Go On and Try Something New {Fitmixer Giveaway}

When I read what this month’s Fitmixer Ambassador post topic was, I was 3 days away from embarking on a journey of a lifetime.


Surely, I thought, in the midst of all of this adventure, chaos, and exciting times, I’ll easily be able to do as the assignment says, and find something new to try to share with my readers.

Sure enough, I was right. My “something new?” Two words:

Hot. Yoga.


Hot yoga was among one of the workouts I said I’d never do. I even wrote about my disdain for it in this post (which was also my last day of working at my desk job at the BIC!) I just had no interest even trying it, even when I moved down the block from an amazing hot yoga studio here in Colorado.

Then I remembered this month’s blog post assignment. And I gave it a go.


My before (scurred) and after (elated) faces after my first hot yoga class.

I purchased a new student pass a couple days after new year, and went to my first class with an open mind. Wait, actually, I chickened out and made my first class one of the very few classes they offer that aren’t in a heated room.

The second time, however, I gave it a shot. Turns out, keeping an open mind (or, erm, being forced to) can be a good thing. Change can be a really good thing.


I started getting more into yoga before moving, but now I’m going 2-3 times per week. Not only have I found a new activity that I love, but I also love the way it makes me feel! My hips have never felt more open than they do now. I’m trying new poses that I never thought I’d be able to do, and I’m learning more about myself with each class.

The only thing I don’t particularly love about this particular studio is that the savasana only lasts 2-3 minutes in every single class. I like me a 10-15 minute savasana to end the class. I also kinda wish it cost about half as much as it does for a pass.

But all in all, I’m SO glad I gave it a shot, and because of this experience, I’m going to try to be open to trying yet another activity I said I’d never do *coughcrossfitcough* in the future. But that’s another post for another day…and who knows when that day will come Smile with tongue out

Your turn: What new activity have you tried lately, or are you interested in trying in the future?

Fitmixer GIVEAWAY! Make sure you head over to this month’s Fitmixer giveaway to answer there, too, for a chance to win any 3-lb. product of your choice!

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  1. I tried a hot yoga class a few months ago, and I loved it! Now, if only I could fit it into the budget…

    I’ve never tried Crossfit, but it is something that I would be willing to give a shot in the future.
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  2. I would love to try hot yoga one of these days. I think I’d more excited to go if I had someone to go with that’s been before though. I used to shun yoga in general for the longest time. About a year ago, I decided to give it a go, and I’ve loved it ever since. Of course there’s parts that I don’t like, but overall it makes me feel great mentally and physically.
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  3. I’m scared of hot yoga too, but I may have to give it a shot. I tried a Barre class recently and it kicked my booty! I’ve also been challenging myself to go to the harder boot camp classes at the gym (the ones with burpees and a million jumping jacks and mountain climbers and planks and TRX straps, shudder) because even though they hurt, I know my body needs a little shaking things up right about now.

  4. Hot yoga has always been a struggle for me too but I do try to push myself to go every now and then. I think my next venture is going to be an unheated yoga class, something slow and simple so I can really relax during it. It’s not as easy as it sounds!

  5. I adore hot yoga! It makes my body feel amazing. I just bought a pack of 5!! I also just ran a half marathon for the first time. Your bars from the last post look amazing

  6. I’ve tried doing fitness classes with the Husband. So different to be able to work out together and enjoy it!

  7. Stopping by from FFA page. I have been meaning to try hot yoga, but I am afraid that I might puke or pass-out. I don’t do well with heat. Maybe someday. LOL!

  8. I tried skiing for the first time a few weeks ago. I was petrified and wasn’t really sure if I was going to like it. I ended up going down hills/trails the WHOLE day and can’t wait to go back.

  9. Hot yoga is something I’ve always wanted to try, too. It’s intimidating. But I guess you’re only new at something once. I’m putting it on my February 2013 calendar :)

  10. Cross Fit is on my list of things to try in 2013. I don’t have to go all the time or anything but I do want to TRY it.
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  11. The boy wants me to try skiing. I’m completely terrified, but I’ll go if he really really wants me to… hrmph…
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  12. Isn’t it crazy how we have a mental block on something and when we experience it, end up loving it?! I actually feel that way about crossfit. I’ve gone to an intro WAD, but I’ve never done a “real” workout. It scares me!
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  13. Power yoga. A really good class does wonders for the body.

  14. I’ve tried hot yoga before and really enjoyed it. It was great to take an hour and a half and just focus on your body and mind, pose after pose, and not worry about anything else. It definitely is a bit pricey (I had a Groupon when I tried it) so now I just try to go to yoga classes at my gym. I’m having trouble making the class schedule work with my schedule though, so far the only one I can make it to is a gentle yoga class. I really want to try Vinyasa!
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