Saturday, April 18, 2009

Day 17 + a new theory

Day 17, Class 17

Ok, I've got to admit that some of the instructors I previously complained about are growing on me. Everyone has a different style and we can learn something from all of 'em. Wow - I'm starting to really feel like the bigger person here - less judgmental, etc. Whoa - gotta get back on track... Class 17. I really feel like I'm starting to get used to the heat. In the locker room after class, I heard people complaining about the heat, but the room felt normal to me. I am seeing improvement in my posture and in my shoulders which is great. Also I've noticed that class seems to go faster now. When I did yoga 2-3 times per week, class really dragged on. Now, it seems like class flies by.


Now on to my new theory. My new theory is that if you're doing Bikram every day, it's ok to eat some junk food, especially junk food of the salty variety. Yes, it would be better to eat wholesome, fresh, nutriotionally balanced food all the time, but if you're me and that's not totally realistic, you can eat some junk food. WHAT YOU CANNOT DO IS HAVE DRINKS ON FRIDAY NIGHT. You can have a drink on Friday night - one drink - a small, weak one. But having more than that will wreak havoc on your tenuous grasp on hydration. I think I might give up alcohol full stop until the end of the 30 days. Not giving up junk food though - that will have to be a 30 day challenge of its own :)


Anonymous said...

great post! it may be the same sequence and dialogue, but each teacher makes every class unique and interesting. love yr observations on yr practise--isn't it exciting to see the change?

i firmly kinda sorta believe anything salty is prolly health food when you sweat as much as we do! enjoy it, you work hard enough to. enjoy all things in moderation! ~m

Anonymous said...

I'm in the middle of 30 day challenge and I definitely eat a lot more than before. Feeling worried. Ive read about people craving healthy food and losing weight while doing 30 day challenge!