Sorry this post is a day late but I was really tired yesterday!!! I was recently inspired to pick spinning back up after my bff Jill went to her first spin class a couple weeks ago and had a “near death” experience…
Jill walked away from the class very sore and traumatized…. I attribute her bad experience to a bad instructor teaching the class. Spinning can be a very advanced workout and its up to the instructor to explain that to the class! How do I know so much about this…. because I used to teach spinning while I was in college. Once I got out into the real world and got a full-time job teaching fell to the way side, and I often think about getting just my spin certification again because I loved teaching the class SO much (I mostly like screaming at people for an hour)!
I’ve had a lot of people in the past ask me what spinning is so in case you are wondering as well:
Indoor cycling (spinning), as an organized activity, is a form of exercise with classes focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, higher intensity (race days) and recovery, that involves using a special stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel in a classroom setting.– Source Wikpedia
I have read that you can burn up to 500 calories in a 40 minute class! The class I took last night was AWESOME and 55 min. so burn baby burn! I think spinning is a great addition to my running and I am definitely going to get back into it!
Clean Eating Day #9
Breakfast: 1 bagel thin, 1 Tsp. of natural peanut butter, 8oz. of water, Coffee
Snack: 1 fiber one vanilla yogurt cup, 1 banana
Lunch: Salad with 1 hardboiled egg, carrots, onions, chickpeas, mushrooms, black olives. With 2 Tsp. of low-fat ranch dressing. Orange
Snack: 1 whole grain wrap with one slice of low-fat deli ham.
Dinner: 6 inch Subway veggie sub.
Snack: Cottage cheese cup.
Challenges: I didn’t sleep well Monday night so I was dragging but ALL day. Luckily the spinning class revived me a little bit. Eating was easy overall though. I’m starting to make the mind-body connection that eating shitty food completely sabotages my workouts, and I am working out WAY to hard to let that happen!