First and foremost, I started my Bikram Yoga class today!  I know, I know, I was supposed to start this in October…but I just couldn’t do it.  I went back to the doc to check my thyroid ’cause I was STRUGGLING and my numbers are WAY OUT OF WACK again!  We adjusted my meds and I go back in 6 weeks.  Let me just say, it was HARD to get my body moving this morning, especially knowing I was going to spend 90 minutes in a room heated to 105* 

(No, that’s not me!  Source)

 Okay, I went into the class with an open mind and was ready to get drippy.  BUT…30 minutes in (still during the standing phase) I had to leave the room and (sorry if this is TMI) vomit because I was so STINKING hot!  I wet my face and took about 3 minutes to cool down and then straight back into the room and finished out the class!  I thought about leaving and not finishing the class, but told myself…”That’s something the OLD me would do…Rachel, you are trying to change your life.  Push through it!”  So, YEA for me for sticking it out, and giving it my all!  I feel proud of myself for finishing and am hopeful the next time I go I will adjust to the extreme temps a little easier.

If you are interested in learning more about Bikram you can go here.

Now for the Fun Part!


I’ve been throwing around this idea in my head for several weeks but have wondered if I have enough of a following to do something like this…I’d love to put together a cookie exchange with fellow bloggers.  If you are at all interested please post a comment, and leave some way for me to contact you.  Pass this on to other fellow bloggers as well.  It’s a great way to build friendships with this online community!

Guidelines –

  • Submit to me Your Name and Address
  • Bake, package, and mail 6-12 cookies per person on the exchange (if we get a lot of participants I will divide participants into  groups so that we are not making 20 dozen cookies to ship out).
  • Share your recipe
  • Post your recipe and your experience on your blog!  Photos are encouraged.
  • Sign-Up by November 24th, I will send out names and addresses on the  28th, and ship out cookies no later than December 10th.

If you have suggestions or comments please leave a comment!  I am excited and hopeful this will be a success!