I have to apologise for being sooooo lax in blogging here. I have really been so busy recently that when I do have 5 minutes to myself the last thing I find I want to do is get on the computer and start typing!
I haven't really been to the gym since the end of March however I have started a new regime of exercising. I have finally got the courage up to cycle with the dog running alongside me. Other than one or two close calls when he wants to go on the other side of a lamppost than me it's not too bad so when I don't have the use of the car I cycle to and from work with the dog.
I have finally started back to bellydancing. The classes are good and I do find myself working up a sweat but I am a bit disappointed because there are soooooo many girls in the class that it's hard to find a space where you can dance and not bang into the person next to you. We have been learning some nice moves though and I'm enjoying the challenge. There has been talk of an upcoming student show but I am not sure that I will be participating, watch this space...
Anyway, bellydancing is my Monday night activity. On Tuesday I have started going to an Iyengar Yoga class. It is AMAZING!!! It's such hard work but the use of props like blocks & belts help you progress in the movements amazingly fast and I'm already finding myself becoming so much more flexible and strong and I've only done 4 classes! In fact I love it so much that I have bought myself all the various props that I need so I can practise at home as well as at the weekly class. I haven't been this excited about a new exercise class since I started bellydance and I'm hoping that the 2 classes will help compliment each other and the new moves I learn in each class will help me in the other one.
My new Wednesday night activity is another yoga class. I was quite excited about this one too after the Tuesday night class being so fabulous but I have to say I was immensly disappointed with it. It's a 2hr class and I think we must have spent at least an hour lying on our backs doing "relaxation", which would have been fine for a meditation class but that wasn't what I wanted. Compared to the precision of the Iyengar Yoga that I've been doing the postures our instructor took us through felt very sloppy. We didn't hold any of the postures for any length of time and she was moving in and out of postures very quickly giving you no time to understand what she was doing. The one good thing about the class was the fact that my friend Venus & I who attended together got a right good laugh out of it. I'm sorry I've paid up for the rest of the term, but if I get to laugh as much as I did last night maybe it will be worth it!