Day 100: On day 100 I really wanted to do something out of my comfort zone, so I went to Pai Yoga and tried the TRX Beginner class. TRX is a suspension strap workout that uses bodyweight as resistance. One of the owners of the studio, Jason, was teaching the all woman class with lots of jokes, enthusiasm and multiple explanations. We started out with a warm-up that left me breathless and nervous for the rest of the class. I wish I could explain more about what we did in the next hour, but since I was a total beginner I walked out pretty confused and overly amped with adrenaline. If you have not tried TRX, I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who is not faint of heart.
Day 101: After yesterday’s workout my fiance and I finished packing the truck for the final time and set off for Indianapolis to see some of my college friends for the night. We stayed up until 11:30 watching basketball and playing board games that I lost terribly at numerous times. The only reason I am even bringing this up is because it plays into what happened this morning at yoga. My college best friend, Sara (seen with me singing the Tina role in Rolling On The River) went to class with me at a nearby hot yoga studio at 6 a.m. That means I semi-slept for about five hours and then powered through an hour of yoga. My body was not happy about any of those things- the waking up early, the yoga or having to move my body after TRX yesterday. Although the class was fantastic, I couldn’t muster up the energy to get in more than one chaturanga.
I found myself skipping most of the hard poses today, which is something that I almost never do. I love pushing myself, but in my sore groggy state that was the last thing that could happen. Once again I found myself realizing how important it is to listen to my body and what it needs. For example my sore body never needs 12 hours in a moving truck and then three sweet potato pancakes for dinner. Never. But sometimes I just have to learn those lessons the hard way.