Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Year, New Body

So this year I decided that I really did want to live a healthier lifestyle minus my wine habit.  I'm really making a conscious effort to eat healthier and workout.  I've gotten a bit addicted to hot yoga thanks to a few of my friends.  I found an AMAZING studio (it's not bikram but has a class that is very similar) and I've even started going at 6 am during the week and going at 10 am on the weekends.

Let me start by saying I have never woken up for a workout during the week and especially during the weekend.  There's something about hot yoga that is the perfect combination for me.  Sweating everything out and the fact that you truly do have to be 100% focused on your poses (you can't be thinking about work and other stresses) makes it an awesome stress reliever and workout. 

Of course you need the right gear to keep yourself inspired right?  So I introduced myself to Lululemon (which by the way seems to be the happiest place on earth)...

I also swear by the underwear.  I usually get the sale underwear at Target but splurged on a few pairs at Lululemon and it is so soft and so comfortable!

On a serious note, a hot yoga towel is completely necessary.  Here's the one I purchased:

Have you tried hot yoga???


Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

LOVE yoga - i was just at Lululemon yesterday and picked up a few things!!!!

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

I've tried Bikram and love it. However, committing 90 minutes every day is hard - so I would love to find an alternative.

sarah @ tiny bit of sparkle said...

Erika--that place is addicting!!

Heather--I totally know what you mean. That's why I really like my studio--they have a variety of classes, even 60 minute Hot Sequence classes which is what I do during the week. It's still quite time commitment because it's kind of far away but much more do-able. I would google hot yoga around your area because it's pretty much the same as bikram (same poses) just not the actual name.