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!