a spin class

I don't "like" to workout but of course I do because I have too. I always feel wonderful after but sometimes it's a challenge getting there. One thing about me tho is I have to have a class, a dvd, a trainer - basically someone needs to be telling me what to do. I get bored of workout classes easily so I'm always up for something new.
SO, when my soon to be cousin in law Mai, asked if I wanted to join her for spin class, I of course said yes. Bright and early Saturday morning Mai and I headed to class. (thank you sister for watching Ardobardo) Not gonna lie, as we got closer and closer I was getting nervous. I just kept thinking I hadn't done a hard workout class in a long time and I might vom. I thought, "okay if I vom, whatever, I just won't come back." - That's a normal thought process right.
We were the first ones there and the instructor couldn't have been nicer. We told her it was our first time and she explained everything to us. She also said not to worry about keeping up, she said just peddling a moderate pace is okay for now too and we're still burning calories. (phew! I love when instructors are nice like that) Okay so, want to know when you know a workout is gonna be really freaking hard?? When the instructor tells you to start by warming up and you peddle for about a minute and you get tired---yeah that was ME!
Class started and actually I was doing pretty good, Mai kept up with no problem so I was trying to also, then we started standing and peddling and that's when the S got real and I thought, yup I'm gonna vom. My legs were soooo so so so tired! However when I started feeling like it was too much and like the vom was coming up, I slowed down sat and just went at my pace. Funny thing is that is what I love about classes. They push you to go at there pace, not yours. Cause, lets face it, my pace isn't hard to achieve. Oh then those sweet words of, "we're almost done!" were shouted and I gave it my all. Then class was over, I was drenched in sweat, I moved slowly and I felt great! Happy my workout was over and I had the rest of the day. I do have one piece of advice for your first time, apparently when its over and you get into your car, if one of your buttocks hurts, that's completely "normal" and it goes away in 1 1/2 days. You're Welcome! :)

If you live near South Pasadena this is the class I tried out The Cycle Annex I don't remember my instructors name, but I'm gonna call her sweatheart--cause she was sweet and made me sweat.


  1. 1 1/2 day? Lucky you! When I took my first spinning class my buttocks hurt for almost a week. No-I-am-not-lying, lol.

    I found your blog the other day and am truly enjoying the glimpse you give into your life =)


  2. Spinning is such a great workout! And we must live really close to you! We are just on the border of South Pasadena :)


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