Workout Wednesdays: I Did Yoga Today, and Now I Can't Stop Smelling Feet! - Flecks of Lex

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Workout Wednesdays: I Did Yoga Today, and Now I Can't Stop Smelling Feet!

Happy Hump Day, friends!

As I lay under my heated blanket, drinking a glass of wine, I reflect on how cold today has been. It has been cold. Very. I also now realize that this is exactly how I ended my day yesterday. Note: This cannot become a trend... Or can it...?

Today is Wednesday, as previously established, which means that it is time to link up with Diatta and the gang for the WOWlinkup! You guys will be super proud of me (I hope) for deciding to actually exercise today, instead of using today as a rest day.

Today, I decided to head over to my gym for a late evening yoga class. I'd never actually done the Wednesday class at my gym, so I didn't know what to expect. I was familiar with the Saturday morning Vinyasa class, which I hadn't been to in months, but I knew I could just jump in there whenever I wanted to pick back up with my yoga practice, so I wrongly assumed the same would be true about this evening's class. Whoops!

This yoga class whipped my butt. Fortunately, it didn't rip my butt like it unfortunately did to the guy two mats down from me. Seriously, and I apologize for the description (kinda), but this man ripped one for a good 10-15 seconds towards the middle of class. For real! That is a long time! Count it out. One Mississippi, two Mississippi...

Okay, sorry. Focus!

So this class was more advanced than probably any other yoga class I'd tried in the last two years. It was tough! My body was also super tight, and therefore less flexible than usual. Rough combination, let me tell ya! Our yoga instructor had the class do the crow pose at one point in the class. I'm fairly certain I unintentionally gave her my ubiquitous side eye at that point, and something in my body might have made a cracking sound, so she gave me some pointers on how to warm-up to the crow pose without actually doing it. Thank goodness!

I'm so glad that I did yoga today instead of just laying in bed, watching Total Divas, and drinking wine. That's what normally constitutes a rest day for me. Heck, yesterday was a "rest day" by that standard! Since I have the big race on Saturday, I figured that I needed some good stretching tonight, and boy was I spot on! My back, knees, and ankles feel so much better after tonight's yoga class. I'm feeling much more confident today than yesterday. I left the class with a smile and a clear mind, and I think I must have thanked the instructor about 20 times before I left the gym. There was only one bummer from the whole experience: That daggone lingering stinky feet smell! It's definitely the only thing I forgot I was going to experience by leaving my room to do yoga. But you know what? Even with the ripping of butts and possibly my spine, it was a super successful experience for me. I can't wait to go back!

How do you spend your rest days? Does your yoga studio smell like feet? Which yoga pose is your nemesis? Which yoga pose is your favorite?

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  1. Hahaha! Poor guy! That is why I'm afraid to attend a yoga class. I usually do some light cardio on rest days.

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    1. Yeah, poor guy is right! The class was so small, we all knew where it was coming from. On the flip side, he seemed the have achieved the greatest release! :-|

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  2. I totally snorted at your description of the class! Can't say I've ever experienced the feet smell... #wowlinkup

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    1. You're so lucky! For some reason, the foot smell was especially strong before class even started. I don't know WHAT they were doing in there before our class. But, on a positive note, the foot smell is so much better than the Bikram studio smell. That is grade A stink!

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  3. Lol my studio here doesn't really smell like feet but we do always have multiple arm balances in every class, none of which I have ever actually done. Maybe someday :) #wowlinkup

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    1. Those arm-balancing poses kick my butt, man! I always feel like such a weakling, especially when my super flexible classmates make it look so easy! I guess practice makes perfect. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I fell out of my chair! LOLOL Seriously dude? He couldn't excuse himself? OH NO!! I do not know if I would have continued without cracking up. And the lingering feet smell? YIKES! But at least you got moving and finished and feel better for it. BTW today is Saturday (late I know) how was the race? #wowlinkup

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    1. Fear of accidental karma guess can get you to stop laughing pretty quickly lol

      I'm actually in the process of writing my race recap. Stay tuned!

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  5. I spend my rest days watching television or blogging LOL. However, since I have been getting PT on my knee, I have been doing the foam roller for my legs especially on rest days. #wowlinkup

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    1. Foam rollers are amazing! I wish I didn't forget about the poor thing in my closet all the time!

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  6. As per the yoga video I am following, our muscles need rest to grow and it is actually on the rest days that our muscles grow to become muscular.

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