Tuesday, August 10

You SPIN me right round...

I did it. I went to spinning this morning. One of my goals was to get back to spinning, as it's the exercise I've enjoyed the most in the past.

I was running late by a few minutes, like always, because it is impossible to get these kids up, fed, and out the door; and then into the gym's daycare, me to the locker room and up to the studio by 9:15 am. Physically impossible.

Anyhow, I walk in with my spinning shoes in hand, and the instructor goes, "Oh, you're not new to this are you." I respond with, "I haven't spun in three years, so kinda!"

I felt like a fraud with spinning shoes, knowing there was NO way I'd make it through the class. My only goal was to stay on the bike the whole time.

And guess what? I did!

Within the first two minutes of class, I was literally dripping with sweat, huffing and puffing, and my legs were already turning into jello. Can you say INTENSE?

We did 553 jumps in class. It was their first time doing more than 300. Lovely intro back to spinning, huh?

By the time I got off the bike, I almost fell over. My legs refused to even hold me up!

If you are so inclined to try it, I HIGHLY recommend it. Even though I was drenched with sweat and had jello legs, I felt so powerful and pumped up after class. Yes, my butt hurts, but I know from experience that'll go away in about two weeks. Yes, I am tired, but it is a great tired.

And it is a hell of a workout. Granted, I've only been back to working out for about a month, but I've done Zumba, Pump, BodyJam (hip hop), circuit training, and 60 min on the elliptical. None of those even come CLOSE to the workout I got this morning. And I probably only did about 40% of the class (meaning the moves and the resistance on the bike and such).

Try it - you won't be disappointed!


  1. Clearly, I need to find a spinning class near me! Sounds like you got a great welcome back work-out in :)

  2. Oh honey, I am glad you like it. However it is not my cup of tea! I love me some zumba though! Glad you got back in to it, and congrats on making it through the whole class!

  3. You're a better woman than me, I tried it once about 8 years ago, I can still remember the pain!
    Well done!

  4. Thats great Amy! Do you need special shoes or can you just wear sneakers?

  5. Awesome job. What the hell are spinning shoes?

  6. I did my first class while on vacation and it rocked! I felt so good afterwards - the sweat and endorphins kicked in! Of course it took a few days before I could sit again, but i will definitely be back!