Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday 6-7:15am Bikram Cambie - Mari

Wooo - it was hot today and I struggled. I wish I had consistent stamina. I wish I didn't let the heat affect me so much. Let it - I mean I wish it didn't bother me so much. It really does lower my ability to do well and have a good class. I guess that is my new goal- to increase stamina in the heat and have a good class every time.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Mari

This morning I left after spine strengthening. This is it. This is the time to go and still have time to deal with whatever is waiting for me at school before school starts. (Like three boxes of sweats and a swarm of eager kids awaiting their new gear.)

Good class - left hip still no triangle on that side.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Triple Threat at the Bayshore with Shirley

I did not feel like dancing. Hangover day 2! BUT, I went and I danced … and then the boys met me and we walked home and ate and slept. I wish this dance convention would have been a different weekend but I am glad I went. It was nice to hang out with Shirley and dance. She is a crazy one! (Just like me!) 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday 6-7:30am Bikram Cambie - Patrick

I had an awesome class today. The heat wasn't as debilitating as usual which allowed me to exert myself more. I was still dripping with sweat and by no means cold - it was just easier to breathe and try harder in each posture.

Tierny was on the schedule but Patrick was teaching. He said that next time we weren't in a 6am he would challenge me more. I said I am good chilling. But, that just shows that I was having a good class. YAY! I feel great. Time to get ready for dress rehearsal.. and I just need one more piece of work from one student.. and then my report cards will be done.

Halfway through stress week! Party at the end! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:25am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I started strong and finished weak. Maybe I tried too hard at the start? I just couldn't force myself to try during spine strengthening and I took a lot of breaks. I was super hot and sweaty. I had a great balancing series though.

Report cards and GO! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Ulrike

This morning when I was signing a woman talked to me. She said that she had seen me, my husband, and baby crossing the road. I usually don't speak to anyone at yoga unless Carrie is there. She stood in front of me in class. It looks like she has some sort of injury - knee or hip? That sucks.

I had a really good class. I have noticed some improvements. In my standing head to knee I have a better grip on my foot. I am able to keep my fingers locked instead of them sliding apart. I am also able to do toe stand. I did both sides today. YAY! My abs are back!

I am still having left hep problems and am not doing the triangle on the left.

I tried to skip four back strengthening exercises today. I was just in another world.

I did the whole class today because I have my spare first block. I was in the car at 7:43 and I still got here by the first bell. I don't know what I am going to do tomorrow. Part of me says leave after spine strengthening just in case there is an accident… but another part of me knows I could stay till rabbit…

Anywho.. time to do report cards! BOO! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday 6-7am BYV Express Kits- Roxana

When I greeted Roxana this morning she was talking about a split shift with Lisa and thinking this was the full class and not the hour. I didn't quite understand what she was getting at. I smiled and couldn't think of how to respond - so went and got ready.

Class went so quick. Roxana kept is moving but still had so much to say about every posture. I can see how teaching the one hour class might be a bit stressful because there is less time to do everything and there is still a lot to do and say.

My left hip is really hurting again. I did the triangle in warm up with the x block yesterday and I did some of the kids leg extensions… oops. I will take it easy today in class.

My left wrist is also hurting. I hurt it in LA picking up Christian. I re-hurt it again - but not as bad - last weekend.. picking up or holding Christian. It just felt like it had to click. It isn't too bad… just annoying.

There was a larger girl behind me today. (I don't know why she chose to wear smaller clothes than normal people) Anywho, that turned me off because I saw her butt in the change room when she bend down - get some shorts that fit! But, when she was doing her yoges she did pretty awesome. Some moves she couldn't do because her body was in the way but I was thinking if she keeps it up… that should get easier and easier. (And her shorts will fit!)

I also remembered that Carrie called me at the end of practice yesterday. I said I would call her back but I got so wrapped up in the end of practice and calling a kids mom… and packing up and leaving.. then I got home.. and fed my boy… and Jonny fed me.. then bath time.. then.. bed! I didn't think about Carrie until yoges!! I hope she is ok. I couldn't even hear her over the music when I answered the phone yesterday. I should have just let the phone get it and then I would have seen that she called and called her. NEXT TIME! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday 6-7:25am Bikram Cambie - Mari

There was an accident on the bridge this morning. It was my first time being late. I was 15 minutes late. I had to call the office and Sofia to make sure someone was there watching the kids. Sucked. Do I leave yoga earlier or would it have happened either way?

I struggled a bit but it wasn't as hot as yesterday. Mari wasn't wearing the headset. I tried to just tune out and do my thing and get out of there.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday 6 - 7:25am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

I left right after rabbit again and made it to school in time. I guess this is my new plan. I am pooped today. I don't know why - I slept really early last night. Jonny was ready to crash as soon as I got home.

Anywho - it was hot. I struggled a bit but didn't miss anything.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday 12 - 1:30 Contemporary Jazz - Julio

We did a waltzy r'n'b song. I don't know the name of it but it is an older one with a girl singing… ya. I loved the warm up. He added side planks with a twist - one of the girls did them in their warm-up this week. I will have to mention that. And he did push-up pulses and come back up with one leg up… ya.. I couldn't do those. He did four sets of those. I am going to try that at school again.

The choreo was a feel good. There was a cool twist down to your knee with one leg extended and a fun star jump up from sitting. I had it and then I lost it by my last run. I left feeling defeated as shiny 12 year olds sparkled around me. Exaggerating. I am pooped.

I guess if I got to go all the time I would shine more easily. Once every two weeks isn't going to improve me. I have to work on making more dance time. 

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

Today is a pro-d day so I got to do the whole class. It was a hot class and I struggled. Again, I tried not to focus on all the reasons why I wasn't doing awesome in class but my mind just naturally reflects.

Anywho - it is done. I am going to jazz at noon and then skating with the boys. It looks like it is going to dry up to be a nice day - fingers crossed! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday 6 - 7:25am Bikram Cambie - Michelle

I had to cover for the band teacher this morning. I didn't want to leave early but I didn't want to stress out either. SO, I left right after rabbit which was 7:25. I made it to school by 8:15. I didn't have to bug the teacher with locking the door because the next front desk person was there already. I think I will do this every time I have to teach first block now.

This class was rough on me. I was dizzy from trying so hard. Michelle just says so much good stuff and I try way too hard to everything that she says. Or, maybe I was just having a bad day? I don't know. I was going through all the reasons why I was feeling the way I was and there are a plethora of excuses. Perhaps just going over them in my head was making me worse. Quit thinking dork!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Mari

I stood in the far right front corner nook today in hopes of not having too many people around me. Unfortunately bald tight short guy who doesn't move at the same time as everyone else in the class stood diagonal behind me. Since I get so many visual cues to make up for my deafness I found him very annoying.

I tried hard and was our of breath during the balancing series. I skipped left triangle... same ol'... it was great to do the full class. I kept worrying about Thursday because I told the band teacher I would watch her class first block Thursday - so I am going to have to go by the door and leave a little bit early to get to school in time.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday 6 - 7am BYV Express Kits - Roxana

There was a new student who stood behind me and he did a pretty good job for an older guy. Roxana did a good job going quick and explaining to the new student. It seems like a lot to squish in in this fast paced one hour class. I could tell she was stressed but she did an awesome job. I think one of the ladies got mad at her for being late letting us out of class one time and she hasn't let that go. You can't please everyone in the class all of the time. And those complainers - can go to another class if they don't like it. There are three studios and many other teachers and times - if you don't like it... leave! 

Anywho- I had a good class. It was nice to be able to do a whole class and I look forward to next week when I can do the whole 1.5 hour class because I have my spare block in the mornings! YAY!