Day 33

23 Feb

After yesterday’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad class, I wanted today’s class to be great.  So I drank a ton of water in preparation and ate healthy, eating my last meal over 4 hours before class.  Before class began, my stomach was super full of water, but I figured that once I got into class and started sweating, I’d feel better.  But I was wrong…

I got into class and after 3 postures, had to sit down and then 2 seconds later, lie in savasana.  I was so nauseous, I thought I might actually puke on the floor.  I attempted a few more postures off and on, but kept having to lie down.  I was embarrassed and mad- I was standing in the front row and lying in savasana for the entire standing series!  Finally, during the first posture in the floor series, I left the room.  I knew I wouldn’t be able to do any of the floor series feeling as nauseous as I did.

I laid down outside the room for the remainder of the class, crying  (bikram makes me crazy) and waiting for my roommate to finish class.  I apologized to the instructor for leaving the room and then went home.  And then…stomach flu hit me. Hard. Ugggggh.


10 am class came wayy too quickly for me to be happy about. I was supposed to have the owner as an instructor, who I usually enjoy but know that he loves to keep the room ridiculously hot.  SO I was ecstatic to find out that the instructor from yesterday, a cheery girl around my age, was the surprise instructor (thank goodness).  This set my mood up for class. I was both relieved and hopeful that I could have a good class, despite my lack of sleep and hydration.   And that I did. Class was tough and HOT, though.  Actually, the temperature in the room at the start was 113.  One hundred and thirteen degrees.  Unbelievable. But I’m pretty sure that either I got used to it or she cooled the room down during (at least) the floor series.  Nothing really remarkable about class, but I’ve noticed that my legs are getting stronger and more controlled during class, which increases my balance during the standing series, as long as I remember to focus on strengthening my lower half during the 90 minutes.  The next two classes that I have will be in different studios (in NJ) and I’m really curious to see how it’s done up there.  I bet it won’t include fresh minty towels 😦

Lessons learned: Don’t let an instructor scheduled to teach class affect your moon.  In the grand scheme of things, it really doesn’t matter.

Goals: Get parents to join a class with me during my visit home!




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