Two years ago I took my first ever spinning class. Even though I did not write about it in that particular post, I did not enjoy the workout as much as I thought I would. It was uncomfortable so I just never ended up going back.
My running buddy is a huge fan of spinning and it’s a great way to cross train on the days that we don’t run. So, I decided to try spinning just once more to see if anything had changed within the past two years.
My local gym offers a studio cycling class that is 60 minutes long with hills, flats, interval and endurance with motivating music!
The instructor could tell that I was new to spinning so she helped me adjust the seat so that it fit me properly. I am not sure what changed since the last time I took spin but I was certainly more comfortable.
In fact an hour of spin just flew by! The actual spin class was taught in the dark which, I think I like for some reason. The only thing that I am still confused about when it comes to spinning is some of the language they use. I also don’t really picture myself riding up a hill so it’s hard for me to go along with the narration of the class.
Each spin bike came equipped with a monitor that allowed us to adjust the resistance of the bike. The first time I took spin I was not sure what resistance I should be at since the instructor never threw out a numbers.
I just had to wing it whenever I heard the terms “moderate” or “steep hill”. Throughout the entire ride I kept my resistance between 6 and 17.
After the class I checked with my friend to make sure I was at the right resistance. Apparently I was doing it right!
I was convinced that I was doing spinning “wrong”. I have to admit, I am so glad that I gave spinning another chance because since my first class I have attended two more and I am going to another one tonight!
I always thought spinning would be uncomfortable for me, but I am glad that I can include it as part of my workout routine.
Don’t worry- I have not ditched running for spinning justtttt yet. On Sunday I went for a 3 mile loop on parts of the Mt. Vernon trial.
I did take some timed walking breaks during this run, but I am glad my average pace is getting faster! I was a bit tired during the last mile but I am happy to be getting faster!
It feels so good to be gaining some speed and feeling like I am getting comfortable with running three miles.
I know I have not posted a weight loss update in a while, but I know that I have been kicking some major butt in all of my workouts. I am trying new workouts and increasing my mileage.
However, I am sabotaging myself when it comes to what I am eating. Wayyyy too many extravagant meals out. I love eating out and I know that it is possible for me to eat out without going overboard. However, I need to eat more meals at home/ pack my lunch.
Meet the Turkado! My favorite lunch as of late.
Turkey, cheese, lite mayo, tomato and a avocado.
Delicious and filling!
Have you ever tried spinning?