Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bikram Kicked My Butt!

I went to Bikram On Thursday for the first time ever, it was a beginners class, but SUPER hard. To make a long, embarrassing story short, I lasted 45 minutes of the 90 minute class. I was feeling very hot (obviously) and nauseous. I had to go outside after I left the studio to get some cool air...and then it happened..I vomited :( It was awful. I was super shaky afterwards and just could not seem to cool down. So I think I will leave the Bikram to people who are a little more experienced than me at yoga :) I did however, find another yoga class in the same studio that caters more to a beginner like me :) I'm going to try out the class on Monday. I just wish I was more flexible, I have absolutely no flexibility at all :(

Did a huge grocery haul at Whole Foods this morning because I was out of everything. I got a ton of organic fruits and veggies, some veggie burgers, which I haven't had in ages, and lotsa Lara bars and some Almond Butter :) I slao got a bottle of Spirulina and got this to try out

Click Espresso Protein Drink

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I haven't tried it yet but will be tomorrow and will give you a review!

Last but not least, I received this awesome award from Blue Eyed Heart, and am just getting around to doing it now!

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I am to list 10 things that make me happy :)

1. My Family...I really don't know where I would be without them, especially my mom.

2. My Job...I love what I do and the people I work with.

3. Cooking..I don't usually come up with my own recipes, but I love searching the internet for healthy things to cook :)

4. Bubble Baths...I try to aim for 4 a week, I have tons of different bubble baths. It also helps me sleep a lot better.

5. Swimming...I forgot until recently ho much I really love swimming and how good it makes me feel after.

6. My friends...they are are always there for me and I love spending time with them :)

7. Coffee..I'm addicted..enough said :)

8. Travelling...I realized how much I loved travelling when I went to England, meeting new people, learning about different cultures. I am so excited to go to Ireland in the Spring!!

9. Autumn...My fave season! I love the chill in the air, the smell, the leaves changing color, Halloween! I love summer too, but Autumn will always be my fave.

10. Shopping..whether it be for clothes or food, I absolutely love it. It's one of my favorite things in the world to do.

Now I have to pass it on to 10 forgive me if I tag you and you have already received this!

Heather from Health, happiness and Hope

Becca from A Day In The Life

Jessica from Jibbalibba Lemon Legs

Jessica from Beyond Bananas

Lindsey From Life, love and Lindsey

Marina From A Veggie Girl (and her cat!)

Heidi from One Step At A Time

Kels From Stay Strong, little one

Jessica from Dairy Free Betty

Jenna from Jenna's Journey

Whew! Off to cook some dinner now! have a great Saturday night!


PS..Janetha is having a great giveaway! check it out!

Katie is Having an awesome VitaMix giveaway !!

Healthy Living, One day at a time is having a barney butter Giveaway!


Becca said...

awww it's okay--bikram is supposedly super hard. my mom won't allow me to do that yet but i love anusara you should try that to start :]
that coffee drink sounds fab let me know how it is!
and i've already done that 10 happy things ;] sorry girl!

Anonymous said...

no worries about your bikram experience! plenty of people i knowa ctually fainted at their first class. sometimes instructors will tell people that if they start to feel ill to just lie down on their mats but try not to leave the room, and your body will adjust. but if it's just not your thang, it's all good! #5 swimming: me too!

Jenna said...

Thanks for the shoot out girl ;)

Anonymous said...

Aww I'm sorry bikram didn't work for you, but I'm glad you found a yoga class that will! :)

<3 <3

Anonymous said...

hey beautiful!! love your blog.
you are so positive, such an inspiration especially with some hard times you have been going through. stay strong! theres a light at the end of every tunnel.
haha id prob throw up in bikram too!

melonshots said...

bikram yoga is not for me either :( I nee dthe gentle hatha!
that caffine protien drink looks great!

Jessica said...

you have really put me off bikram yoga now, but as long as you are being so positive about it and just going on to do a easier class i say good on you, never beat yourself up over something like this, if its not meant to be then whatever you have plenty of other possibilities around for you.

Thanks for tagging me. i do love my awards :)

Anonymous said...

Bikram yoga is pretty much the most intense form of exercise you can do in terms of putting external strain on your body: with running or swimming, it's something that we were designed to do in terms of our natural physiology, something that our ancestors would have done. Being in a scorching room while twisting your body further than it would go otherwise is enough to make anyone sick! You shouldn't feel upset with yourself at all. Personally, I've never been sure that Bikram is either as safe or as beneficial as regular yoga anyway: ashtanga can be challenging too.

That protein powder looks very interesting...I think the caffeine would make sure I didn't sleep for at least a week afterwards ;)

Thanks so much for the award :) I'll feature it on my new blog, (I'm only posting the address so you didn't think I'd forgotten!)

Have a lovely Sunday.


Anonymous said...

i love bubble bathst oo- great 10 things :-D
& i am not flexible either!! it is why i am so iffy about trying yoga


lindsey said...

aww thank you so much christina!

and i'm sorry about yoga, same happened to me recently in a boot camp :(

♥ lindsey

Anonymous said...

I'm SO sorry to hear about your experience with Bikram, but I'm also so glad to hear that you're taking such a positive attitude on the experience. Definitely don't give up or write Bikram off right away!!! Give it some time, work a little more on your practice, and maybe try a few other studios. It might be that it's just not the yoga for you, but definitely give it another shot at some point. You're just starting on your yoga path, and you have your entire life to experiment and find what truly hits home for you!

Awww, thank you SO much for this award sweetie!!! Right back at you!!!


From Here to There. In Purple. said...

LOVEE Bikram!!!

Hope youre doing well darling, thinking of you <3

Kristen's Raw said...

Looking forward to your review on the powder.

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