In my last blog I wrote about being in a rut. About things having to change.
And boy have they!
My gym isn't doing it for me. My fiancée has been urging me to join a gym closer to the house. After my last blog about changes needing to be made, I went and looked at the gym closer to the house. He went with. Whipped out HIS credit card and signed ME up for two years. (Much cheaper that way)
Now instead of NOT going to the gym - which is right across the street from my work - because of being tired at the end of the work day and stressed about the doggies needing to get out of their crates, I simply go home.
Doggies out, work clothes changed, relax a little bit - change into gym clothes and go to the gym which is literally about two minutes from my house.
Oh so nice! But - the best part and this is the alone in love part......they have classes that are included in my membership......
SPINNING! I have wanted for years to take a spin class. Some of you know how much I like to ride my bike...I have never taken a spin class and now there is one offered five days a week! Last Monday was my first class.
Monday: Just trying to figure out the positions. The instructor calls them out over top of loud pumping music (Kid Rock anyone??)
Wednesday: Think I have the positions figured out but MAN is it hard, I am sitting down when I should be standing or hovering....
Thursday (today): Did every move (stand, hover and sit) without sitting down once when I wasn't supposed too! WOO HOO.
For me spinning is like this: I am in a group of people. However, I am not trying to be coordinated enough to figure out which way to move - like in Zumba (shudder - see my blog Zumba Hater). I am alone....nobody else rides my bike, just me. I compete against myself. Can I stand up the whole time the instructor wants us to? Can I do those crazy saddle lunges for this WHOLE song?
this! Each night I try to do a little better. I compete against myself alone. Nobody crosses the finish line before me. It's just me, by myself, alone and in love with spinning. Spinning and winning!