My boys are back in the school groove, but for some reason I'd swear I have less time for myself than I did this summer. But being busy is good. Being busy means less time to think about food. I had a an incredibly stressful month, but I think I am managing better now. My weight is up, but I bet it is just the toll of so much stress. I'm doing all the right things, so it should even out.
I got a great Groupon for Bikram Yoga and signed for 20 classes with a few girlfriends. I have wanted to do this for ages, but I nearly didn't survive the first class. They keep the room 110 degrees and the classes are 90 minutes long. I have never, in my entire life, sweated as much as I did during the first class. A river of sweat ran off my body and plopped onto the mat! I remember laying on the mat, soaked and wondering, WHY is my heart pounding? It's just yoga! The second class was much better, I was dressed more appropriately and I knew what to expect.
In Bikram Yoga you do the exact same 27 moves in every class. You do each of them twice, in a short series. The worst part is that it can be a little smelly in the yoga room with all those people sweating and in close quarters. Today I could totally tell the older man behind me had eaten loads of garlic at lunch. Barf. (The first time the place smelled like feet. Turns out I prefer feet smell over garlic breathe.) While my mom was in town I decided yoga would be a really good stress reliever, so I'm going to give it a good honest try.
I also went a on Girl's Weekend down to Santa Cruz and just had a beautiful time. I'm new to this Girl's Weekend thing, but it was so nice to spend a relaxed day with lovely ladies on the beach. I discovered that everyone and their church going sister is reading Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. I had read the first chapter free on Amazon months ago and wasn't drawn in. But I decided to download the Kindle version of this silly book and really enjoyed the author's interview on Katie Couric's new show this week. Have you all read this?!
The family and I are jumping in the Prius on Thursday and heading down to LA for a long weekend of Disneyland and Universal Studios. This will be my third trip to Disneyland on the Belly Fat Cure, and I think I have it figured out. First the first time ever I made reservations there, for the Blue Bayou and Wine Country Trattoria's World of Color package. We usually end up leaving property for dinner, to seek out a cheaper option. But that always just wastes lots of time and doesn't seem to save any money either.