Okay, I haven’t written in here in forever. I will do my best to keep it brief!
JourneyDance… oh, boy. I taught my first class at Sync Yoga in the Bishop Arts section of Oak Cliff and it was amazing! There was a lovely turnout of amazing people who all bravely dove into the work. The studio scheduled another workshop right away with me, so we’ll be doing it again on March 14th! Check the Sync site to join us.
photo by janet lee
I’ve gotten to 18/156 in my Bikram challenge (going to 19/156 later today). That’s about 6.5 classes off my goal thus far but I’m still happy with my results. The most important thing is to keep going, even if I’ve fallen a bit behind. The boy and I traveled to New Orleans for Mardi Gras weekend and I managed to squeeze in a class at Yoga 108 while I was in town. Though I didn’t get 3 classes in during that travel week, I’m proud of myself for even getting to class in the midst of all the madness!
I’ve been branching out a bit, too! Jason had a massage with Celeste at Chrysalis Massage, which was done in the lovely massage room at Sync. While he was getting his rubdown, I took a flow class with Johnny. Totally kicked my ass, but in a good way. I felt so energized after class that I couldn’t get to sleep until SIX IN THE MORNING. Then I woke up at ten o’clock, ready to roll for the day. Now that’s a good yoga class.
So, I picked up Sync’s 10 days for $10 deal and will be taking a few more classes in the next week to add some variety to my normal workout routine. Since the studio is so close to my house and the drop-in rate is so reasonable ($12/class or $95 for a 10-class pass), I’ll definitely be picking up a class here and there to expand my yoga repertoire.
Additionally, I got Jason an XBOX for his birthday and picked up the Biggest Loser game and Dance Central 2 for the Kinect. I’m kind of shocked at how great a workout these games are. I could definitely feel myself targeting key muscles in the BL game and my cardio was through the roof during DC2. I don’t think I could replace yoga & dance with workout games, but they’ll be good when I’m not feeling like leaving the house but still want to burn some calories and build some strength.
Basically: it’s been a VERY busy & fruitful few weeks since I last wrote. I feel motivated to continue on my path of yoga & dance & fitness. And I’m happy. The bursts of joy that come as a result of unabashed self-care are fantastic. Now, off to 19/156.