90 min hot yoga; GREAT practice today! I challenged myself on several poses, doing the more advanced move(s) and was shocked at my progress! I am usually afraid to go to the next level on poses but today I felt a bit adventurous! Plus I felt like showing off a little (with the room full of newbies)... :)... which brings me to this:
For whatever reason I guess I just didnt expect for the studio (yoga) to be inundated with a gazillion people. I mean I am use to the gym being that way, and the park, and the roads etc. for the month following all the New Year resolutions that are made every. single. year. and by February everything is back to normal. :)
But my goodness when I went to hot yoga this morning GEEZ LOUISE! the studio filled up and by looking at what I was seeing, the class was about 75% newbies; that was pretty much confirmed when the instructor asked for a show of hands of people that were new to a) hot yoga or b) yoga in general.
Unfortunately there were some that were in the room that knew nothing of etiquette. And of course one of them placed her mat directly in front of mine and I had to reach in and dig deep on all the balancing poses to keep my pose and not to fall out. There is not much that I can say about this person without offending anyone that reads this, so I will just say this: If you are new, great! And if you can't do a pose, or you arent sure what to do, OR you get tired, please for the love of Pete don't stand here humming and flailing your arms back and forth while you 'rest' or 'wait'.
This is so distracting to the not only me being directly behind you but also because everyone in the room is facing a wall of mirrors, everyone, whether they see it directly or indirectly are distracted by your movements when they aren't in unison with everyone else. There were other things that she would do that really tried my concentration, and I just hope and pray that I am not in a class with her again, and if I am I will make sure to be on the other side of the room from her!
On a good note I got my 2nd pair of ToeSox in the mail so I was happy about that! These have the toes cut out but the outcome is the same with them on! The only thing I did differently today was instead of taking them off after the standing and balancing poses, I left them on for the floor series. This really helped with my planks so that my footing was just as awesome as if I were standing.
So in other news, its day 2 of no diet soda, and not until this afternoon am I feeling the headache. Although I am not sure if its the lack of caffeine or the lack of food. After I thought about it I realized I haven't eaten very much at all today. I've been busy and food takes a backseat; I just dont 'feel' hungry when I am busy. I am making ground turkey burger patties to have on hand for the next couple of days for lunch and dinner.
What about you? Have you experienced any frustration(s) yet with the resolutioners? Does it drive you nutso? I know it does me and I will be glad when February gets here so that about 25% (if not more) of them will be gone.