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Quick Update on my 1st spin class....

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I thought I was going to die and I was only 8 minutes in. At 8 mins 30 secs I was sure I was going to keel over and die of a heart attack or from being stabbed in the chest by gear shift after being knocked unconscious after passing out and hitting head on steel handle bars. Power through it. You can do it! That worked until 9 mins 45 secs or so.

I had so much sweat in my eyes, I could barely read the digital screen to be sure I was in the right gear. I wanted to cry. I am a spinning failure. I swear it took everything I had to spin it out until the end of class. I just kept saying, "you're no quitter" and "you can do anything"! Fake it 'Til you make it.

It sorta worked bcuz I finished. Crazy fitness lady was her lovely demanding self but, I just don't think this class is for me. I was bored to death!!!! Up and down and up again while climbing fake hills and staring at the butt in front of me because I can't see myself in the mirror just isn't my thang. I am going to stick it out and finish the session but, I have to do fitness activities I like. Maybe it will grow on me. I no longer despised BootCamp with a passion and continue to show up for my torture.

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day! I am thinking of all my Sparklers and sending you only the healthiest and happiest wishes your way.

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    Saying you no longer despise a form of activity with a passion isn't exactly an endorsement either! Go for what doesn't seem like "exercise," just like you go for what isn't a "diet."

    I've never spun, and you just reminded me why.

    I think I lost your blog subscription, but I'm back on it now!
    1886 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/18/2013 4:17:20 PM
    emoticon I love your description of spin class! And proud of you for powering through the torture! I just hope you're able to move today, I'd be so sore moving would be questionable! Thanks for the inspiration today. emoticon
    1889 days ago
    I always thought spinning would be kinda fun but, well, not now! emoticon At least you stuck out the class and are gonna stick out the session!! Good for you--no quitter there! I continue to walk and do strength and am happy with that routine for now. Had a great Valentine's day--time with grandkids, time with hubby, no chocolate but I bought myself a bouquet of tulips at the grocery store!!! LOL
    1889 days ago
    I spin two times a week and never have liked it. Still don't like it. I agree it's boring and the young girls that teach it are into music like techno and Britney Spears stuff yuck! I want to spin to some soul music or some AC/DC heavy metal something interesting. The music is just a bunch of beats to which I get beat up to! I much prefer Zumba where I can salsa and cha cha. Too bad spinning is better for my hip than Zumba. I agree spinning is boring and hard on the tush too! Good for you for hanging in there. Happy V Day! emoticon emoticon
    1890 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/14/2013 11:31:19 PM
    Good on you! They do get better and, depending on the instructor and the music, are great workouts and pretty fun.

    I recommend bringing a towel, a big one to wipe off your head. And of course, lots of water to rehydrate!

    Congrats on your first class!
    1890 days ago
    I'm impressed. I don't think I could have made it through the spin class.
    1890 days ago
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