Yes! I really do…I hate it with a passion. I explored how I got in shape and lost weight with Bikram Yoga.Who wants to exercise when you can curl up with a nice book or a nice movie? Who really wants to exercise when you can dive into a molten chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice-cream? I always quit once I was near or on my goal weight.
Keeping that in mind, I am on a 21 day challenge of doing Bikram Yoga everyday for 21 days. Why 21 days? They say it takes 21 days to form a habit. And I have attempted to start 30 day challenges only to fail. 21 days seem much more manageable. Today is day 7! I have noticed a change in my attitude about going to class. Even on day 3 and day 4, I would sit in the bus and think that I could just keep on ride and go back home. Who wants to go to class? It will make me drench with sweat. It will make me obligated to wash my hair (washing my hair everyday makes it so dry and frizzy), make me obligated to wash my exercise clothes my hand (my apartment has coin operated machines, so it would be stupid to wash a piece or two every day), make me just gross and icky. Yet, I forced myself to walk into the studio and into the class.
Yesterday, I noticed a change within me. I was almost in a zen state even before I got to class. I didn’t have the thoughts of skipping class. I accepted that I have to get to class and I did the best I could in class.
I am also tracking my weight/measurements for the 21 day challenge. I am 5’4”, and here are the result after six classes:
Starting Weight (SW): 142 lbs
Current Weight (CW): 140.5 lbs (BMI 24.1)
Mini Goal Weight: 135 lbs
Overall Goal Weight: 130 lbs
**I will post my measurements once there is a significant change 😛
Now I gotta go and take out mu bikram clothes of the washer and put them in the dryer. Have a wonderful Sunday!
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?
I haven’t written anything a while…usually I find solace in writing. Writing is an escape. But this last month has been quite tough on me since hubby left. It’s been exactly one month. Winter is here–shorter days, less sunlight, strained long distance relationship (hubby wants me to take any job available, I am being a bit snobby), being alone (without family), financial worries, visa/immigration troubles, being unemployed…all of these things have finally brought me down. I have no desire to be social…I am avoiding most of my friends…talking with hubby has become very un-entertaining and often leading to fights. I am eating lots and LOTS. I have put on 3 kgs since October. I don’t if I am going through the blues or is this side-effects of being unemployed. I feel like I am in a rut. I need to get out of this. I really want this year to be over. I think it was been a bad year for me. Hubby and I only saw each other for 2 months this year. I haven’t seen any of my family this year. I graduated and still have no job. I haven’t left Ontario this year. I have technically accomplished nothing this year.
I really hope something changes soon. I am secretly hoping that part one of my immigration doesn’t go through, then I can just leave. Technically, I can’t leave since my passport is with the Canadian Consulate in the US. I wonder when I will get it back?
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