Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

26 Mar

I’ve been bad.

I haven’t blogged in more than a month. My excuse is that I recently started an exercise regime and I barely have any time to myself in the evenings anymore. Yes, you read correctly – I, the self-professed coach potato, who detests nothing more than the disgusting feeling of being sweaty, and the even more disgusting feeling of being in a gym, has decided to get fit.

I don’t know whether it was the realisation that I am not getting any younger, or the revolting sensation of my ass getting bigger as I sat on it for yet another grueling day of 9-5, but I woke up one morning and decided I wanted to get up and get my heart pumping.

I started out with African Dance and 80s Cardio classes, as I got to pretend I was Beyonce for an hour every evening, and it didn’t feel as soul-destroying as running on a treadmill. I then decided to try yoga again. I was a dedicated yogi back at university and absolutely loved it, so practising again after an absence of more than seven years felt like being reacquainted with a long-lost friend. Or Nutella. But it’s probably not appropriate to talk about sugary snacks in a post that’s related to fitness.

Since then, I cannot stop talking about yoga. I went out and bought myself a book and mat, and I have been practising religiously ever since. I have also started Bikram yoga, which is the type that is done in a room that is heated to 40 degrees Celsius. One thing is for sure: it’s not for the faint-hearted. I spent my first few sessions wondering what the hell I was doing in this torture chamber (aka the Bikram studio), sweating my ass off, whilst getting acquainted with other people’s asses, feet and BO. Yuck. However, I am now into my seventh session and I cannot recommend it enough. I feel like I am glowing from within. It’s truly a sensational feeling and that’s why I keep going back. So now, on any given evening, you will probably find me in a position like this:

(Whilst trying my very best not to fall arse over tit…)

Back to the blog. I have missed it. And, more importantly, I know a lot of you guys have missed it. So, it’s time to get back on track with the challenge. I managed to babysit a few weeks ago, so I will post about that experience over the next few days and also fill you all in on my next challenge, which is something I am very excited about – in less than two weeks time I will be flying solo to Singapore! This is the first time I will be travelling alone, so I truly cannot wait!

I have a feeling that it’s going to be a good few weeks.


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