that.) I can't really sit on my knees so I had to adjust some postures.

Sunny Saturday - time to get out in the world! 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges - Lola

WHOA! I walked into the room and I knew it was going to be a drippy, steamy, sweaty class. It was super hot! I missed one set of triangle and one set of the next one. Dizzy and hot. I did everything else. I dreamt of water and cool breezes.

My left knee hurts.. has a click in it. Lola.. Nola? I have to look up her name.. anywho.. she gave me an alternate way to do the one where you sit your but between your knees and go all the way back and I did that correction. It will be better tomorrow!

I looked it up.. it is Lola... (She goes to Harbour too)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 Hip Hop - JP

I had a lot more fun this week. We did the same routine as last week. I don't think about it or try it all week but somehow it sinks into my body easier the second class. Next week will be a new one again for my brain. I should start going Sundays too.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday 8-9:30 Hot Yoges- Teacher name unknown

I have a lot to write today. I thought too much. Let's see if I can remember a chunk of those thoughts.

First off, I don't know this teacher and I didn't hear her name if she said it. My first thoughts were: speak up, don't speak so monotonously... I don't understand when to change and I can't hear what you are saying.  This was my first time having this teacher though I know it takes time to get used to teaching styles and towards the middle of the class I had adjusted. It would have been nice to have a dynamic voice.

She did press me down in the half tortoise. I thanked her. I like having attention and corrections.

During the rabbit pose my left ankle had a sharp pain on the inside when I sat on my knees. I stopped and massaged it and decided I would attempt the second set. The teacher came over to check if I was ok. That made me like her more. I tried the second set but it didn't work so I did it sitting on my bum with my feet together and rolling my upper body forward.

I thought about school and having a Ms. J's top ten list. I will make this a project for my classes and choose the best designs to be laminated on the wall. This may be the project that I use the Ipads for.. or it may not be. I also thought, I want to have three top teacher goals for me. I haven't quite decided what they are... let's see:
1. I want to give more corrections to more people.
2. I want to try not to get frustrated and stressed and when I do I want to try not to mumble things under my breath that make me feel better but that if heard, might hurt someone's feelings.
3. I am going to try not to roll my eyes.

WHOA.. those are kinda funny.. but will be really hard!

I also thought.. for the kids' journals they have been doing fitness logs and this year I am going to change those in a few ways:
1. Weekly instead of monthly
2. Weekly goals that are focussed: cardio, strengthening, stretching, balance, nutrition
3. One week they set their own goals and the second week they set goals for a friend.
It might be better to make this every two weeks... hmmm.. still planning this out in my head. The order of the focussed goals is the same order and parts that are in a proper warm-up... reinforcing learning!

OK.. enough for today...

Wait.. I was also thinking about the doctor today and how I was going to word... help me I am fat!! .. in nice English. And then I was thinking... damn.. I do WAY more physical activity than Jonny and we have been consuming the same amount... how come he isn't fat? It has to be something to do with stupid girl hormones and I am two years older. I am going to mention this to the doc but I am going to say that if it doesn't improve in the next two months - hormone levels level out and back to routine - if these things don't fix the problem .. then I am going to come back and he can run some tests and make sure there is nothing else wrong with me. Maybe I have cancer of the belly! (cancer isn't a joke.. that wasn't that funny... sorry)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges - Jillian

Well, today I went in thinking... I am going to stand at the back in the corner away from anyone's eyes because I am so fat and you can totally tell in this outfit I have on. I wore my running shorts and tank and you could see fat all around the top of the shorts. Little Paula Dough girl! YUCK! I stood on the far side middle row away from people. This fat thought did not leave my head the whole class... (let alone the whole day.. the whole week.. the whole.. month!) I know I just have to be patient and I will lose weight. I know it could be caused from quitting the pill. I know it could be also from getting older and being married and due to that eating regularly and it could also have to do with beer and finally it has to do with not being able to run and jump and dance full out - let's get this screw out. SO - I need to just relax because it is back to normal routine - eating healthy at school, yoga, dance... and soon.. my screw will be out. So.. brain... shut up!! Don't get obsessed... any more obsessed ... and in fact if you could lower the insanity level in your head... just a little.. that would probably help too. Now.. how to do that??? !!

On another note- besides all of that crap - I had a really awesome class today and I did everything and I did it well. I felt good at the end of class.. and even better as I walked up the hill and saw Jonny waiting there for me. YAY! He got me a slurpee... now what was I saying above? hahaha!!

I changed my school blog picture today to this: (I think mom took this pic!)
This picture makes me really happy. 

Thursday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges - Jillian

Well, today I went in thinking... I am going to stand at the back in the corner away from anyone's eyes because I am so fat and you can totally tell in this outfit I have on. I wore my running shorts and tank and you could see fat all around the top of the shorts. Little Paula Dough girl! YUCK! I stood on the far side middle row away from people. This fat thought did not leave my head the whole class... (let alone the whole day.. the whole week.. the whole.. month!) I know I just have to be patient and I will lose weight. I know it could be caused from quitting the pill. I know it could be also from getting older and being married and due to that eating regularly and it could also have to do with beer and finally it has to do with not being able to run and jump and dance full out - let's get this screw out. SO - I need to just relax because it is back to normal routine - eating healthy at school, yoga, dance... and soon.. my screw will be out. So.. brain... shut up!! Don't get obsessed... any more obsessed ... and in fact if you could lower the insanity level in your head... just a little.. that would probably help to. Now.. how to do that??? !!

On another note- besides all of that crap - I had a really awesome class today and I did everything and I did it well. I felt good at the end of class.. and even better as I walked up the hill and saw Jonny waiting there for me. YAY! He got me a slurpee... now what was I saying above? hahaha!!

I changed my school blog picture today to this: (I think mom took this pic!)
This picture makes me really happy. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 Hip Hop - JP - Navid!

First class back since ... June? Navid was there! YAY! It was hard and fun. I was sweaty and hating the look of my body in the mirror but time and dancing and yoga and eating healthy will take care of that. So.. shut up brain! I hope he does this same choreo next Wednesday so I can get it better. My brain was sending the moves to my body a little slow. I did get two of the fast parts.. but not every time.. relax!

Tomorrow is the first day of September. Last September I did 34 classes. I wonder if I can do that many again this September? 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges- Taryn

I started off strong. My intention for the class was to be the first in and last out, to yell in my head to myself, and to keep focus. I guess I should have said, my intentions. I was strong until halfway. I missed one triangle. Once we got to the back strengthening I was so hot and gave into my brain and the heat. I didn't do this section. I finished off the class and did the rest of the exercises and I left feeling defeated.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges - Jillian

This was the first time I had this teacher. She seems young. She did a different breathing exercise at the beginning. She asked us to lift our hands up in cobra. She spoke in a relaxed manner. It seemed that she did some things with the wrong side first. I don't know how long she has been teaching but maybe she is new. All in all I had a good class. I try to remember the things I learned in the summer and implement them. I am missing the strong voice that motivates you to hold on and then give just a little bit more. Oh well... I will have to generate that in my head.

I wonder where Azelia is? I hope she comes back to yoga soon.. and dance!

I am going to go to JP's class on Wednesday. YAY!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday 2-3:30 Hot Yoges - Sunni

I did everything and had a good class. Maybe it was because the heat turned off. We got the teacher to turn the heat back on though. This was the first time I had this teacher. She talked a lot and it ruined the flow of the class.

The 24 girl and the dancer girl were in a pyramid with me and it was kinda cool.

The class was small. There were six people in the class.

I really like wearing the full tank top over my fat belly. It stays on until I get skinny again. At least I can have the illusion of being skinny and I don't have any fear of grossing anyone out with my blubber.

I tried to remember things that I learned in Bali. Straight wrists.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday 8-9:30 Hot Yoges - Christine

I am finally feeling better from the jet lag. I didn't do amazing today. I was ok up until the halfway point and I sat out of one of the triangles. I also sat out of the tree pose. I was feeling hot and dizzy. I didn't do all of the back strengthening series either because my tummy was feeling a bit yucky. Everything else was done and I tried hard. My upper back is really tight but that is because it is a morning class and I haven't been bending it that much since yoga in Bali.

Christine's voice is really quiet. Sarah's was too the other day. It was so much nicer having a teacher that speaks loudly and forcibly giving you energy and determination. Oh well. I could move back to the Bikrams but I would miss the variety and the location. I am still thinking about getting a ten pack of classes. They are on one of those groupons right now... I am just kinda broke right now!

Oh - and I wore a full tank top today instead of a bra top and that made me feel a whole lot less fat. I think I will continue to do this... until I am skinny again. Again, if I wasn't broke I would go and get one more tank and pair of shorts to replace old stuff. Maybe I will do that anyways... hmmm... 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday 8-9:30 Hot Yoges - Sarah

Going to this class was probably not my smartest ideas. Jet lag kicked in in full force during the standing series and I pretty much had a yoga nap. I was sweating from the first minute I laid down on my mat. My body feels all out of whack. My tummy was not feeling good, dizzy, and tired. I came home after and slept till 1pm. I could have slept all day but I am really trying to get back on schedule.

Tomorrow's class will be better. I am going to stay up till at least 8pm (2 hours and 15 minutes). 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday 5-6:30 Bikrams Bali - Andrew

Last class in Bali today. Done!

I thought about giving Belle my old surf board.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday 6-7:30 Bikrams Bali- Andrew

Mmmmmm Orange water!

I am going to miss scooting and yoga here. I find I am really breathing and focusing better in class here. I think it must be because I am on holiday. I don't have ten million things on mind. When things pop in my mind I can tell them to wait for later - wait till I get home.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday 5-6:30 Bikrams Bali- Andrew - Annina!

I remember one thing that I forgot to write yesterday about learning: stretching- release facia? Muscle - hold at max with no squiggles 15-30 seconds and breathe.

Annina did awesomd today. You wouldn't have guessed it was her third yoga class. Her two biggest things to wprk on are keeping her shoulders down and locking her knee. He also helped her with the knee exercise that she couldn't do before. Just sit her bum down between her knees but keep her weight forward on her arms.

Chronic pain - accute pain: Be cute, don't be accute pain.

Magnesium is very important for yogis -

K.. Time to eat at Roma again!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday 6-7:30 Bikrams Bali - Andrew

I was a machine today! I surfed in the morning, walked to Metahari and Discovery Mall, had sushi, surfed again and got an awesome rash from my stomp pad and then went to yoga! Now I'm sitting in Roma. Jonny got me a lemon water and I just downed it and now I have normal water.

Things I learned today:
1. Put hip forward and bend knee lower in triangle.
2. Use triceps and shoulders in the back extention with the two legs up- lean forward
3. There was more - I can't remember now.. Tomorrow!

I'm still worried about my stupid weight gain. I was tying to gayly breathe out all negative thoughts and breathe in good thoughts- I guess that doesn't work! Hahaha! I'll keep trying!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday 9-10:30 Bikrams Bali - Andrew (love this teacher!)

I had another awesome class today. This teacher rocks. He gives everyone really awesome corrections. Today he told me something that totally makes sense... Now. Why didn't anyone else tell me this before? In the floor bow pose relax my stomach. It is automated response is to flex and protect the inner organs. However our goal is to flex the back and relax the stomach allowin you to roll forward and balance on your hips. He explained how muscles worj together in opposition. Ex- when the bisep flexes the tricep relaxes. This is the same in the bow pose - the back flexes and the stomach muscles relax. It is hard to untrain bad habits but I will keep trying.

He also spoke about how Bikram went off when someo e lifted their handsin cobra. They do that at my studio. He also said there are many different types of yoga and many different ways to do postures. In Bikrams we are aiming to do them all the same way. Other classes you can work on other goals.

My long toes are working.

My ankle clicked yesterday when I was surfing. Something is not quite right with it. There is some pain on the inside of the ankle. I will monitor this and not hurt it more.

My shoulders were hurting today because I surfed with Annina at 6:30- small and closey- I can't see what I'm tyling on my phone now .. So done!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Saturday 10-11:30 Bikrams Bali - Andrew (Colorado)

Today is Jonny's 35th birthday and he wanted me to be happy and go to yoga. We had a new teacher today his name is Andrew and he is from Colorado. He gave me a good correction - keep my toes long - don't curl them. I tried it during the back strengthening series and my legs went higher easier.

There was banging at the end of class. He thinks he can make the wokers stop for yoga. I say, welcome to Bali!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tuesday 9-10:30 Bikrams Bali - Marcello

There were 9 people in class today. I like the flow of Marcello's class.

None of my sore parts are hurting me. I guess it was good to have a break from yoges.

I like getting yoga done in the morning.

I have a big white belly. The rest of me is tanned. I am pretty sure my body is all messed up from going off the pill. Last time I went off I got bacne and this time I am gaining weight. I am sure it will sort itself out. I just have to stay happy and be me. I have to try not to think negative thoughts about myself.

Monday 5-6:30 Bikrams Bali - Macello - Annina!!

Annina did her second Bikrams class today and she rocked it! I felt bad for her because the teacher had an accent (Portugese?) and really fast, so fast it was funny.

This class was easier than I thought. I was still sore from my first class back but this teacher was so quick and we were at triangle before I knew it.

On the way to yoges on the bike a motorbike crashed right in front of us. We stopped and checked and left. The dude was out of it. His bi. Cheek smashed on the ground!! It made my heart speed up!!

I realized that I paid too much for my two weeks. I could have gotten two weeks unlimited for 880 000Rp. I paid 1 121 000Rp for ten classes. I asked about that but they said they would have to ask the boss. I will try again tomorrow and see what they say.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday 4-5:30 Bikrams Bali - Dennis

Yay! I'm back at yoga and I am feeling more positive already. I got ten classes and I have sixteen days to do them. They only have two classes a day and one on Sunday. I will hqve to coordinate my classes with the tide chart. I'm looking forward to doing so many classes in Bali.

The motorbike ride was easy and I found it first try. There was no traffic on the way back. I equate this to being a weekend day.

Our teacher was awesome. He made us work hard and he didn't let me cheat. I realize now that WHY does not push me enough or give enough corrections. I even thought about returnig to Bikram's but I do like the variety at WHY. It gives me a lot of new moves to use at school. Maybe I will switch to Y yoga sometime. Maybe when Azelia goes??

Good correction: in the split leg head to knee one use a wider stance and my head will go to my knee. It worked.

He also told me to try in the back strnghening - he one where you lay on oir arms and bring both legs up - go up wide then bring them back together but I didn't get to try that one cause I didn't know he was talking to me. Next time.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday 8-9:30 Hot Yoges - Angela

I went into class today thinking I was going to come back and do the noon class as well - but there is no way I am going back in that studio again today. I was strong at the start but halfway at triangle I got sick feeling. It didn't help that Angela kept breaking the flow of the class to teach corrections and technique. I like that - don't get me wrong - and the new kids needed that... it is just I needed to keep it moving today. I sat down for the second half of triangle and the second half of head to knee and I didn't do the laying down bow. I thought of a lot of theories why I wasn't feeling good or why today wasn't a good day for me... but I kept trying to go back to my breath and quit thinking so that I could just plough through. OH well.. it is done and we are off to Bali tonight. I am not going to do any classes there - just surf and walk. I will try and do some stretching on the beach before surfing... and then when I come back I will dive right back into my yoges and dance.

See ya when I get back!!! SURF TIME with screwed ankle styles!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday 4-5 Hot Yoges - Leo

I was thinking... I forgot to say that Erin is so cute and bouncy. She has so much energy!! I was really feeling the effects of her class today when I was walking around. I am going to try and do her flow class again.

The girl that put her mat right down in front of Azelia the other day was right beside me and she talked to me at the end of class. She is a dancer and dances at Harbour. She had some sort of accent. I was trying not to talk too much because she asked me in the studio when you are supposed to be quiet. I have an opinion in my mind and I don't want to right it down.. thumper style.

I love Leo's class. We did a two minute plank today. We also did a balance, core stretch at the end that I think I will put in my warm-up: sit on bottom, hold big toes in front of you, release left arm and bring it behind you and twist to the left. Repeat right and repeat all. Kinda like the stretch we used to do in baby ballet but then we did one leg then the other then both.. this one is straight up and with a twist.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Monday 12-1 Hot Yoges - Erin - Azelia!

This class was packed! Erin is an awesome teacher. She made me smile and sweat. She stretched me out and gave me lots of things to work on. I love that.

Afterwards Azelia and I got free slurpees from 711 and Andrew came by and we all had a nice little chat.

Saturday 12-1:15 Flow - Erin - Azelia!

This was a fun class! Azelia and I got to do head stands, hand stands, and donkey kicks??? Jumps? What a great way to spend a rainy summer July day? (Too bad there are so many of them!! Oh well.. off to Bali in two more days!!)

OH! And there is a stretch I want to put into next years warm-up: laying bow pose and tip to the right and stretch your quad and repeat left. That felt nice!! ANd.. fish pose - laying on back, propped on shoulders, head back.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday 8-9:30 Hot Yoges - Sarah

I love these 8am classes. There is lots of space to yoges.

My shoulder is feeling a lot better. It isn't back to normal yet but it doesn't hurt when I raise it above my head anymore. This is a good thing!

My tummy hurt today in class.

One of the girls beside me or behind me smelled. I would want to know if I smelled in class but I don't think I would want anyone to tell me. Maybe a close friend or family member - but not a random from the class.

The girl behind me was fidgety. I caught myself glaring at her and I stopped and focussed on myself. No more teacher. I am just a student of summer.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday 8-9:30 Hot Yoges - Angela

It was hot and super sweaty today. The heater went off once and Angela left the room to go and turn it back on. I like the 8am classes. There were only 6 people in class. Angela was giving a lot of corrections. She told us that a flexed foot is stronger and works more muscles than a pointed toe in balancing postures. So, I am pretty sure we all tried it. It feels different - but I like the pointed toe better...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday 5:15-6:30 Yin - Leo - Azelia

This was Azelia's first yin class. Her hips are a lot more flexible than mine. That class feels good when you are done but it is still hard for me to sit still when I am in those poses for so long!

Sunday 4-5 Hot Yoges - Leo - Azelia!

The heat was working today - not fully but it was working and I think they had the humidity still cranked - so it was sweaty! I was making pools of sweat on my towel and mat.

There was a rude girl who put her mat right in front of Azelia - we moved her and smiled though it. She must be young... or just rude.. I don't know.

I am getting really excited for Bali now. That is where my brain went the most. Jonny is making shirts to give to our friends - Benesari Surf Crew. I made a logo using Illustrator before I went to yoges. 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday 4-5:30 HOt Yoges - Lola

No heat again today but Lola cranked the humidity and we did the class the same. I was dripping sweat but a little bit cold in the floor part. The heat will be back tomorrow.

Thoughts - make a walking playlist with a stopping and watching song. Whenever that song comes on I have to stop and sit and watch stuff. Then I thought.. how could I make that into a school project? Hmmm... Walking ... whenever the song comes on you have to dance... that could be a cool new warm-up idea.... it would give you time to think about movements that you wanted to do the next time that song came on.

Thursday 10:30 - 12:10 C wall attempt!

My plan was to walk the C wall from G town and back around to Y town home. It was cloudy when I set out. I was only wearing a t-shirt. It started to lightly mist when I was at the rowing club. I decided I would cut through the the totem poles in case it started to rain more.. but I didn't even think of going back yet. I wanted to walk the whole C wall.

It started pouring and I ... and others were basically running from tree to tree - well walking quickly. It would have been fine if I was running but I was only at the water park. I stood under the bridge and texted Jonny. He told me to tuck in somewhere and get some hot chocolate. I decided to cut through the park. I walked passed the "Spirit" train and the aquarium and a really cool play area. I think we should go and check that out on a nice day with Belle and Laya. I made it back to the parking lot close to the rowing club again. From there I walked under the bridge and up the street in between Georgia and Robson. I crossed over at Thurlow and went through my Breadgarden alley until Burrard then I zig zagged home.

It had stopped raining by the time I got home and my bangs had dried. I was wet and cold and hungry.

I guess I will have to try to do this walk again next day Jonny goes to work and hopefully it will be sunny!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday 8-9:30 Hot Yoges - Angela

There was no heat in the studio today. Instead of savasana in between all the floor exercises we did a vinyasa. That worked... I was sweating and we finished the 90 minute class in 70.

I am feeling fat and bloated again. I hope I can get a positive body image going on for Bali. I hope that going grocery shopping will help that out... eating healthier... and saving money. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday 8-9:30 Hot Yoges - Sarah - Azelia!!

This was Azelia's first 90 minute hot and she did awesome.

I have a numbness in the tip of my right big toe. It happened about half way through the class. I started Googling it but it just gave me a lot more worries... so I will wait a bit and see if it goes away. More than likely it is a pinched nerve.

I thought of more stuff.. but I am hungry!! Happy Canada Day! 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday 6:15-7:15 Grooving - Eric - Azelia!

OK - I think I learned this already before... but the plan should really be dance to yoga... or have a bigger break in between because I was still sweating from yoga and red when I got there... and it is more acceptable to be red and sweaty in yoga than it is in dance class.

It was a fun class but I felt heavy, sweaty, and pooped.

Azelia is doing a lot better!! Keep up the good work!!!

Eric said he knew what he wanted to be when he grows up.. he wants to be a Transformer!! He had just come from the movie and he said it was awesome.. I can't wait to go and see it!!! 

Thursday 4-5:30 Hot Yoges - Lola

That felt awesome. I haven't been to a 90 minute hot in a long time. They are my favourite class. I am going to try and do them as much as I can until Bali!!

Lola was our teacher today. I have never had her before but I recognized her but I don't know where from. She did a good job leading the class.

I thought about letting go the teacher today. Try not to give corrections in my head. I failed.. I am still in teacher mode but I am going to continue with this goal. Focus on me and forget about the class - it is summer!!

I thought about my Ipad/ Technology ideas for school. I have to start a list of those and get started on them. I am very excited to implement my ideas.

I am off to meet Azelia at Grooving now. I haven't been to dance in a long time! Now.. it is summer and I can dance whenever I want! YAY! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday 6-7am Hot Yoges - Sarah - Azelia!

Azelia kicked ass this morning in the front row. I can't even sit here and tell you that I let her win... cause  she WON hands down - and I ain't playing!

It was a full, hot kick ass, hard Sarah class. She snuck in three planks at different times. I had to give up at the killing hip flexor abs at the end. My hip flexors are weak and sore... they need rest. I am looking forward to summer vacation so I can do some different classes. It is time to get in shape for BALI!! Surf training!! 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday 2-3 Hot Yoges - Angela

I left school early today to get to the 2pm class. It was really hot and not too many people. I hated Angela's warrior series but everything else was fine. We did a side plank dragonfly at the end. That was weird but I liked it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday 6-7am Hot - Sarah - Azelia

I still don't feel into yoges this week-  but I am going to go every morning.... Azelia and I stood right beside each other and sweat out any liquids that were inside of us. I am so happy to have a morning yoga buddy! 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday 6-7am Hot - Angela - Azelia!

Whoa - It was Monday morning. I sweat out everything that was in me. Tomorrow will be better. Azelia was awesome. We are going to dance today after work too - tag team off. I am doing a 4pm class and she is going to do the 5 - I think. I haven't been dancing in over a week... hockey smockey!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday 6-7am Hot Yoges - Leo

This is the morning after the Stanley Cup riot! There were only 6 people in class this morning - 7 with Leo. I had a great class with only a little snot. I can't wait to be feeling 100% again - I am going to appreciate it. I am happy today. It is sunny. It feels like it should be a Friday but it is the last normal day of classes. 

Injuries: left ankle - was sore today - too much stomping in tap I think. 
left shoulder - still sore but I did everything. 
right hip flexor - I didn't do all the leg lifting on the right side - still trying to rest it so it can heal. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday 6-7am Hot Yoges - Angela

YAY! I am not feeling as sick anymore. I think tomorrow will be an even better class. It was nice to have Angela's class today. I am looking forward to Leo tomorrow. AND.. I can't wait to make Azelia's mat holder. Jonny and I picked her out a nice strap from Dressew yesterday. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday 6-7am Hot Yoges - Sarah - Azelia!

I was so tired this morning.. but I went. I walked outside and the rain was sprinkling so lightly that I thought it wasn't rain but maybe a sprinkler - cause it was sunny... but it was all over not just by the grass - so it was rain. Weird, light rain.

Azelia was there - and Danielle. It was pretty full this morning and I stood in the second row next to Azelia. My nose was full of snot but I held off blowing till I got home - just cause it is such gross snot!! I didn't want to share or snort in class. Eww!! Anywho - I did the best I could and I am done... until tomorrow!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday 6-7am Hot Yoges - Sarah

I was pooped this morning. I stood in the back row behind the old, skinny, fat man who's feet were always in my face and who wiggled and all over the place. I think he must have an injury or a disability though... so I was calm - but I am never standing near him again because he is inconsiderate about the space that he uses. I don't like the back. But, I wanted to be able to cheat and not try hard if I so desired. I was just happy I made it there.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday 6-7am Hot Yoges - Leo

I am still sick. I am at the yucky phlegm part which makes me gag and want to puke sometimes. Yucky! Azelia didn't show up this morning. I hope she is feeling ok. There were only 17 people in class this morning. I stood in the second row because I knew I wasn't going to try my hardest. My right hip flexor and left shoulder are still aching so I didn't do the things that aggravated them. It was good to be in class and tomorrow will be better.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wednesday 6-7am Hot Yoges - Angela

This is the first class I have been to since I was sick (again!). My right hip flexor and left shoulder are still hurting. I took it easy and didn't push myself. I wasn't feeling 100% but I did it!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday 6-7am Hot Yoges - Sarah - Azelia!

I had an awesome class this morning. My owies are still hurting - especially the right hip flexor. Azelia did awesome today. Classes are getting fun again - maybe because the Groupon people aren't there as much.. .and it is back to some of the regulars.

I was thinking about something in class today.. so much that I we did one side of the exercise and I was in another land.. then we did the other side and I wondered.. did we already to this on the right? I can't remember what got my attention though... I think Jonny's print shop...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday 6-7am Hot Yoges - Leo - Azelia

I had an awesome, fun class today. Azelia is awesome and Leo is funny. Azelia and I like to fake smile when we are in pain. We are the only ones smiling - then again - Leo is smiling. I am sitting in my drama 8 class right now - waiting for them to stop talking - so far.. they are still talking. Still waiting... hmmmm...

I will tell you about one of Leo's exercises: We did the high plank lift up the right leg and bring it into the right tricep then down to the wrist and repeat. Then do it with the left leg. OUCH! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 HH2 - JP

I wonder if we will do this routine again next week. I hope so... I like the two week routine thing. There are a couple of parts I was getting stuck on too and I know if I had another week I will get it. I can't remember the song - I had it in my head all the way home.. and through sushi.. but I forgot it now... oh well.. next week!

Wednesday 6-7am Hot Yoges - Angela

Well - today is the start of a new month and no challenge! I didn't succeed in my challenge but I am ok with it. It was a tough month to try and get 37 classes in and as Jonny says - it is just a number that I made up. This month is the last month of school before summer and I am going to try to keep on with the 6ams - even though I rolled over this morning and almost went back to sleep - and I am going to do my two new favourite dance classes at Harbour - Mondays with Stu and Wednesdays with JP. I may go to Grooving with Azelia once in a while too - just for fun.

Injuries I am working with: Left shoulder - I don't know what I did to it - but it has been hurting in certain positions - when I bend it low and behind me especially - for about a week .. or more now. Left ankle - not bending. Right Hammy - just doing its usual cycle of hurting/ not hurting. Right hip flexor - is killing me!! I don't remember when I did it... but I want it released - reminds me.. I should google how to do that on my own!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday 6-7am Hot Yoges- Angela - 37 CMBC#30

I didn't want to get up this morning - but I did!! It is raining. I felt tired and sleepy and hungry. I felt good after class. Today is a pro-d day - so I didn't feel rushed. I thought about Jonny and how awesome he is to hang out with my family when we were so tired yesterday. He is the best husband ever!

I didn't do any yoga this weekend - and I am cool with having my challenge ending at 33 classes. I did a lot this month and I have been sick - and had a wedding... I have had an awesome birthday month!! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday 6-7am Hot - Sarah - 37 CMBC#28

This morning was packed! Danielle was on the opposite side of the room from me - I could see her through all the people and we waved. I miss our smaller, not-so-hot 6am classes. Where are all the people coming from?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday 6:15-7:15 Grooving - Eric 37 CMBC#27- Azelia!

Azelia came to class tonight. It was a fun and sweaty class. It was relaxing. I was thinking about JP's class though. I love his class. This one is just a nice sweaty break but it does give me some cool teaching ideas.

At the end of this class we played a game where Eric would point to students and they would have to make up a groove.

Thursday 6-7am Hot Yoges - Leo - 37 CMBC#26

I was tired when I woke up this morning. I was having a really weird dream about ... ahh.. I can't remember... wait.. exercise machines and surfing and a race - and someone who could pull their teeth out. ??? In a university somewhere new... ???

Anywho - I had a good class once I woke up. It is the first time in a while that I didn't have to blow snot out during class. I know.. gross.. but yay - maybe I will be free from sickness forever now!! PLEASE!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday 5:30-6:30 Hip Hop - JP - 37 CMBC#25

Class 25 - on the 25th of May. I am behind and I don't like it but I will let it go. I will make it to 37 by June 1. One extra day is ok with me! I am not going to have a "challenge" for June - but I wonder how many classes I will get in that month... without the pressure?
We did the same song as last week and I killed it! YAY! I love this class. I might have to start going on Sundays too.