Some pictures from Des's 22nd birthday:
Yours truly x KS x LYG
Me x KL x LYG
And a picture of CaiJin and I from last night @ Simson's early birthday celebration:
@ Spice Market
Cheers to it being Friday again!!
Who's getting their drink on tonight? I mean, how good is it to have a beer or a glass of wine after that long stressful week at work/uni right?? It definitely does the trick for me. But not this Friday. I'll be back at work. So my social life will be quite a bore tonight. I've been going out every Friday since I got back from the holidays. Way way more often than I intended to. Not good especially if I'm trying to get back into my pre-holiday strict routine!! But I keep telling myself that its ok and that its my last sem here. Plus for some reason I have a lot of friends who's birthdays are around this time of the year. So all the more reason to go out and celebrate right?? Uh-huh.. Now that I've done all that, its time to slow down man! I'm so tired. Although its just 1 night out of the 7 days that I stay up past my bedtime, I still get super tired. Like whole-Saturday-wasted-lazing-in-bed kinda tired. WHICH I HATE!! I hate being so unproductive. I really do. Which is why, tonight shall be a clubbing-free night. Although I am technically working at a club tonight. But as a cashier at the door. Sooooo that doesn't count! I'm planning to leave straight after work anyway. Want to have a good night sleep. And hopefully I get to wake up in time for the morning session of Bikram Yoga tomorrow! (my new obsession - and also the title of this post)
So what's this obsession about?? Well.. Recently I started switching my gym session from high intensity cardio to a more relaxing-core-focused sort of workout. I did more yoga and mat pilates and body balance (which is a mix between the two). I also tried Bikram yoga aka Hot yoga for the 2nd time. The 1st time I did Bikram yoga was I think last year? And I haven't gone back since. I remembered feeling really dizzy and short of breath but this time around, I was more focused I think. I was able to complete the entire 90 minutes of it without having to take a break! And I definitely felt like I benefited from it more than my 1st trial. I think its also partially because I became healthier. But now I understand why people love it so much. I was reading up the benefits. And its just such good detox!
Remember how I was complaining about my mental fuzziness. Pretty much the lack of concentration I've been having since week 1 of this semester... One of the reasons why I switched my workout routine was because I wasn't getting the same benefits out of cardio anymore. I didn't feel as good and energized after my workout as I did before. Instead I constantly felt tired and something was just not right. My brain felt pretty fried. Even after hours and hours of sleep. Sleeping early didn't help solve the problem as well. So after 4 weeks of trying and failing to get myself back on track, I tried slipping in some yoga during my free afternoons at Fitness First. And I realized after each yoga class, I came out feeling more relaxed and focused. And my mental fuzziness was slowly fading. So last week I decided to try detoxing. With that, I called up my friend and asked if she was going for Bikram anytime soon. And coincidentally, she was planning to go that day itself! And after that class, there's no turning back! I became obsessed. I mean, seriously, I felt cleansed after that! Its very spiritual too. You really focus on your body, mind and soul. Well, that's what yoga does. But I never understood the meaning of it until that particular class.. I actually felt really connected. Very at peace. Lol at last! I've found a way to improve my mental clarity!! You can read about the benefits HERE.
While I've only started Bikram, I foresee great benefits from it. With mental clarity, things can only get better! Like I said, I'm obsessed :D
Lots of love,