I'm Warm…Look, No Scarf

by HEAB on January 15, 2009

I had a sudden urge to try Hot Yoga this morning, and there happen to be a 90 minute class offered at 9:30.  Perfect.  After registering online, I grabbed my towel and water bottle and headed to the studio.  Most of my friends have tried Hot Yoga Nashville, but I had never been.  I’ve heard you either love it, or you hate it.  I tend to perspire a good bit, and always imagined myself slipping in a pool of my own sweat during Downward Dog. No thanks! But, I’m all about trying new things these days…so why not?

I figured I didn’t have much to lose as the first class is free for newbies.  And, with the temperature in the teens, what better way to warm yourself up than 90 minutes of yoga in a 105 degree studio?  All classes do the same Bikram sequence, a Hatha yoga routine consisting of 26 poses that are each performed twice.  I was excited as I had never done this type of yoga before.  Well, apparently, the Thursday morning class is not Bikram, but Power Yoga…for 90 minutes…in an extremely HOT room!  It was….amazing.  I don’t think I have ever sweat that much in my life!  I left feeling completely wiped out but energized at the same time.


Whew, what a workout! What's up with that sweat pattern? :)

First timers no longer get a free class, but I did not find this out until I was already there. :(  My options were to pay $20 for one class…I just couldn’t do it.  Option 2 was 7 days of classes for $35.  Now that sounded like a much better deal.  So, I have committed myself to 7 straight days of yoga.  This is huge for me y’all.  No cardio.  No weights.  I’m just going to do a lot of yoga…and a ton of sweating.  I can’t wait.  To all my yogis out there, do you think I’ll notice significant changes just after 7 days?  Also, what is with this appetite?!?

I could not satiate my hunger today!  Breakfast was the usual cottage cheese and cereal with almond butter.  I ate really early so my food would not be sloshing around during yoga.  After class, I chowed down on a Cherry Pie Larabar ( Polly moment :) ).  After a quick shower, I met my husband at his office for lunch.  I got a huge salad from the restaurant in his building.  Lots of raw veggies and topped it off with cottage cheese.  Then I came home and had 2 carrots with peanut butter and not 5 minutes later had a Pure Protein bar….and I was still hungry.  Is this normal?  Maybe I was just dehydrated after all that sweating?  I decided to drink a big glass of warm water hoping that would fill my belly as I had to get to work.

4 hours later…famished.  I made this fabulous din-din.

Egg white omelette with veggies & Laughing Cow cheese, steamed broccoli, and butternut squash fries

Egg white omelette with veggies & Laughing Cow cheese, steamed broccoli, and butternut squash fries

Someone asked me what kind of ketchup I use.  I love Annie’s.

img_1201How much you ask?


I am not ashamed.

I am not ashamed.

And for dessert…

Another one bites the dust.

All gone. :)