Tuesday, April 14, 2009

First Spin Class

What a freakin' workout!! I only did the half hour Xpress Spin that the club offers, which is geared toward beginners, or those that don't have time for a full hour class, but at this point, I can't even imagine a full hour! hahaha! Not yet anyway. My quads and knees were still buring from my lunge workouts, so when it was time to stand and peddle.. ugh. I did it for as long as I could. Anymore and I would have ended up crying from the pain. I really don't like doing anything that's going to put me out of commission for the next day, and I know I have kickboxing today.

For my friends and family not familiar with spinning, yes, it's kind of like an exercise bike, but between the tension, standing, sitting, climbing, sprinting, etc., it's a workout like no other. I sweated my ass off yesterday! I'm looking forward to building up my endurance and stamina, and kicking some major butt and hopefully within a month or so trying an hour class. Right now, I'm lucky because this half hour express class is right after work. The instructor didn't realize it was my first class since she's seen me in the club so much, so she said next week to come a little early and she'll help me with adjusting my tension and bike so that the standing/running on the spinner will be easier on my knees. It was fun though. I can't wait for next week!!

Kickboxing is tonight. I'm still not able to get my butt outta bed in the morning to get a workout in, but I'm sure in time I'll slowly start waking up in time to get it in! Happy Tuesday!! Have a great day!


  1. This makes me want to try a spinning class.

  2. You go girl! I want to try spinning soon too

  3. You are really inspiring Cher!!! I know people that really get hooked on those spin classes plus I like that the teacher came up to you & will help you next class!

    Now that kickboxing sounds fun to me!!!!

    You are going to be a force to reckon with!

    Keep up the great work!

  4. Cher, you really sound recharged and on fire! Your motivation is through da roof! That's great.

  5. spin is a great cardio workout..sure to burn tons of calories and make you sweet. I just taught it tonight. Excited to see what you think of kickboxing. That is my post tomorrow!
    Would love to hear your comment.

  6. I'm glad that you're doing so well... but seriously, be mindful that you don't overdo it. I made that mistake when I first started going back, and I ended up doing some permanent damage to my knee because of it.

    Please be careful, hon.


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