06 February 2006

Yoga schmoga

I went to my first yoga class yesterday. It was interesting. I went with my friend Patty. Which made it fun for me. I do much better in a new situation if I have someone I can shoot looks at, like "did you see what that girl just did?!?! Holy shit!" She shot back several "OH MY GOD"s.

It's a good system.

I can see how this yoga thing can be good for me. I think I used every muscle on my body. Many of them haven't been used in years. So, needless to say, they are PISSED. I am sore all over. My ears even hurt.

But I will go back. I have done the worst class - the first. So, it should get easier.

Right?

Please tell me it will get better!

BTW - on a side note I discovered that getting a pedicure right before you go to yoga is a bad idea. There was some mat slippage, which I think was probably good for my legs.

I am sooo glad I got one, though! I had me some pretty grusome feet! You know it's bad when the woman giving you said pedicure is grossed out. She admonished me for waiting so long. I felt like I was about to be grounded.

I am so sorry! I will resume getting regular pedicures. I don't want to be one of the ones the pedicure women roll their eyes at when I walk in.

15 comments:

Nicole said...

oy. I NEED a manicure and pedicure. Last one I had was before my wedding 4 months ago. My first paycjeck I am getting my hair and nails done.

Enjoy the yoga. I need to start it up again. You will find it changes a lot in little ways about how you feel.

Tweets said...

I'm so torn when it comes to pedicures. I love the look and feel of pretty pedicured feet, but the actual pedicure process is TORTURE on me. That's how uber sensitive my feet are to touch, everything TICKLES. And usually I spend the whole pedicure terrified that I'm going to squeal like a third grader and kick the pedicurist in the nose.

Oh, and yoga? Good luck.

Gina said...

I have always wanted to try yoga, but the class times never seem to fit my schedule.

Yeah, isn't that a classic excuse?

As for pedicures/manicures or anything indulgent for that matter, went right out the window when Mr. Personality came into the picture and I decided to stay home.

Eunice said...

It does get better. The best part is in about 6 weeks when you discover that somehow, you can actually put your legs where they want you to, and not some modified position that hurts less.

If you discover the way to overcome mat slippage, do tell! I seem to have that problem whether or not I just had a pedi. Maybe I just have sweaty feet...

crazyvirgo said...

you're a new woman now. mark my words. the little things seems to melt afte ryoga. things are put in totally different perspective.
congrats for getting through the first class.

"D" said...

Pedicures... love me some pedicures! Nothing like pretty feet! That would even make Yoga fun: to keep looking down and seeing pretty feet...

mabel said...

Ok, you learn all the stuff. Teach me via phone and email, then when we finally live in the same town I can go WITH you and won't be the embarassing woman in the back that keeps falling over. Much.

Congrats on the class.

Sorry to hear about the gruesome feet though, I hope they get to feeling/looking better soon. Don't want the lady mad at you...

Heidi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!

alala said...

Day late, dollar short, oh well. Mabel sent me over to say Happy Birthday. So Happy Birthday!

The Green Family said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a blessed day!!

DP said...

Gina, it does get better. Eventually. I remember taking Pilates for the first time and I almost shit myself. Yeah. It HURT. But I stuck with it and after a couple of weeks I was doing moves just like the rest of 'em.

So hang in there, darlin', and make sure you've got your next pedi appointment lined up!

Piece of Work said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Philip said...

I want to try yoga, keep posting how it's going.

Were there any guys in your class?

Kristen said...

I'm not a huge yoga or pilates gal myself. I figure, I need to lose the 15lbs of extra body fat before all that posing and stretching will do anything but make me feel fat and ridiculous!

concha said...

see, i TOLD you. and it gets better. slooooooowly. (i'm in the slowly part) i'm the most uncoordinated unflexible person in the world, and i can say in the past 2 months i've improved a little bit.