Me + Exercise. I used to have an eating disorder that involved excessive exercise. In graduate school I spent 3-4 hours between various exercise classes and the gym. Since then, I have come a long way. I cut out exercise from my life for quite awhile and then about a year and a half ago, I started cardio boxing/kickboxing. It was a great place for me to get out my emotions and frustrations, especially at the time in my life. I did that for about 6 months before moving from midwest to desert.
When I got here, I started doing Krav Maga. If you haven’t heard of that, it is sort of a martial art. It was developed by the Israeli army and really aimed to debilitate your enemy. Of course, someone my size would prefer to escape rather than get in a fight, but especially as women, we never know when we might get into a situation….any way I will get more into Krav later.
I’ve been trying to help my fiance get motivated to get in shape. He’s been in and out of a couple jobs since we moved here and finally landed one he likes and matches my work schedule as well. Since we moved a year ago, he has been wanting to go to Bikram yoga. We have been talking about it forever! So finally, I realized we had 8 weeks before we really had any solid plans or place to be so we set out on 6/6 to start the 8 week Bikram yoga challenge (5x a week for 8 weeks).
I’ve never sweated so much in my life as when I go to this class! There are 26 poses, each done twice. I thought I’d start learning more about each so I can appreciate them more while I’m dripping with sweat and struggling to stretch as far as those who have been doing Bikram for awhile.
To come – poses 1 – 26….