Monday, March 15, 2010

Keep On Truckin'

I'm still going. Since Day 30, I've probably been to about 6 or 7 classes. I am actually noticing a positive difference in my legs now that I'm skipping a day or two off between classes. They're getting really toned. It's kind of shocking to be quite honest. I think the time off gives my muscles time to develop. It also gives me time to relax! I'm such a lazy bum, otherwise.

Today's class was particularly hot. I couldn't believe how tough the heat was. Everyone was "dying" around me. I couldn't get over how many grunts and groans there were. But it was abnormally hot in there. The people heading into class after us were a bit stunned by how hot it was which validated my thoughts on the matter. In other words, I knew I wasn't crazy.

I was very strong though and made it through every pose. I may not have done each pose perfectly but I worked really, really hard. Yay for me.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 30

I have made it to Day 30! Tonight I will attend the 6pm class and then take tomorrow off! (I think.) Somehow, I have managed to have amnesia after every class. I come out feeling awesome then my body starts to get a little creaky again and I think, "Time to go to class!" Then when I'm in the midst of it, I think, "Why the hell am I doing this to myself? I'll never come again," or "There's no way my brain will let me forget this pain. I am so disappointed in myself for giving up but there is no way I will come back to this torture chamber." But I do, because it's so good for me. According to Bikram, I work every gland and muscle and organ in my body with this workout. And not only is it a workout, but it also helps me attain control of my mind and body which in turn helps me in my spiritual quest to unite with God.

I have become friendlier with the people I practice with on a regular basis. Not to the point where I talk to them much but we give each other knowing smiles before or after class. Once you recognize a regular class-goer, you both can share each other's pain because we're all dying in class. When one is fading, we all start to fade. It really is a shared energy in that room. The more strength we can add to the class, the better all of our practices become. I know I am rejuvenated psychologically when I know there are a bunch of teachers practicing alongside me. Their strength automatically adds to my own.

I am really proud of myself for making it this far in my practice and hope my practice continues to be strong.