Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

Fire alarm testing today- Roxana speaks well over it but I can tell she hates it. She said after class she is going to see if they can move the testing in between the two classes. I don't see why that would be a problem.

I was a zombie getting out of bed this morning. I didn't sleep well. I don't think either of us have been sleeping well this week. Oh well - the weekend is here and we can.. no… we never get to sleep in! haha.. but man do we go to be early well. Reverse sleeping in!

I had an ok class. I missed one standing bow and one set of triangle. (I only did up to the lunge.)

Right hip has been hurting this week. Left hip is feeling better. The left lower back still has that crunchy that came with the hip - but I think it is getting better. No… it is getting better.

SUN! Hard to believe it was snowing at the start of this week. Fingers crossed for sun this weekend so I can walk and skate with my family!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday 6 -7:30am Bikram Cambie - Onkar

I didn't get a full night sleep last night. Jonny woke up sometime in the night with a bad back. He got even less sleep! Poor guy - he is getting old - he needs yoga!

I almost talked myself out of even going at all this morning. But Jonny encouraged me to go even though he probably could have used my help this morning.

I was also hungry because I was awake so early… so I didn't have the best class. It wasn't the worst either. I didn't push myself as hard as I could have but I didn't totally slack off. I didn't do the triangle at all. I did everything else.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Roxana

Roxana is so happy in the mornings when I sign in. I am always glad to be in her class. This week I get to take her class Friday too. (Onkar on Wednesday)

I figured out my problem!!! It isn't that I am getting old or trying too hard - I am dehydrated!! Yesterday after dance I gulped down a lot of water. I felt thirsty and drank large glasses of water right up until bed time. I had to get up and pee three times in the night - but in yoga today I had a great class. I was still hot and thirsty but I didn't have to not do things. It all makes sense now. Since the baby I have been tired… Jonny and I have both been tired so we have been having a pop in the afternoons - instead of my usual water - pop dehydrates - so yesterday - I didn't have pop and I drank a lot of water and this morning I had the kind of class I want to have!! SO - my goal for this month (Feb. 24 - March 24… or longer) is to drink only Jonny's morning juice, water, and peppermint tea when we go for walks. No pop! It will be hard because I know my body is used to getting it.. but oh well… I will live. If I do need a pop or a treat just make sure it is on a day that I am not going to 6am yoga the next morning. Let's see if this helps.

I did up to the lunge in the first set of triangle and sat for the second set of triangle. I am working it back into my practice. I did everything else! YAY ME!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday 3:40 - 4:40 Hip Hop - JP

Navid was teaching a different class at the same time. I saw him as I went in. I am glad I went. I almost didn't go… again.. but Jonny made me. Thank-you.

I had a good warm-up and got all the choreo but brain farted a couple of times when we did it in groups. focus! 

Anywho - I am going to try and go back next week and it will be even better.

I was hoping to see Wilson in the class before but she wasn't there. Maybe next week? 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday 9:35 - 1:30 Ya… We Dance!

I taught the warm-up. I did the first two songs of my warm-up that I do at school. Then I took three classes.

First class: Melissa Medalla teaching Grooving.
This was a fun class. Melissa had a good game that I can use in class. After you teach some of the grooves (Biz Markie, Kid n' Play, Wop, Running Man, Cabbage Patch, Humpty Hump - those are all I can remember right now) You make a party atmosphere and move around the space until she calls out a groove and then you dance with the people you are near. Sometimes she will tap someone and they have to call out a groove. And, sometimes she will yell out random movements that you gotta do. It was fun.

Second Class: Victor Tran teaching Break
I learned a new move in this class but I can't remember what it is called. I went up into a handstand and cross your legs together and twist your body. And he taught us how to get into it from the ground.
He also taught a little choreo with swipes and changing knees and turning on the knees.

Third Class: Navid Charkhi teaching Hip Hop
This one was my favourite. It was a smooth piece that had slow and quick parts. It flowed super nice and felt good to do. It made me miss Harbour. I gotta get back there! (if I can move this weekend! I am sure I will be feeling all of this tomorrow.)

Friday 6 - 7:30am Bikram Cambie - Patrick

Patrick was telling more stories that I couldn't hear today. I know he was talking about John Mackie. All I heard was his name and then I started thinking about the Manwolf videos on IG. Then I heard this little snippet, "… like when you eat dead horses." I look around and wonder - why am I the only one with this odd reaction on my face? He must not have said that… but still I imagine people eating dead horses and I think of The Walking Dead. My mind finally figures out that he must have said, "… like when you eat ten courses." So funny. 

I tried to do the triangle on each side but sat for the second set. I will get it back. I zoned out a couple of times cause I was tired and thinking about random things. Christian popped in for a bit. 

It was nice to stay the whole class and not rush to leave at the end. Next week I have my spare in the morning Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - so three more full classes :-) 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Ulrike

Today my goal was to do everything - period! But, once again the heat got the best of me. I wonder if I have had any good classes since I have been pregnant? Maybe it is time to switch it up and do the evening classes for a while… I would end up skipping them. haha… I have to get it done and over with. But.. it is a thought…

Ulrike helped me with my standing bow - keep hips straight and use inner thigh. It helped me hold it longer.

I started to do the triangle but it hurt my hip still so I laid out of that one. Then, I thought, did it really hurt that much or are you just used to having a break at this time? I feel like I am not improving just getting set in my old habit ways - which made me think that changing to the evenings might be a way to switch it up. 6am classes have always been more difficult for me. Hmmm… I will try some out during spring break and see how it goes.. maybe when it gets lighter in the evenings it will be easier to do more stuff. BUT.. that could be family skate time… hmmm…

Anywho -time to teach :-)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday 6 - 7:15am Bikram Cambie - Patrick

I look forward to one day having waterproof hearing aids so I can hear what this teacher is saying. It seems like he has some good things to say and I don't catch any of it.

It was HOT again today and I did about the same as Saturday except I got to leave early! PHEW! I was so thirsty.. and hot.. and slow to get changed and get out of there.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday 9:30 - 11am Bikram Kits - Mari

It has been a rough couple of weeks - first week with my hip and this last one with the passing of one of Jonny's best friends. It sucks. It doesn't make sense. I wish we could go back in time and drag him back out here and get him a girl and a family. Anywho - we can't go back in time… so I guess we just have to remember the good times we had with him and watch out for others that might fall down the same path.

Today's class was difficult and hot. There were two golden ladies complaining about the heat in the change room. Hey - they were there and they did their best… same as me. No sense complaining about it. We are lucky to be alive and get to attend this class.

My hip and back are still wonky.

I was thinking in the class - is it because I am getting old that these classes seem more difficult for me or is it because I am adding more intensity now that I am getting better at it. Maybe I should try not to add so much intensity so I can do the whole call without taking breaks.

Anywho - glad I went. It is always difficult after a hiatus. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday 6 - 7:30 Bikram Cambie - Ulrike

Ok - I have to get into physio or massage - now the back of the right hip is hurting too. Something is out of whack. It isn't that bad - just annoying and I know it could be better and may make other things go out of whack if I don't get it fixed. I will try to call a place today and go before or after the dentist.

Other than the hip I had a good class. I tried hard. It wasn't too hot but I still go super dizzy during the balancing portion of the class. It was almost cold when you were standing up. It made me wonder.. maybe it isn't the heat that is making me dizzy? Maybe I have cancer! Why do brains always think that way? Maybe it is 6am and I am doing strenuous exercise on an empty stomach? That is more likely.

Anywho… It is a nice sunny, cold day today and I am looking forward to hanging out with my boys and seeing my two favourite cousins.