I have never sweat so much in my life and I have run multiple marathons in pretty high heat. It was insane. At one point it literally sounded like it was raining in there people were sweating so much.
Hot Yoga Mess
My fingers were literally this pruny from sweating!!
All day I was vigilant about drinking water (hitting over 100 oz. before class). I felt like I was peeing every five seconds. But I was glad I did this once I got started. I went to the gym first and put in two miles just to keep the streak going and then strolled over to where the class was.
I went in, got ready, put my stuff in a locker and braced myself to enter the room. I was glad I got there early enough to just lay on my mat in the room for like 10 minutes before we got started. I was nice to just take some time to acclimate before diving in.
From there we proceeded with the class and it wasn’t as scary as I was anticipating. It’s all in your head, your own practice. You just take things as far as you want and push yourself as much as you can. I really loved it, and I really feel great now.
If you have never done it, I really recommend trying it. I’m sure it isn’t for everyone but I am already dreading my 10 classes being over. I am definitely going to be facing a dilemma when they do…
In my excitement about pineapples yesterday, I completely forgot to include the new circuit workout I did after my run yesterday.
During this thing I didn’t think it was so bad, but today, I AM SORE!! My legs, especially with those single leg squats. Good thing I have running group tonight to take an easy run and work it out.
Any who. Yesterday, my friend Jenna texted me with a hot yoga groupon. $35 for 10 classes. Considering a single class is $20, I figured this is a great deal to try it out and get a real feel for what it is all about. So, we dove in and bought them together yesterday. This is especially good because one of my goals for this year was to go to a yoga class once a week. The only one that my gym offers that works with my class schedule is on Friday afternoons and the past few weeks I have been having things come up that have kept me from going. (Excuses, excuses, I know)! However, now that we will be going together and scheduling it once a week, it is more built in my schedule now (accountability baby)!
Tomorrow will be class one. I am going to get a mile or two in first (gotta stay on the April Streaking) then heading over, which I will hopefully not regret. Until then, I will be drinking water like its running out!
Have you ever tried Hot Yoga? Am I going to die?