Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Onkar

Last night the fan in the boy's room started making a broken sound, which woke him up and made him cry, which woke us up. So, this morning when the alarm went off for 5:40am I turned it off and rolled over. I thought you can go later when Jonny gets home from work. But I knew that that wouldn't work somehow and I would end up not going. So, I rolled out of bed and dragged my sleepy ass to the studes.

I had a pretty good class for 6am. I didn't miss anything and I tried hard the whole time. I did die of heat a little bit but I used one of my old bad habits - the face cloth as a fan technique - to cool myself down. Not supposed to fidget.. but man did that breeze from my wet, sweaty face cloth rocking back and forth  above my head feel good!

Three more yoga classes and two more dance classes planned before we go away.. then I will run and surf! I am so excited for our road trip. I have so much to do before we go.. but can't wait!! It is going to be awesome. I love our life! 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Julio

Wow... that was fast and intense. I love this class. I am scared of this class. This class makes me happy and hurts me all at the same time. It is perf!

WE had an awesome warm-up with tons of stretching and strengthening. My favourite were the retire to penche balance things. I wish my kids were good enough to put those in a warm-up. Maybe I will throw them in one day for fun/ torture.

The choreo was super fast and exact. It was hard to finish all the moves and Julio talked about not getting into the habit of not finishing all the moves.

We did three groups in the end. I was in the third group. The first time I was behind the music and the second I was almost there and the third time felt good. You gotta have three chances. Then we did it all together one more time.

I had an awesome sweaty class. I look forward to Friday :-)

- Don't look in the mirror
- change spots
- turn feet in in parallel
- don't cheat all movements when it is fast

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday 10 - 11:30am Bikram Cambie - Christine

I love Christine! I haven't had her as a teacher in a long time. I remember having her a lot right after the Christian was born. She had just done the 8am class. I know... because I was early and I saw her leave to get ready before the last breathing exercise. I thought class started at 9:30 but it starts at 10 on the weekend. I have been thinking it is Monday today a couple of times now - but I know it is Sunday. Anywho.. I was early so I watched people come out and then I was the first one in.

I had the best class I have had in a long time. I think that is because it was 10am, I had had some food and juice, and because Christine knew just when to put the fans on. She is an awesome and inspiring teacher and person. Great morning! 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Patrick

I am not sure.. but I think this is the first time that I have had this teacher. I wish I wasn't deaf because I think he was cracking some pretty funny jokes. He brought energy and entertainment to the class. He talked a lot about the benefits of back bending.. like getting paid as a dancer in Vegas?! He was doing funny sexy poses and he wore tight shorts that looked like jeans but were spandex.

This was my best class so far this week. I didn't miss anything and although the heat did bother me at some times I did everything and tried hard. Patrick used the fans as intermittently as other teachers so I don't know why I was better today... unless of course because it is my third class of the week and I am just getting used to it.

Again.. I am done and I am happy to be done. I hope to dance today at noon but I heard my brother might be coming out.. so that might not happen. At least yoga is done! 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

Today I had an alright class. Mari did use the fans intermittently but as soon as I started to cool down she would turn them off. I have never been so preoccupied with the fans before. It is really a bad habit that I am getting into. I was also sitting in a spot that the sun came out on. It would go away for a little bit when someone would use the elevator and then it would be back. I didn't mind it though. The sun makes me happy.

I didn't miss anything today. Today was a lot better. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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

YAY! I made it back to dance. The class was super busy and hot! There were two quick parts and I almost got them... I got them slow.. but not quite nice like I would like with the music.

JP talked about texture. I gotta learn to add that as I learn the choreo. I focus more on just getting what comes next.

There were a lot of new faces in class and some good youngins for sure. It was nice to see.

I have one one hour class left and two one and half hour classes left. I will have to buy one hour classes before we leave and then I will buy the one and a half hour classes when we get back....

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

1 triangle

I try to take it slow and make it through this class... and I did.. but it was hot again. I had a rough time. I didn't do very well. I didn't hold everything and when I was super hot I flopped into things and didn't hold them. I wanted to be able to write down that I didn't miss anything... so I did stuff bad for a second.

Anywho - class is done and it has to be better tomorrow! Right? I can't stay this awful forever!!

And.. it is time to get back to dance! and running! 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday 8 - 9:30am Bikram Cambie - Aurora

Missed postures:
1 balancing stick
1 set of triangle

Today was a full class. I have had this teacher before.. maybe once. I recognize her either from yoga classes or I can imagine her in a contemporary dance class. She is little and cute. She speaks clearly and gives good corrections. She does make you hold each posture the full time. She used the fans well :-)

I had a better class. Anything would be better than yesterday! I still struggled during the balancing series but I am employing a new strategy. Instead of trying super hard and losing all my strength in the first set I am holding the first set in one of the early steps and then I giver during the second set. I am trying to focus on my breathing and trying to not have to miss any postures. I figure if I start writing what I miss at the top of each blog I might try harder. Let's see how it works tomorrow!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Ashley

Hot as HELL! I cried it was so hot. I placed my mat right under the fan and she didn't turn it on until the last two spine stretching and then she turned it off before I could flip over and really soak it in. Then she didn't turn it on until the very end. Usually it goes on during the balancing series I think. I never really paid attention that much before.. until I was dying today. I almost left the class.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday 6:15 - 7:45 Bikram Cambie - Danny

Yesterday morning I got up to go to 6am and the boy was already awake. So, no yoges for me. I tried to go later in the day but it was just one of those days where everything that was planned wasn't happening.

Jonny made it home in time for me to make it to the 6:15 class. YAY! I haven't done an evening class in a long time and it felt so good. The morning classes are so much harder for me. I am so stiff in the morning. I still didn't have an amazing class... but it was way better than it has been. I wonder what tomorrow's 6am will be like?

During eagle I have been doing the first set on the broken ankle side without balancing and just focusing on increasing its flexibility. The second set I balance.

There were two new people in class today. The guy was as big as Sam... or bigger actually. He was doing really well. It made me think that Sam should do this. Anywho - I can't imagine that ever happening.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I didn't want to get up this morning but I did. Yesterday I didn't get up and the boy ended up waking up anyways. Then, I felt bad all day because I didn't get my yoges in. So, up and at 'em.

My quads were tired but ok from my 117 ollies yesterday!

I did not have an awesome class. I was trying to pace myself so I could do everything but I was so hot and I had to sit down and catch  my breath. I think it has been about a month ... or more since I have had an awesome class. I am going to have to get to an afternoon class and see if that is the solution. Not that that is possible anymore... I gotta get used to these 6am's. Next year when I go back to school I am going to do the 6am's when I have my spare first block - so every second week... and Friday's the 6am one hour class... So, I can spend my after school time with my loves.

All I can do is try again tomorrow! 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxanna

I closed my eyes back up after I turned off my alarm and then I thought about going back to sleep but I got up. Because of this wise decision I am done yoga.

I had an awesome idea for a new model of human. I sweat a lot. Wouldn't it be great if you were someone like me that you could do a 6am yoga class and sweat out all your sweat and then the rest of the day you didn't sweat? So, I could go to a dance class and have dry hair... or stand in front of an audience and tell jokes (not that I would want to) but wouldn't get nervous sweat. Just a thought.

I also thought about setting up the tent at Strathcona park and trying out the skate park there. Jonny rebuked my idea already. "I don't skate parks." I guess the boy and I will go without him then.

And today the class was spiced up with a fire alarm and warning system at the end of class. I could just see the headlines: Hot yoga class gets too hot! Yogis practice in flames. Then I imagined us all practising calmly with fire around us.

Anywho - yoges is done for the day. I didn't have the most awesome class. I struggled with the heat and I still had that headache... just a little... when I moved from down to up. Nothing as bad as yesterday. I walked out of there feeling fine. I didn't have to stop and sit on my way to the car like yesterday! hahaha.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tanya

I woke up and I went. I had a weird head rushy headache tumour in my left temple. I must have slept funny. I was tired from our trip but wanting to get back into routine.. I just went. I thought I could stretch out whatever was causing the weird headache.

The headache didn't go away the whole class and it was particularly bad when I went from a down to an up position. I just slowed down and breathed. I thought of how I might have an a brain aneurism or cancer... or lip cancer... haha... then thought I was crazy. I just slept in a funny position and pinched something.. that along with it being crazy early in the morning is what is really going on.

Anywho - I did it. Now time to tackle this mountain of laundry and wash the car!! 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thursday Run 3.9 Km, 20:50 Mins

I got up to go to 6am yoges and realized that I can't get out of the basement. My gate key stopped working yesterday and I had to follow people in after yoga and I totally forgot to get a new one yesterday. I knew there was something I was forgetting... So, I climbed back into bed.. couldn't sleep and thought.. I'm going to go for a run.

It is my first run in a while and I didn't set any expectations on myself. I just decided to run whichever direction I ended up going until I felt like turning around. And that is what I did. I ran along the C wall towards English Bay and right before there... at about the rings... I turned around and headed back.

It is a beautiful morning. There were people out walking there dogs, running, bums still sleeping on benches and make shift umbrella tents on the beach. There was a tractor out moving logs off the beach and there were lots of boats still sleeping in the harbour.

Even thought I missed yoga.. it was a nice morning for a run! Today.. I will get my gate key... or we ain't going nowhere! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Tierny

So, I wasn't really IN this class. I was out there in la la land dreaming and thinking about other things. I would "wake-up" and wonder if I did the back bend or did we skip it? Why am I on the wrong foot? I was at the back so... whatever. I told myself to focus and I still drifted off into another world. I thought about why I was drifting off... and I am not tired. Then I realized the girl's voice... I wasn't really hearing her. So, I was kinda going with the flow of the class and doing it on my own. She would do this type of auctioneer speak at the end of each posture but more like a quiet mumble and instead of a sold... a change. I couldn't hear the mumble but I would hear the change or see other people move and then move.

Here are some of the things I was thinking about:
- My hair. I know everyone is sick of hearing about it but I want it back to its normal colour or blonder... I wish the Colour Oops would have worked but all this weird orangey, dark colour came back. I was thinking I might walk around to some of the places around here with cheap signs and go in and ask... tomorrow while Jonny is at work. I thought about doing it myself but what if I make it worse? I could wait for Lhasaya but I want to just hang out with her not have her do my hair. I don't want to talk about hair with her. We have so much other stuff to catch up on.

- Lhasaya. I am looking forward to our visit. I thought about Victoria and the stuff we are going to do..

-Toffino. YAY! That is going to be awesome.. but no pressure. I am so looking forward to getting back into the water. I haven't surfed in so long... my ankle is better.. no baby in my tummy.. let's do this! I am never going to get out of the water for three days.

- G's Shabin. I gotta make this happen. I can rent a tent from MEC. I am going to talk to G and make sure we do this this July. She has had the shabin for so long and I haven't been up there yet. I am going to make it happen. No excuses. Jonny and I can sleep in the truck.. or the tent.. the boy's pack and play can be set up in the tent.... I will have to have a meeting with G and see what we need. She is going to have a kid one day and go to the shabin.. why can't I? I gotta figure it out. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday 8 - 9:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

Michelle was at the front desk and she showed a lot of enthusiasm for my hair and that made me happy.

It was hot today and I struggled a bit. But I'm glad I got up and did it and it is done. When I got home Jonny had the boy all ready for swimming. Good day!