It was cold and nasty this morning when I left work. I was tired, and honestly just wants to go home, turn on my electric blanket and snuggle in bed. Then I remembered earlier in the week, I got the brilliant idea to sign up for a 6:00 am X-Bike class. (X-bike is my gym's version of spinning. Here is a blog on the difference if you care to read jannaskeepingitreal.word
Anyway, I got changed and left work in the cold and rain to head to the gym. I walked into the studio and was happy to see a lot of the people from my gym's PC Fit class. One of my classmates (Jane) helped me get my bike set up, and Phyllis (the instructor) gave me a quick rundown, and told me just to focus on getting familiar with the equipment, and I need not worry about standing and doing everything for this workout. She told me it would take a few times for me to catch on.
I sat front and center so I could see everything she was doing. As we went along, it felt a lot like my bike. I took the warm up period to play around a little bit, and honestly after the warm up I was pretty comfortable with it.
I got right into it. I found that it was a lot like trail riding. I got an awesome workout! By the time class was done, my legs burned and I was literally drenched in sweat. It was awesome! I think I have found yet another addiction at the gym!
I am going to have to do a little juggling, and maybe even take a PC Fit and an X-bike class in the same day (hours apart) but I would really like to add a class or two a week. It is a great total body workout, and I think it will really help me with my cardio endurance.
In other news... I posted this picture to Facebook today
and my grandmother comments
" Please honey not too much off!!You look great but we worry about you!!"
I am in the best shape of my life, I live a very healthy, active lifestyle and they worry about me?
I don't think she gets it. I am not sure exactly how I am going to "get sick" from working out, eating clean and being active... I would think I would have "gotten sick" from being an overweight smoker?
I love my Grandmother, I really, truly do, but I wish that she would understand that this is good for me!
Anyway, I hope all of my Sparkies have an awesome day!