The Everydayshopper, shopper at large!

Moving on to Bikram Yoga September 13, 2011

Filed under: Blog — theeverydayshopper @ 9:25 pm

Something miraculous happened the first week of August. A Groupon came through my email for a new Bikram Yoga studio opening 5 mins away from home. Ive always wanted to try yoga and my husband’s friend is a Bikram’s instruction so he’s gone once before. As I researched this new studio, P (the yoga instructor friend) was teaching at this studio. I am the most insecure person on earth so trying something so new, I needed my husband to tag along.

My first experience was pretty good. I really enjoyed and didn’t mind the heat. I loved that I was sweating all the crap out of my since giving birth to baby. Second experience was still pretty good. Third experience wasn’t good, I didn’t drink enough water so I started going numb and my ears started ringing halfway through. My fourth experience was something to remember.

My fourth experience at Bikram’s was almost life changing. The night before I scarfed down a huge malaysian buffet dinner. I decided Sunday morning I felt energized to go for a session. Everything was ok until again.. halfway through the session. I think we were at the camel position where she quoted this would be the most challenging position and that any emotional garbage anybody was holding on to, that this would be the position to release these emotional. Well I started tearing up really bad but of course nobody notices cause everybody is covered in sweat anyways. At final savasana I balled my eyes out without anybody noticing. I quickly packed up and got into the car(no time to shower cause I need to breastfeed baby as soon I get home). Well… lets just say my entire malaysian buffet dinner came out including the litre of water I had before and during my session. I then drove home and completely broke down with my husband. I puked even more and cried even more. Then I knew I could not lie to myself, I could not lie to bikram yoga.

My groupon ran out a week afterwards. Last week, I decided to take advantage of their back to school special and buy a 40 class pass. Then I bought a bunch of stink-free shirts and tanks from Lululemon to motivate me more.

Bikramyoga is my weekly therapy session and facial session. Its 90 mins for myself and sometimes new mommies like me need that 🙂


Lululemon haul Sept 2011

Filed under: Blog — theeverydayshopper @ 8:53 pm

A bunch of stuff I ordered, only cause I can. And this is after 1.5yrs of unable to shop due to pregnancy and new momma duties.

I deserve it!!!!!!! I don’t care what anybody else says!

Side note: The incompetent driver Fedex can’t read numbers so he dropped it at my neighbors. I called Fedex twice and asked about my missing package. Then I called Lululemon and asked why I had to sign for my last package but not this package. I think it was both 50/50 Fedex and Lululemon at fault on this one.

I did manage to order some more stuff in their “made too much” online store so we’ll see what happens with that.

Otherwise I’m happy with all my items and they relatively fit me pretty well. My favorite is the v neck silverscent shirt I’m wearing now (not pictured).



Don’t let your feelings fester September 2, 2011

Filed under: Everyday — theeverydayshopper @ 6:24 pm

A lot of shit has happened to me over the past 2 weeks. <I wrote a whole bunch of stuff which I wanted to say but deleted it because I have moved on and don’t need to write it out>.  Now we are at ground zero and there’s nothing to look but up. My sis in law has been wonderful. She has been reaching out to me and vice versa. Without her forgiveness and kind heart, things would of turned out differently. I seek my sister in law for kindness and her awkward humor. She makes me smile inside and out. I can finally see her for who she is and not what I perceive her family to be.

Its a daily reminder and gut check I must give myself to be thankful to have inlaws who will always be supportive. They will always love me, and my daughter.

What I learned is to check my ego at the door and be open-minded about others. Don’t let my past affect the future. Live for the present.

Wed Aug 17 – meet inlaws, not internally resolved, need to retaliate

Thu Aug 18 – feelings fester, made public

Fri Aug 19 – called out on festered feelings, scared, insecure, hurt

Sat Aug 20 – preparing for camping trip, busy, emotionally exhausted

Sun Aug 21 – 4 hours to make tent, emotionally and physically exhausted

Mon Aug 22 – Rained out, campsite flooded, emotionally and physically exhausted

Tue Aug 23 – 12 loads of soaking wet laundry, physically exhausted

Wed Aug 24 – second period since giving birth, heavy heavy heavy, physically exhausted

Thr Aug 25 – heavy heavy heavy, physically exhausted

Fri Aug 26 – heavy heavy heavy, physically exhausted, took iron pill due to extreme bleeding

Sat Aug 27 – physically exhausted, period lightening, ate dinner until stuffed

Sun Aug 28 – bikramyoga, threw up last nite dinner and 1 litre H2O, broke down, emotionally and physically exhausted, the pinnacle of my week of hell

Thur Sept 1 – signed off on sold house, anxiety ridden but over now