Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday 12:08-1:06 Pregnancy Bikrams

I haven't been doing this as often as I had planned. Jonny and I have been going for super long walks in the sunshine. I did it today in my spare and I will do it Thursday and Friday. (Now I just have to get out for a run!!)

I used the studio again. I skipped the savasanas at the end and was able to finish in under an hour. I don't feel like I need all the rests when I am not in the hot room. I just want to get it done and get back to work.

I thought about editing it in GarageBand to cut all the breaks so that I don't have to press the next track all the time when I am skipping the savasanas. I might do that.

My heart rate was elevated and I did create a glisten. It felt good to stretch and it feels good to be done. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday 7-8am Pregnancy Bikrams

Jonny was asleep so I started my yoga in the living room. Then I heard Ian get up and get in the shower so I thought - I hope I didn't wake him up and then I thought, I better move into my room.

I moved into my room at tree and finished the class. I skipped the savasanas towards the end and the last breathing exercise.

My left hip flexor has been sore for a while. I think it is just really tight and our of shape. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday 10-11am Yoga - Derek

Today we were in studio two because there was no modern class. One of the girls from that class took yoga. I remember her from when I used to take that modern class religiously. I remember how it used to really hurt the bottom of my feet - all the running and pounding on the balls of the feet.

The girl at the front desk - I can't remember her name right now - the one with the super bendy back and awesome jumps. So weird, I was thinking about her when I was getting ready today because I knew I would see her at the front desk. I thought, we switched hair. Her hair is long and in a half pulled back pony and mine is bobbed and pinned back. Today, I walked in and she had it bobbed with bangs. It looks really good. Weird though that I was just thinking about her hair.

We did an awesome stretch at the beginning of class that I want to do in dance class because it really killed my outer thigh. (adductor? abductor?) It also stretched the shoulders. Here is how you do it:
- lie on your back
- knees bent and on the floor
- tip to the right
- arms are open and to the side - palms up
- extend the left leg to the right side
- flex the foot and grab it with the right arm
- keep the left shoulder on the floor.
- repeat other side.

Ok- time for a breakfast walk with my my loving husband!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday Pregnancy Bikrams 9:55-11am

I am still not feeling good today. I am pretty pukey. I had to stop once before Eagle to eat a couple of crackers and drink some water. Then I was right back at it.

I used my dance studio and the audio version today. I like it best. I didn't use a mat but I used my hoodie and socks to protect my skin and head in some exercises. Hoodie under head for fish, under ankles for head to knee, and socks and hoodie under feet for fixed firm.

I cheated both days I have done this and have not done the last savasana.

I thought it would be cool to have a pregnancy class at the Bikram's studio with moderate heat. Then I thought about how many times I burped and farted during the postures. Maybe it is best to practice alone during this time. I do miss the power you get from other people in  a class and I can see how listening to the same voice is going to get boring. I will start predicting when the end of postures are.

I also thought about making a calendar and with stickers to try to do this everyday. Then I thought about coming in even when I have my spare first block and staying even when I have my spare last block to use the studio. That gets five times a week in easy. Then I thought about our road trip and doing it on the beach and looking like a nerd. And what about doing it in a campsite - dirty! I will need a dirty camping blanket.

I guess I got a bit ahead of myself. Feeling good though - minus the nauseas stomach.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday Pregnancy Bikrams 9-10am

I copied the video into DropBox yesterday, transferred it to my Mac, and Isquinted it into iTunes. Today I am off school to get an ultra sound so I decided to try the Pregnancy Birkams. When I got to fixed firm the video stopped. When I was copying it into DropBox it said it was full. I guess it didn't get all of the video. I will try transferring the last part over at school tomorrow. It would have been a lot easier if the video was available on iTunes like the Beginners' Bikrams is. I was thinking about getting that for mom - maybe she could do it at home like I am. No heat and she can take breaks if she needs to. Maybe one day she could try the heat and she will live forever!!!

Anywho, I continued with the audio version of the class. There are nineteen exercises in total and it is 1.1hours long. They have taken out the section where you lie on your stomach and some of the forward bending postures like standing head to knee and standing separate leg head to knee pose. There are some new exercises like half fish, bridge, and kneeling locust.

My goal is to do this one hour class everyday.

I could feel my muscles were tight because it was morning, I hadn't practiced in a while, and I wasn't in the heated room. At least I will keep my some of my ROM and flexibility for when I return to the hot room. AND - most importantly I will feel proud of myself.

Found a blog about a pregnant Bikram's yoga teacher. Sounds like first class back is going to be worse than the first class ever. Read Here. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday 10-11 Yoga - Derek

It wasn't raining on my walk to Harbour. On the way back it had just started and I could smell the cement. It was kind of nice. 

Yoga was good. We did a floor bow on our backs towards the end. Derek was showing me I could still get a good back stretch in without being on my stomach. 

There were only four students, including me, in the class. One of the girls was also in Jazz yesterday. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday 1-2:30 Jazz - Christina

The schedule said Moe was teaching! Boo!

I have to say I felt and looked pregnant or fat in this class. I felt tired and I had to pee at 2:15. I couldn't wait for the class to end. I danced like I was being careful and Christina wanted you to take chances and not dance safe. My lines looked bumpy and I felt like I was just catching up - not dancing in the song or making the music.

Oh well, I went. I got a work out. I danced. I will go back and keep on pregnant dancing all summer.

I got to see Allie and Zoester this morning before class. AND, Cierra was working the front desk and I got to tell her about the baby. She said she would baby sit. I would trust her!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday Run 5.28 Km 29:02 Mins

What a perfect day today is! It is my birthday and Jonny and I's first our anniversary. We slept at the Sylvia listening to the ocean in the night. I woke up to see the ocean from my bed and drink some hot chocolate and eat a bagel that Jonny went and got for me. I got up and got dressed into my running shorts and tank - that I haven't worn since last year - and I could use a bigger size now. Jonny gave me his dirty t   and I threw that over top and went with it.

We went downstairs together - Jonny went to his favourite cafe and I went to the C wall. I ran along the water in the sun until 2nd Beach. Then I went up the hill and back along the top path up and down hills until the pool and back to the Sylvia. I forgot about Glide and was a almost chafing.

I also thought I used to keep my iPod in the back pocket of my shorts but it didn't fit. I just threw it in my my nike top and hoped it wouldn't get too sweaty.

I was listening to Frank Ocean and thinking about Jonny. I was wearing my new Jonny hat that Sam and his family gave me for my birthday. Now Jonny will always be with me when I am running. hahaha!

When I got back to the hotel I texted Jonny. Then I had to go to the bathroom... and out came my snow crab from my birthday dinner. The smell was so awful that I gagged. I was able to finish up and flush before I puked in the sink. I tried to make it out of the bathroom to get away from my own shit but I had to return to release the rest of my hot chocolate and bagel. Happy birthday to me! But.. hey.. I didn't cry! 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday Power Yoga 10-11 - Derek

So cute, Belle wished me a happy mother's day this morning. I love that kid. I just worry that Sam got awesome Belle and I am going to get a Sam terror!! hahaha!!

Anywho - I am feeling betterish this week. I am feeling chubby and like no one realizes I am pregnant. I feel like I just look fat. I think about all the stupid things my mind has told me before about body image and I looked some stuff up and my feelings are not that unusual for mother's of my generation. The generation where body image became such a big focus. I guess it is still a big focus and getting worse... we have to find a way to turn it around and make it positive. I think it will happen in time.

ANYWHO - I digress!!

I went to Power Yoga at Harbour today. I think I have been once a long time ago but I am not sure if it was the same teacher. I introduced myself to the teacher before class and let him know I was pregnant. He has a very clear speaking voice and gave good directions. I really enjoyed the class. I sweat a little bit but not too much. I feel like I got a nice moderate work out. I look forward to continuing to take this class throughout the summer. It is a nice way to start the day. AND.. it is nice and sunny today! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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

Today was my first class since April 3?!!! I was feeling good again today so I went. It was a fun class. I picked up the choreo. I sweat a lot.

As I was walking back from dance I was thinking how fat I feel and look. As I was thinking this there was a woman walking towards me. As she got closer I noticed that she had a deformed cheek. I felt bad for thinking bad things about myself. I walked a little farther and there was an older woman in front of me crossing the road and she was hunched and limping painfully. I just came back from a dance class. I am making a baby. I should be thinking grateful, positive thoughts. I am disappointed in my stream of consciousness. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Run 5.39 Km 29:22 Mins

YAY! I ran two days in a row. Today I walked down the alley and ran to the left on the C wall back towards Yaletown. I went around Science World and back over the Cambie Street Bridge. The stairs on the way up to the bridge were probably the hardest part and my breath was laboured as I continued over the over the bridge. Then it started going downhill and I was able to regain some sort of normalcy. 

I guess 5'20 km/min is my pregnancy pace. I am happy with that. 

I listened to The Roots Undun - definite love! 

Thanks to Jonny for making dinner while I ran... time for some mashed potatoes and corn!! YUM! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday Run 4.26 Km 22:46 Mins

The Nike Plus worked! I had a rough morning but I was feeling ok when I got home for school today so I decided to go for a run. I want to dance but that isn't until 6:15 and who knows if I am still going to be feeling good then - so I took advantage of the moment and hit the C wall. I ran down the alley and to the right. I was trying to make it to Cactus Club again but I didn't. I was so hot and I had forgotten my hat. The sweat was dripping in my eyes. So, I decided to turn around right before the stone Inukshuk (sp?). I ran to the exit by the tennis courts. I walked from there. It wasn't that far but it was something.

I was listening to Ski Beatz - Twilight. I like it!