Many pounds years ago, I did yoga. It was at the Y and probably more like Yoga Lite, but it was a nice workout and I only farted once.  I put Building Up the Yoga Habit on the Baby Bucket List.

(I’m down to three things left on the Baby Bucket List – the other two were Reach a Good Weight and Go to Europe – and I don’t want to be the only fat-ass in Europe, so Yoga was it.)

The first thing I needed was a partner – so the next time Queen B. came over, I told her she had a fat ass and I had the cure – yoga. It would be quick and effortless, she’s a sucker for quick and effortless.

HB: Ok, the Y has yoga and we’re going. Do you have sweatpants?

QB: I don’t wear sweatpants, it makes my ass look fat. 

HB: Your ass is already fat, but yoga will help. Let’s shop. 

So we immediately sat down on the couch, pulled out the laptop and did some online shopping. Hello Old Navy yoga pants (we’re on a budget). Three days and $100 later (budget my ass), we have a lovely package from Old Navy bearing eight items of yogawear. We were so excited that we started stripping down in the kitchen to try everything on.

QB: *holding up a tank top* This is tiny, did you order children’s wear?

HB: Its yogawear, its supposed to be tight – and its Spandex so it will stretch – and Old Navy runs big, its fine.

QB:  *halfway into the tank top* Was this made in China by very little Chinese people? Because this would only fit a tiny Chinese woman. 

HB: Yeah Mom, thats why we wear 2X, it means the size of two Chinese ladies whose names start with X. Xing and Xiong.

QB: They need to make this stuff bigger. Obviously if you’re doing yoga its because you’re fat. Skinny people don’t need yoga, and if they show up at yoga in clothes that fit, they’re just showing off. Its like a self-esteem class for them. 

HB: Quit acting like you’ve ever been to a yoga class. You don’t even know how to spell yoga.

Since we were in the kitchen, there were no mirrors – so we pour ourselves  into our first ensembles, electric coral racerback tank top and yoga capris, then turn around to model to each other. And great, one of the pants can’t be returned now because SOMEONE laughed too hard and wet her pants.

QB: Your thighs look like a couple of homemade bratwurst in those pants. 

HB: What is that coming out of the back of your racerback tank top – OMG Mom, you have C cups, facing backwards. 

There's been a security breach at Las Camisas!

HB: Mom! You’re not supposed to wear your bra, it has a bra in it!

QB: Its so small it wouldn’t support one boob of mine, get this thing off me, I can’t breathe! Pull on it, quick – but not too hard, the seams are Chinese, they’re not made for this kind of tension!

Ok, next ensemble – electric green v-neck workout shirt and black yoga pants (because black is slimming).

QB: Oh Honey, did you know that those pants had Old Navy stamped on the ass? It looks like a billboard!

Free Billboard Advertising

HB: Oh shut up, your upper arm fat is eating your cap sleeves. 

Queen B. started digging through the bag, “Isn’t there anything larger than 2T in this bag? We need some woman clothes, do they have yoga burqas?”

We put on the least offensive of the purchases, and decide to try out some yoga moves.

Yoga Pose: Downward Facing Dog (or Dropped Donut Under Couch)

QB: We have to do this here, because if this Chinese spandex is going to let loose, it should be in the privacy of home. 

HB: Agreed. No one should witness this. 

Yoga Pose: Warrior Pose (or Will Fight For Food)

QB: We are going to rock this yogi class thing!

HB: Mom, its yoga, not yogi! Next time take your socks off. 

Next Up: Yoga Class! Stay tuned…


posted on March 31, 2012 in baby bucket list, fitness, me, queen b.
the honey b blog


  • nikosmommy

    hilarious! yoga clothes can be a bitch sometimes!…i’d say size up next time but good on you for trying to get back into yoga!!

    • LOL

      Oh dear this convo made me crease =D

      • LOL

        LOL compleastly agree

  • Lil' Woman

    I am pissing my pants laughing at this convo.
    You completely nailed it :)

  • Kate

    I love you.

    I picked up two pairs of yoga pants with a special belly band to hold in guts of size.. yeah, no. All they do is roll down and Accentuate the chub, which leaves me scrambling to find a yoga top long enough to cover the middle, but tight enough to not slide down over my head in downward dog. >.< No luck with that, yet.

  • tabitha

    you girls make me laugh!!
    you are both such fun!

  • Jen

    Hey! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day. I haven’t been by here in FOREVER!! The place looks great.

    This story was hilarious! I enjoy yoga but lately, my body has been craving something “more”. So I started running.

    Crazy. I know.

    Happy Monday!
    Jen recently posted..Balderdash!

  • Natalie

    OMG I almost peed my pants….at work. Not the best locale. This is hilarious. I love you both and you are the best yoga-chicks I have ever seen. My favorite pose is the one where you lay flat on your back. I can do that one the best :)
    Natalie recently posted..That Day I Almost Became a Pot Grower

  • Abigail

    Aaaand this is why I’m afraid to shop online. Sizes are ridiculous and one this will be way to small and another thing in the SAME FREAKING SIZE will fall right off.
    Abigail recently posted..A clean start

  • Michelle

    I may have frightened the neighbors laughing at this post. So funny…and sneaky. You’re like humor ninjas. As a former yoga teacher I have to say I vote for officially renaming downward facing dog to dropped donut under the couch. Brilliant! And way more inspiring. :)

    Stick with it! Yoga is awesome!
    Michelle recently posted..True Love

  • B

    Hahahaha! I love these posts :)
    B recently posted..The Honeymooners.

  • Meka

    Haha i love your blog! so entertaining :D
    i personally love shopping at their pants make me look in shape, and arent sheer! which is a good thing.

    You guys are too funny, thanks for posting.

  • Kali

    Hi! I’ve been reading your web site for a
    while now and finally got the courage to go
    ahead and give you a shout out from Porter Texas!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!
    Kali recently posted..Kali

  • Melissa

    Greetings! I’ve been reading your blog for some time now
    and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Lubbock Tx!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!
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