The food battle continues... Still eating too much sugar, but still under the calorie goals set by myfitnesspal.com. I think I'm going to spend some time today researching some better snacks that have less sugar in them. I like fruit, but it's not doing me any favours right now.
On Thursday night, I decided to accept a friend's invitation to go to a Yoga Fusion class at a local studio. She's mentioned it to me before, I've always been reluctant to do group exercise activities. It's not because I'm embarrassed to exercise around people, just that I like solitary exercise.
Anyway, I'm glad she talked me into it. I was looking for something different to do for exercise that night, so I borrowed another friend's yoga mat and made short trip there. I walked into the warm studio, unsure of what to expect, but open to whatever would happen.
I'm glad I brought a big bottle of water and a towel.
It was a surprisingly relaxing class, even though we worked hard. It was a mix of Pilates (which I've always enjoyed) and yoga. I thought that the warmth of the room would do me in (it wasn't officially a hot yoga class... perhaps tropical is the better word?), but it's true that your muscles stretch better when they are warm. It was interesting, because during the resting poses, I felt curiously cooler, even though I'd been dripped with sweat only moments before. I knew I'd be sore the next day, but I felt good about it, proud that I'd given my muscles a new challenge.
The class ended with a long period of corpse pose, which went by really quickly. Actually, the whole 90-minute class went by in a flash. I felt like I could breathe easily again after a long day. I overheard a couple of people say that they didn't think their blood pressure could take another class, but I really thought it did my heart good. I suppose the real test would be to test my blood pressure after I got home and showered and cooled down, but I'm going to have faith for now that it is good for me.
And yes, I'm going back next week. Maybe I'll get a yoga butt after all. Oh, and I lost two pounds this week. Yay me.