Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spinning, my Passion!

I always get asked about my Spinning obsession. So, ran across this article today and thought I would share. {"stuff that keeps me up at night", blog by} ...

I heard alot about spinning. Spinning is a form of group exercise focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity and recovery, that involve using a special stationary bike.  

For those of you that spin or know someone who spins, you know that it's well.. addicting! Spinners look and say they feel great..better than they ever have before! They live for their next class and once hooked, rarely miss. I wanted to feel great too, so I decided to give spinning a try.  

The very next morning after I made this monumental decision, I jumped out of bed, motivated and excited to get started. I put on my cutest workout gear and dabbed on some bronzer, and walked rather excitedly to a popular spinning class. Once I got in the room, I got myself situated and on to the bike.  Then the class started rockin' and rollin' with the instructor shouting what we should be doing over the blaring music and motivating lyrics...and I was feeling pretty good.

As energized as I felt, I must admit, as a confident, self-assured woman, I still felt a little insecure watching my classmates spin rhythmically and rapidly. It's funny that when in the context of a spin class, other than how you ride and how long everything else is completely irrelevant to these people. It doesn't matter that you're wearing cute clothes or that you applied bronzer. It all comes down to passion for the sport and how hard the spinner will push this class. I pushed myself to pedal faster and stronger. Before long, I had hit the half-way mark 30 minutes. I had biked uphill, downhill, on the saddle, out of saddle, and at various speeds. My insecurities were replaced by a throbbing pain in my ass, but I continued to pedal and tried hard not to look at the clock.

After the hour was up, I got off the bike. The classmates were stretching and slapped high fives while I focused on trying to move one foot in front of the other in some semblance of making my way to the changing room, dripping with sweat! It felt rewarding to complete the session, but I also felt relieved - genuine authentic relief - that the experience was over. As I hobbled home, sore from my overworked legs and my numb ass, I felt proud. I had stepped out of my comfort zone. These spinners mean business, but at the end of the day exercising is an important ride and I envy they found their passion!

And there is they key word "passion".   You MUST find something that moves your body that you will enjoy; or it will NEVER become a life long habit.   

It is really that simple!   If you dont believe me, just ask any smoker and hey they fatties too with their addiction to carbs; or the drug addicts or an alcoholic. Get my gist, Trust, when we tell you..once you enjoy it, you will NEVER turn away.   That is without forceful intervention.   


  1. Well I admire your passion, I tried one spinning class and never wanted to do it again. I didn't know if I wanted to cry or throw up first, so I am pretty sure I did both before even leaving the gym. Keep up the spinning and kicking ass!!

  2. I've never tried spinning... it looks soooo crazy! I think I need to keep working up my endurance before I try it. I've been working my way through the xbox kinect Zumba which is really fun. I didn't realize I was so out of shape. Before babies I used to go to Zumba classes and keep up! Maybe one day I will give it whirl... ha...pun intended!