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Day 20 – Bye Bye January

Friday, January 29th, 2010

I walked into class today and I don’t know what it was about today’s class, but it was PACKED.  Pretty strange when I think about yesterday’s class was only 4 people other than me.  I’d say there were at least 20 folks in there today.  It really is random how it is sometimes packed and sometimes not.  I prefer the smaller classes, as you know if you read this blog.

Nonetheless, I was able to snag a spot in the front of the room, which was lucky, considering the amount of people in the class and me being late.  I guess I could be on time if i wanted to get up at 5:45am, but anything before 6am, is just simply brutal and more torture than I am willing to put myself through right now.  Hell, 6am 5 days a week is rough as it is.

Tree Pose

Tree Pose

This is the Tree Pose.  NOT A FAN.  This is definitely one of the hardest bikram yoga postures for me.  Instructors do offer different yoga positions that are alternatives to this one, but I’ve gotta master this puppy before I can move onto another one.  Look at the seriousness on my face.  I seriously put too much effort into this pose.  Maybe if I relaxed I would just get it!

So the idea is that your heel digs into the area that your leg meets with your pelvic area (mine barely gets up that far).  And you want both hands in front of your chest in prayer position.  Also,  you are NOT supposed to use a towel like I am to hold your freakin’ foot up.  But, my foot falls out of my hand (because of sweat), so I can never get it.  SO FREAKING ANNOYING.  Also, my two knees are supposed to be parallel to one another, but they’re not.  You cannot really tell that in the photo, but they aren’t!  I guess if you have problems really getting into this position then you have tight hips.  Who knew.  Wait a good 6 months for progression on this one, it’ll be awhile, friends.

Well, it’s Friday, so I have two days of rest.  Hallelujah.  This is also January 29th, so that means the 31st is on a Sunday, so Monday is February.  It’s crazy to think that one month is up!  I’ll give myself a pat on the back for making it.  I really only pussied out of one class on January 8.  That’s not a terrible track record.  So I made 18 classes this month.  Good job, Fatty, gotta ways to go!