Thursday, January 22, 2015

OMS! Oh My Spin!

Remember I mentioned to you I had been at this thing for a while?  Well, 'Way Back When Wednesdays' is a new segment I will be adding from time to time instead of my current Wednesday posts.  WBWW will feature short stories I wrote way back when I first started working out and wanted to be skinty.  Today's post, 'Oh!' is about starting out in spin class.  I first wrote this in September 2008.  

Oh!

Oh! So you thought I forgot again, huh? Well, surprise, surprise!

Not only am I still in the game, but progressing along nicely. I've been back to the gym now for two weeks. Right now I am doing spinning classes at 5:45pm with a little bit of upper body weights. I didn't want to overwhelm myself in the beginning.

Let me tell you. This Monday I walk into class and it is packed. I'm surprised because I've been coming to class off and on for about six weeks and it has never been crowded. Finally, I find a bike and ask my 7ft gorgeous male neighbor, whom I am also seeing for the first time and what a sight, what's happening? His reply was simply that Gladwin's classes are always full.

OMG, I look around and find that there are a lot of new faces and guess what? They were warming up even before the instructor got there. Not slackers like me who won't even get on the bike until the very last minute, cause you know. It hurts!

Look, Monday after class I was in pain, but a little later like midnight the bottom of my spine hurt so much I had to resign to being still to ease the pain. It was at that point I said, "Goodnite!"

The next day everything was bruised from my tailbone to my puff, thighs included. I quietly prayed that I wouldn't have to go to the doctor for help. Girl! How would I explain it? Surely they would think I had been having really rough sex. I wish! I could see me now trying to explain that my husband was away and I got the bruises from my spin class and blah blah blah. Imagine that. But then again, there was the 7ft . . . . . Ok, ok.

Alright, back to the class. Gladwin is psycho sick, ok. Crazy but I lllooooooovvvvvveeee it. Spin, by Gladwin, was harder than any class I've ever taken before, but there is something about it that just makes you want to do it. And do it I did as hard as I could and it felt great. Unfortunately, he only teaches at my gym on Mondays and Tuesdays. The girls tell me he teaches at another gym in town as well. Maybe when I get a little more sophiz I will follow him from gym to gym like all the other new faces in my class on Monday.

What did you think? I would be interested in hearing about your adventures in spin class lol!

This post was shared on Fitness Friday.

16 comments :

  1. LOL. I've never been to a spin class although my girlfriend has been trying to get me to go. I'll be forwarding her this post so she sees why my answer is still no ;) I hope you're feeling better!

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    1. Lol, girrlll, preserve your puff and find another way to get your cardio! Thanks for the share Christine.

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  2. Hilarious!! I have been doing spinning for over 10 years and I love it! You do have to get used to the seats but I have never had this experience. I just did a stadium spin class in this fancy spin studio and it was intimidating but I worked hard so I will be back!

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    1. Yes Nadeen I have heard of the fancy stadium spinning. I even considered checking it out, but if you, of 10 years was intimidated, imagine me lol. Thanks for popping in!

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  3. You are hilarious! I've not been to spin class but I so want to try it. My biggest fear is my little butt hurting and me walking crazy. lol

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    1. You should try it. It will hurt and you will walk a little funny, but it is also a lot of fun. Thanks for popping in!

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  4. I love spinning! It's the only thing I miss about having a home gym.

    Thanks for linking up with Fitness Friday! It's very nice to meet you :)

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    1. Thank you Jill for offering the forum. Nice meeting you too.

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  5. Spinning class is fun, especially when you have the right instructor. That sounds like a pretty painful experience though lol! #wowlinkup

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  6. I was just starting to spin again with my girlfriend but my knee started acting up. I think I should have stayed in the seat the whole class, now my knee is inflamed. I know I have to be careful when I take spin from now on. Spin can be crazy and I felt the same way after taking it the last few weeks. #wowlinkup

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    1. Oooo, Sheila. I hope your knee feels better soon.

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  7. Wow something about that doesn't sound right - bruised up like that? OUCH!!! Make sure you get you a good seat to ease the pain. #wowlinkup

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    1. lol Yes, I agree something wasn't right. Since then I've come to love spinning and I carry my own padded seat to class.

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  8. I have never tried spin but my hubby has. He say his instructor was pure evil :) #wowlinkup

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