Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It's good ? to be back

I went back to Bikram Yoga on Sunday morning at the ungodly hour of 8am. And it felt great! The bonus was that I got a super parking spot right outside the studio. I was barely with it on my way to my car, but with Tom Petty singing on the way home, I felt very calm and at peace which I haven't felt in such a long time. I couldn't wait to go back.

Another bonus to Sunday's practice - my favorite instructor was there! His name is Tavi, and he is just amazing. Which reminds me, I need to call the studio and find out which classes he teaches. He makes the session so enjoyable and relaxing and I feel like he really cares about each person in the class.

Come Monday afternoon at work, I stood up and almost had to sit back down again, the pain was so intense! I must have pulled a muscle in my calf that makes it difficult to stand and walk after a few hours of sitting at my desk, watching tv, etc. So I'm trying to get up once an hour and just walk around. Stretching doesn't seem to help. I'm so miffed. I was hoping to go back tonight but I think I'll wait. I don't want to antagonize this little injury any further. I think I'll go back on Saturday morning. Even though 8am is ungodly early, the studio is not humid which make the practice much easier for me. Hopefully my leg will be feeling better by then. Even if it's not, I may go back anyway as it would be good to stretch it out and as long as I listen to my body during practice, I should be fine. Just being in that hot room is enough to get a good work out!


Cindy said...

Camille, congratulations on your yoga achievement. Though getting back into shape comes with it's challenges and never happens as quickly as we would like it to, it's really inspiring to read about the calm and peace you felt after just one session. It sounds like this yoga practice was made for you. Just let me know how I can support you and I'll be happy to!

My new personal goal is to get in a whole dvd disc of Buffy a week on my treadmill. Since most discs have four episodes at about 45 minutes I figure that will be a good enough challenge to keep me in shape. And every once in a while there is a disc with just 3 episodes so those will be my easy weeks.

Jenny said...

Cindy, that's brilliant. I wish we had a treadmill and a TV/DVD in the same room.

Camille, good for you! Bikram is the best. :)

Jenny said...

8am! Don't even want to hear about it, as I have a happy 5-6am baby. Not only is he awake, but he's VERY excited about it.

As for keeping in shape, Danica and Freya remain the best trainers I've ever had. But the baby rumors were true: the weight can be lost, but it's forever "rearranged" on your body. :)

Camille said...

Ok, 8am is early for me on a Saturday since we don't have kids. Point taken, Jenny M.! :)