Skipping through a field of sunflowers....

...that's how Kristen said she felt after yoga last night!

Yesterday Kristen and I went to a yoga class!! Actually, I think it is a yoga/pilates class, but I'm not really sure what the difference between the two is.. but anyway... it was my first ever group class at the gym!

If you follow me on twitter, you probably saw that we were a little nervous before the class started:

...this is because neither of us are very flexible or have good balance, and we were afraid the instructor was going to make you be really quiet and... we're not very quiet! I don't know.. when I think of yoga, I just think of being quiet.

But it was fun! I think we both liked it & did better at it than we thought we would! I'm excited about going every week because it's supposed to improve flexibilty and balance, as well as reduce stress, help you focus better, and reduce low back problems {which I already have!} So yay!

We also took a little nap at the end, which was pretty exciting! Seriously.. the instructor had us lay on our mats and she shut off the lights! I felt like I was in preschool again... in a good way :)

I also went through the schedule of group classes and made us a little work out schedule. Here's what we're gonna do:

  • Monday: Hip Hop Cardio class from 6:30-7:20, then yoga from 7:30-8:30

  • Tuesday: Spinning class from 6:30-7:30, then yoga from 7:30-8:30

  • Wednesday: Gutts & Butts from 5:00-5:25, then regular work out OR Spinning from 6:30-7:20, then yoga from 7:30-8:30

  • Thursday: Spinning from 5:30-6:30 OR Step class from 6:30-7:30

  • Friday: Spinning from 5:30-6:30

  • Saturday: yoga from 12:00-1:00

  • Sunday: yoga from 12:00-1:00, then either Spinning or Kickboxing from 1:00-2:00

I think if we do all of this, it should whip us into shape!!!! We probably won't go every single day, but I'm going to aim for at least 5 days a week, depending on what else is going on. My theory is that I've been going to the gym since the beginning of March, so a little less than 3 months now, and all I usually do is about 30-45 minutes on the elliptical and then sometimes I do the weight circuit & ab coaster.. 3x a week... and I've already seen good results. So I'm thinking if I increase my time AT the gym as well as how many times I actually go to the gym each week... that should be awesome, right?! I'm pretty excited about it! I like group classes a lot better than I thought I would {you know...after the one I've been to}..

So we'll see... I'll keep you posted! We were going to try out the Spinning class tonight, but I'm babysitting until 10pm, so I think it'll have to wait til tomorrow. Oh well.. maybe I can blog about the past 2 weekends finally after Mia goes to bed tonight!