50 Thoughts I Had During My First Hot Yoga Class.
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50 Thoughts I Had During My First Hot Yoga Class.

How much longer is this class?

50 Thoughts I Had During My First Hot Yoga Class.

Bikram yoga. 105 degrees. 40% humidity. 90 minutes. Let’s do this.

1. Walks into room: it isn't even that hot!

2. Why are there so many mirrors in here?

3. These girls are basically wearing bikinis lol.

4. Where should I lay my mat?

5. Walks to back corner: I should be safe here.

6. Sits on mat: okay it is pretty hot in here.

7. Class begins: Wait where’s the soothing music?

8. And why are the bright lights still on?

9. I’m not feelin’ these vibes.

10. Wow I’m already so sweaty!

11. Oh so is everyone else…that’s good.

12. Maybe I should have worn a bikini too!

13. Lol JK I don’t even own a bikini.

14. Wow it’s like REALLY hot.

15. Teacher tells us to keep our eyes open: what…?

16. This is really different than normal yoga.

17. I hate this.

18. Takes deep breath: ugh that makes it worse!

19. I am literally dripping sweat right now.

20. How is my shirt already soaking wet?

21. Maybe I shouldn’t have worn grey

22. Takes sip of water: ahhh water has never tasted this good.

23. How much longer is this class?

24. This is probably what hell is like.

25. Ugh I’m not as flexible as I used to be.

26. I can’t do this.

27. Child’s pose! Take a break, don’t push yourself too much.

28. Sits back into child’s pose: OMG I’m way too sweaty for this.

29. This isn’t relaxing AT ALL.

30. Lays down on mat, looks around: everyone else is so bendy!

31. I should probably get back up.

32. But I literally can’t move right now.

33. They probably think I’m lazy.

34. I don’t even care.

35. Ya know what? I’m HERE.

36. I stepped out of my comfort zone, told my insecurities to screw themselves and CAME.

37. And I’m still here! I didn’t run away when it got hard and uncomfortable.

38. I’m sitting with the pain and the heat and the sweat.

39. Dang… I’m kind of a bada**

40. I’m so proud of myself!

41. I can TOTALLY do this.

42. Gets up and finishes class: this is amazing!

43. Holy guacamole it’s hot in here.

44. Teacher announces savasana (aka nap time): finally!

45. Lights turn off, teacher says we can stay and rest as long as we want: HA! Good joke lady.

46. I’m outie.

47. Teacher compliments my practice on my way out: I know, right?

48. I did it. I survived. I did my best. I took care of myself.

49. Dang it feels good to be a gangsta!

50. Namaste y’all

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