My Relationship with Bikram Yoga

After breaking up for a while (5 months), Bikram and I are back together again. My relationship with Bikram Yoga started in 2009 when I came to Vancouver, BC. Bikram Yoga helped me lose the extra weight (about 10 kgs) I was carrying from cafeteria food of undergrad. Then Bikram helped me lose a few more for my wedding and made me look amazing. I did my first 30 day challenge back in April 2010 before my wedding. After my wedding I stopped doing Yoga and packed on about 7 kgs, so I went back to Bikram yoga in 2011 again. Lost that weight and threw my fat jeans away by July. And stopped doing yoga. Surprise! Surprise! I have packed on about 5 kgs by December, and now I can’t zip up my size four jeans 😦

For those who don’t know about Bikram yoga: it is a form of hot yoga done in a 40 C. room with 40-50% humidity. The classes are 90 mins and a total body workout. I think it is quite an intense workout (I fainted in my first class).

So in 2012, my resolution is to reach my goal weight (57 kgs) and actually keep in off. My current weight as of today in 64.2 kgs.  Wish me good luck!

Today would be my second class of Bikram yoga. Feeling excited! After yesterday’s class, I feel great. My skin is a lot smoother, I feel taller and I think my posture is already getting better. I would like to do another 30 day challenge. Lets see how far I go.  I have attempted to do this challenge last year but could not continue. This time, I have my friend S with me. Hopefully we will keep each other motivated 😀

This time after reaching my goal weight, I plan to keep seeing Bikram at least 3 three time a week.

I am feeling really positive about 2012 so far (granted, it is only the second day). Are you?

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5 responses to “My Relationship with Bikram Yoga

  1. Yay! I just finished a 90 day challenge. It wasn’t easy but it was worth it! I will do this yoga until I die. And, I am going to go to Teacher Training so I can teach while visiting Husband’s family in India. 🙂 Good luck with your challenge. It’s a good distraction from obsessing about a long distance relationship. 😉

  2. When I did my first class I thought I was going to die as my head was spinning so badly. I did only few classes after that and left.. I am sure it is a whole body workout and wished I had continued. Good luck with your challenge.

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