Friday, February 18, 2011


So the other day I tried spinning class. Class description: stationary bicycling. Pretty much, a skinny little instructor tells you when you should turn the little dial of torture to make the biking harder and harder. I've tried and failed before. I was determined to finish the whole class this time. This is roughly how it went:

8:30 - I start up, 3 petal strokes in, so far so good. I like the instructor.

8:35 - It's getting hard and that was supposed to be the warm up. Ouch.

8:39 - Oh sweet mama, it's only been 4 mintues? I think about giving up; decide not to just yet.

8:43 - I think that it might have been a dumb decision.

8:45 - Yep, dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb. But I've stuck to other dumb decisions so I'll stick to this one.

8:50 - My quads scream despite the fact that I'm going about 1/2 the speed of everyone else.

8:46 - I hate everyone else. (except Emily who, bless her heart, thought I could acctually do something this hard)

8:50 - I think mean things about the instructor. This gives me a surprising boost of evil energy.

8:56 - Evil energy wanes.

9:05 - My legs go blessedly numb.

9:08 - I realize I need heavens help to get through this class so I think 5 good things about the instructor (but I still don't like her.)

9:09 - I. am. going. to. die.

9:10 - Instructor announces cool-down time.

9:14 - I start to like people again, in general. I forgive the instructor for her sadistic tendencies.

9:15 - Done. Stretch. Endorphins have a chance to catch up with me.

Do I plan to do it again? Yes. That was brutal but I burned a TON of calories. So even though I might wimper a little, me and my jelly legs will be there next week when I hope it will be a little easier. (oh, please let it be easier!)


Sarah (and a few others) said...

You crack me up!!!

Charity said...

I don't dare try spinning, but I feel the same way about the Yoga class that I am taking. It kicks my butt every time but I feel really good when I am done and didn't die. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Literally!

Blacks said...

That was soooo funny and so true. Way to be a trouper and finish it.

Emily H. said...

Oh you are so funny! I'm so happy to read you didn't hate me in the class! What I love the most is that you seriously cycled like a rock star and (I swear) with a smile on your face, that I was surprised you were dying like you were. It WILL get better. promise. And in just 4 weeks and 3 days- I'll join you!!!

Heidi Lindsay said...

You are freaking hilarious! I love you! And I'm inspired by you!

Shannon said...

When I took spin classes before I had kids I would just pretend like I was turning the tension up. Pretty soon I didn't have to pretend anymore. If I took a class tomorrow, I would be the best actress ever.

Jessica M said...

It is brutal but dang if it doesn't feel great when you're done!

Care said...

Ha ha! I love it! If only I were so brave.... :o)

leschornmom said...

I love you! You are so much fun!!!! Good luck next week!

hope said...

I got in 12 minutes of it this morning. My blood sugar must have been off, so I got off after the shakes started. Next time I plan on at least 30 minutes. I am going to slowly work up to 30 minutes!

Sandy & Rick said...

That's craziness! Are you still doing it? I am proud of you for trying it. Lol love ya