Nutrisystem Nation Week 13 Results and Hot Yoga Class
Well, now that I’ve attended the first class. I thought I’d tell you all about it. Then, after that, it’s time for my week 13 weigh-in.
Luckily, my city’s community education program was offering a “heated vinyasa yoga” class. It’s every Wednesday night for about a month and a half. Basically, it’s a regular yoga class, except that it takes place in a room that’s been heated to over 90 degrees.
It sounded pretty cool to me. And since the description said it works for people of all skill levels, I jumped at the chance.
The class description also says to bring a yoga mat, towel (for wiping off the rivers of sweat that’ll no doubt sprout from your pores), and a bottle of water.
Last Wednesday, I gathered everything up and headed for the community education center.
Since it’s summer, though. I felt like I was already in that hot yoga class on the drive there. It was about 90 degrees outside and my car was like a mini portable sauna.
The class took place in this long room with one wall covered in mirrors. The room was super dim and there were heat lamps set up on either end of the long space. It felt just as hot in there as it did outside, although we didn’t have the sun to make it feel even hotter (which is a blessing.)
I unrolled my yoga mat between two classmates and sat, waiting. After filling out a health and safety waiver, we started the class.
The first section of the class was pretty easy. It consisted of cat and cow poses, and the occasional child’s pose. Nothing too bad.
Then we got to the middle section…
The hardest part of the class consisted of a lot of up-and-down. We’d be on the mat doing downward-facing dog poses and planks. Then we’d stand up for forward folds and other standing moves.
And all of this up-and-down was fast. Stand up. Get down. Stand up. Get down. No rests.
I was doing okay at first. I could do all the moves and didn’t need to do the easier versions of them. But then, after about 15 minutes of this (of a 75 minute class! No breaks!) I started to feel a little weird.
My feet weren’t cooperating as much when we stood up again. This time, we were supposed to do a tree pose where you stretch your arms to the side and lift one leg up with your foot crooked in resting on the opposite leg.
I was feeling really worn-out. Sweat was pouring off of me like a waterfall (and I normally don’t sweat very much at all.)
I took a mini break and got some water, then joined them again. As I stood there, trying to do a tree pose, I noticed my vision getting dark. Almost like I was looking through a window screen.
I blinked my eyes, but my vision kept getting darker.
“I think it’s time to sit down,” I said to myself.
So, while the my classmates did their best imitations of trees, I plopped down on the mat and gathered my composure.
While I’ve never fainted before, I didn’t want to start now. That’s where it felt like it was going. Or maybe I had gotten light-headed from laying down and standing up so fast and for so many times.
Whatever it was, it wasn’t awesome.
Luckily, that was the last of the up-and-down tough section.
The yoga teacher led everyone through the last section, which was all floor stuff. I was able to join them again and bust out the moves with ease.
Still, the fact that I had gotten so worn out in the middle of the class worried me a little. Afterward, I felt fine. Worn out, but fine. My muscles even felt good.
That didn’t last though. I hurt pretty badly the next few days.
Now I have a predicament. Do I keep attending the class? Do I quit? I’d like to believe that I can handle it again.
So, I’m going to go again this Wednesday. But this time, I’m going to take it easy. I’ll do the easier poses and, when it gets to the up-and-down section, I’ll listen to my body.
If I need to sit down again, I will.
Time for the weigh-in!
With that said, it’s time to weigh in.
And here’s my progress overall:
- Week 1: –6.4 pounds
- Week 2: –2.4 pounds (-8.8 total)
- Week 3: –3.8 pounds (-12.6 total)
- Week 4: –2.4 pounds (-15.0 total)
- Week 5: –3.0 pounds (-18.0 total)
- Week 6: –1.6 pounds (-19.6 total)
- Week 7: –3.4 pounds (-23.0 total)
- Week 8: –1.0 pounds (-24.0 total)
- Week 9: –2.6 pounds (-26.6 total)
- Week 10: –3.4 pounds (-30.0 total)
- Week 11: –0.6 pounds (-30.6 total)
- Week 12: –4.2 pounds (-34.8 total)
- Week 13: –1.0 pounds (-35.8 total)
Have a great Monday!
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