Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hi yogis!

Thanks to those of you who have left me comments wondering if I'm ok. Yes, I'm fine! Just needed a break from yoga and yoga blogging. Apparently 54 classes in 60 days is officially TOO MUCH for me! You know how your teachers sometimes say stuff like you need to find the place between too much and not enough? Well, apparently I found out where too much is for me!
I've been practicing occasionally (once or twice a week), hanging out with friends, went to my first Crossfit class yesterday and I can barely walk or move today, joined eHarmony... so life soldiers on.
I appreciate all of your support during my Bikram 101 attempt! It's been long enough that I think it's time for a little post-morten. Where did it all go wrong?!? I really struggled with the time it took to practice. Due to the logistics of getting to the studio by car or bus, the crowds at my studio during the first few months of the year, etc. a 90 minute class was more like 2.5 hours when it's all said and done. I don't think I was eating well enough - I have a Liz Lemon-esque love of junk food - and I think I had an electrolyte imbalance the last week or two that I was practicing. I just started for feel really run down and also like I had no time to do anything but work, laundry and yoga. That being said, I still LOVE the yoga and wish I had been able to see it through.
Expect to see me back here on a regular basis talking about life and yoga...


Joy said...

Well done on what you accomplished!! I just started following your blog. :-)

I love Lemon!
"I'm gonna go talk to some food about this."

Take care,

bikramyogachick said...

Hell, even just 30 days is overwhelming for some people!
Congrats on getting your life in order and taking care of yourself. I hope eHarmony works out well for you. Perhaps I'll try it myself if you have some luck! :)

bikramyogicheryl said...

Yay! So good to hear from you again! And I'm sure we can all understand that for some people, or at some times in our lives, too much of a good thing isn't good anymore...

And yes, our classes really are 2.5 hours with the to & fro and getting ready. I would love to do a 12pm class but just can't swing it.

Anyway, really glad you're back :)

hannahjustbreathe said...

The most important thing of any challenge---hell, of your yoga practice in general---is that you learn something from the struggle. And you did. And that's all that matters. Well, that and getting back into the hot room. :)