Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday, Sunshine & Bikram

Saturday. Don't you just love Saturday's? I love waking up with nowhere to rush off to. To just get up when my body is ready to pull itself from a comfy bed. Enjoying a leisurely breakfast along with some caffeine. I don't drink a ton of caffeine, but I do need a cup a day (sometimes 2). I know a lot of people try to give it up completely, but I can't. Saturdays…they do a body good. Chance for us to re-energize!

Anyway, last night was a lovely night with friends. Always a great way to wrap up the week. Lots of laughs (as usual), silliness and fun. And that margarita I was looking forward to? Yes, that showed up for the fun along with the pizza I was craving. Got home and had a wonderful sleep last night.

I use to be such a terrible sleeper. I would have the hardest time falling asleep because my mind was going a mile a minute (typical of a Type A personality like myself). Once asleep I'd wake up and not be able to get back to sleep because I’d start thinking again! All this would of course leave me tired the next day.

Now? Now I pretty much am out the minute my head hits the pillow. Unless there's some sort of loud noise or something to wake me up I'm fast asleep until it's time to get up. I only need between 5 and 6 hours of sleep a night and I'm good to go. I don't know, maybe our beloved Bikram has helped with my better sleeping? Maybe. Score another point for Bikram.

What a lovely day it is out there today. The sun is shining bright, temp is around 30 degrees as I type, and I hear it's suppose to warm nicely into the 40's. When we get to this point in winter as long as I see the sunshine I'm good. Sun just helps so much doesn't it? I swear when the sun is shining people are just happier and nicer. Nothing worse than all those cold, dreary, dark days. Sunshine I love you! You make me happy.

So what's on your agenda today? For me: A little work to do which I'll do from home this morning. Has to be done before our 8am meeting Monday morning so no procrastinating! Then of course I have some errands to run early this afternoon, as I do every Saturday.

After that I'll be heading to the 3:30 Bikram class with Hannane! It's been a couple of weeks since I've taken a Hannane class so I'm looking forward to it. 2 days away from the hot room in a row and I feel like I really need this practice. You know when you take a couple of days off from any sort of workout and your body just starts talking to you? Well, mine is saying...Uh, Traci? Please get moving. Get into the hot room or tie the running shoes in those double knots and move! Can't wait to get to the studio this afternoon. I'm interested to see how my class goes since I had that big AHA moment this week. I'll have to be sure to fill you guys in later on how it went.

So how'd I do with my workouts this week? Not bad, could be better. I'll hit my minimum goal of 4 Bikram classes.

Sunday: Bikram; Monday: Bikram; Tuesday: Run; Wednesday: Bikram; Thursday: OFF; Friday: OFF; Saturday: Bikram (this afternoon). Light on the running this week but I think this is best for my hip. I have to get this damn thing healed. Driving me insane!

Well all, I hope your Saturdays are great! Bikram on your schedule? Enjoy the class and remember to smile. Look at yourself in that mirror and smile. The rest will just happen.

Cheers!!! Traci


  1. I have some friends that like to go to 730 am class on the weekend. Not me! I am with you girlfriend! I prefer to lounge around in bed and then start my day off with coffee and a good bfast. :)

  2. BYC: 7:30am on a weekend...Shuttering...You and me BYC...we are soul sisters!