Wednesday, April 24, 2013

bikram yoga challenge, days 6-10

saturday, april 20

day #6: FAIL.

my excuses today: i was at the do it your own damn self craft show today, and had to work at 7 pm...until they called me, at 6 pm, that i was cancelled. go figure. could've made it to the 6:30 pm class but ugh...scheduling at my work sucks!

sunday, april 21

day #7: FAIL.

i was so exhausted by the time i got off of work this morning, i had to go home and crawl into bed.

i woke up around 2 in the afternoon, and could have probably made it to the 2:30 class, but, i was just so doggone lazy.

goal: do better!

monday, april 22
day #8, class #5
wicker park, 8 pm

i haven't been to a bikram class that was *this packed* since i was in new york for a week.

i have no idea how many people were in attendance, but there were a ton. of course, i arrived justbeforeclasstarted and ended up squeezing in right next to the wall...and the thermostat. very disturbing, that thermostat. i kept checking it...hottest it registered was 107 degrees, but, it was a pleasant 107. ha!

tuesday, april 23
day #9, class #6
wicker park, 12 pm

what a difference a day makes. i think there were like 10 people in this afternoon's class. today's fail: dandayamana janushirasana - standing head to knee. i've got some massive lower back pain trying to reach my foot in this pose! keep working on it...

wednesday, april 24
day #10, class #7
wicker park, 10 am

so today's 1/3 into the challenge, and, i am 3 classes short. i hope to get back on schedule by this weekend, since i'll be off!

my tuladandasana - balancing stick pose - was very strong today, bilaterally. finally! i'm also making progress with supta vajrasana - fixed least my butt is able to touch the floor now, without my knees protesting in sheer pain!

gotta work tonight and tomorrow night, but i am hoping that i will have enough energy after work tomorrow morning to make it to class...we'll see...

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Great job! Slow and steady wins the race.

You will find, as you get stronger and more fit, your back problems may decrease.

I started a similar journey 18 months ago with huge lower back pain and now have almost none and my posture is so much better.

Keep at it!